Fording Sungai Perak on elephants at Kuala Kangsar, 1897

Source: Arkib Negara Malaysia

Source: Arkib Negara Malaysia

Fording the river near Kuala Kangsar on elephants. This photo was probably taken during the first Federal Conference (Durbar) in July 1897 and quite possibly this was when the party was on its way to the picnic spot of ‘Menggelunchor’.

Source: Arkib Negara Malaysia

Source: Arkib Negara Malaysia

In the photo is, on the leftmost elephant: the Acting Governor, H.E. Sir J. Scott and  Almarhum Sultan Idris I. On the other elephant are Lady Scott, A. Calsecott (C.S.G.) and A. Hyde (personal secretary to the Acting Governor).

Reference: Moore WK. The Colonial Jewel – Sport and Recreation. In Malaysia – A Pictorial History 1400-2004. Kuala Lumpur: Editions Didier Millet; 2004. p160.

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