William Farquhar and Singapore Stepping out from Raffles' Shadow
Size: 21.8 x 15.1 x 1.7 cm, xviii, 258 pp, 0.570 kg
This in-depth study by Nadia Wright, with a foreword by Professor Tommy Koh, elevates William Farquhar’s role in the founding of Singapore from the obscurity cast by Raffles’ glorified shadow. A must for anyone interested in the facts of Singapore’s establishment and what actually took place between the two men during the settlement’s embryonic years. Available in hardcover and paperback.
Nadia Wright is a retired teacher living in Melbourne, Australia, having migrated from New Zealand. Her research focuses on the Armenians in Southeast Asia as well as the founding of British Singapore. She is the author of Respected Citizens: The History of the Armenians in Singapore and Malaysia, co-authored Vanda Miss Joaquim: Singapore’s National Flower & the Legacy of Agnes & Ridley, and has published related scholarly articles.