By A. Kirk-Greene
Britain's recognized in a foreign country civil prone - the Colonial Administrative carrier, the Indian Civil carrier and the Sudan Political carrier - not exist as a huge and sought-after occupation for Britain's graduates. during this specific learn the background of every carrier is gifted in the framework of the necessity to administer an increasing empire. shut consciousness is paid to the tools of recruitment and coaching and to the socio-educational historical past of the in another country directors in addition to to the character in their paintings. the distinguished incumbents of presidency condo are revealingly tested. The impression of decolonisation on in another country officers and the types of 'second careers' which they took up are documented. This authoritative narrative background is enlivened via recourse to carrier lore and anecdotes.
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The occasions on which the 'old boy' network did manifest itself were for the most part in social gatherings, cutting across the civil service boundaries to include military officers from the garrison or cantonment, the few ex-public school commercial directors or agents (the 'box-wallahs', taipans, even 'counter-jumpers' of the East), and any other old boys, perhaps bankers or solicitors, who might be around. The Government of India's annual exodus to Simla was often the excuse for Old Boys' dinners - one which Dufferin graced with his viceregal presence was for Old Etonians, who sat down 16 to table.
Helena, occupied by the East India Company after the Dutch had abandoned it in 1651; and what were really no more than slave-trading stations along the West African Coast, like the Gambia and the Gold Coast. Aside from the New England States and the expanding commercial activity of the East India Company, further territorial expansion came about with the major European wars of the second half of the eighteenth century. The Treaty of Paris (1763) added to the British Empire the rest of Canada and more islands in the West Indies.
S In the future Dominions, there was now British Columbia and the Canadian Northwest; in the Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania and British New Guinea; and in Africa, Natal, Zululand, the Transkei, Rhodesia, Basutoland and Bechuanaland. As part of what was subsequently to be recognized as the Colonial Empire, Hong Kong, Fiji, Lagos An Empire to be Administered: the Metropolitan Organization 25 and much of the Gold Coast were ceded, and from Penang and Singapore Britain progressively extended its authority over the Malay peninsula, with the Straits Settlements separating from British India to become a Crown Colony in 1867.
Britain’s Imperial Administrators, 1858–1966 by A. Kirk-Greene