Who Is The Founder Of Singapore

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Who Is The Founder Of Singapore

  1. 1. William Farquhar? (1774-1839) Who’s the founder of Singapore?
  2. 2. <ul><li>Farquhar claimed to be the founder of Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Farquhar’s Millitary and Political Career </li></ul><ul><li>Farquhar’s Contributions To Singapore </li></ul>Let us look under these topics before we conclude: Who is the founder of Singapore? – William Farquhar?
  3. 3. Farquhar claimed to be the founder of Singapore <ul><li>Farquhar wrote to Raffles and claimed that he should be the founder of Singapore. Farquhar was later dismissed by Raffles in 1823. </li></ul><ul><li>Raffles said that he communicated to Farquhar the authority which he invested, to form a settlement. </li></ul><ul><li>Farquhar was ruled against by the court of Directors in November 1825, refusing his request to be reinstated. </li></ul>Who is the founder of Singapore? – William Farquhar?
  4. 4. Farquhar’s Millitary and Political Career Who is the founder of Singapore? – William Farquhar? Soldier,17 Participated in campaigns 1792 and 1793 Promoted Lieutenant took part in the British Capture of Malacca from the Dutch -1795 Promoted from chief of staff 1798 Promoted Commandant 1803,29 Chosen Resident and commandant Napoleonic War 1818
  5. 5. <ul><li>By 1807, Farquhar had found an ally in Raffles </li></ul><ul><li>Their positions were reversed due to the British expenditure to capture Dutch Java in 1811. </li></ul><ul><li>Farquhar performed several military task for Raffles. </li></ul><ul><li>Raffles was then designated to Resident and Commandant of Malacca in 1814 by General Lord Hastings. </li></ul><ul><li>Farquhar was regarded as Raja of Malacca. </li></ul>Who is the founder of Singapore? – William Farquhar?
  6. 6. Farquhar’s Contributions To Singapore <ul><li>Without entering into the argument of who did more, it is clear that while the objectives and initiatives were from Raffles, the actual operations and implementation were left to Farquhar , in his capacity as British Resident and Commandant of Singapore. </li></ul><ul><li>Farquhar had to play the role of mother and nurse to the infant (Singapore) during it’s first four years. </li></ul>Who is the founder of Singapore? – William Farquhar?
  7. 7. Who After William Farquhar? <ul><li>William Farquhar was later replaced by another Scotsman, John Crawfurd (1783-1868) </li></ul>Who is the founder of Singapore? – William Farquhar?
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>In spite of the burdens that Farquhar took for </li></ul><ul><li>the first four years, it was told that Farquhar </li></ul><ul><li>set to work at once to implement Raffles </li></ul><ul><li>instructions. </li></ul>Who is the founder of Singapore? – William Farquhar?
  9. 9. Some historians of Singapore have tried to redress the balance. Ironically, it was a formal Raffles Professor of history , Dr Ken Tregonning, who championed Farquhar at Raffles’ expense. Who is the founder of Singapore? – William Farquhar?
  10. 10. <ul><li>Acknowledgements are from the literature, culture and society of Singapore: The man who Raffles Left Behind: William Farquhar (1774 – 1839) </li></ul>Done By, Hui Yu (2D) , 2008, TWSS

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