Budrudeen accompanied us to the Mooarra, and thence, on Friday evening, we crossed to the anchorage of Labuan.
In 1889 Labuan was put under the administration of the Company.
Labuan strikes me as a very suitable starting-point for a naturalist who may wish to explore Borneo.
Sarawak in Borneo, and Labuan off the coasts, are such gates.
After the Labuan failure, however, one is disposed not to be over-sanguine in such matters.
The island is larger than that of Labuan, and, as far as we know, has no coal.
Labuan is situated off the mouth of the Brunai River and has an area of thirty square miles.
On that island there are coal-seams under approximately similar circumstances to those on Labuan.
Sir James, however, was soon after deprived of the governorship of Labuan, and the head-money was abolished.
In April we had another baby girl; and soon after, the Bishop went to Labuan, to arrange about a church being built there.