"While the colonisation of Central Sulawesi was a process that was unique to the particular demographic, social, political and economic characteristics of the region, in broad terms it replicated Dutch colonial policy and practice in the rest of the archipelago at the beginning of the 20th century. The diary of Aspirant Controleur Emile Gobee, records the process which imposed the relocation and resettlement of the Pamona people of the Poso region of Central Sulawesi into villages and therefore began a dramatic process of change. The document provides a rare example of the process of colonialism and goes to the heart of understanding the nature of the colonial project in the Dutch East Indies."--Publisher's website. "The 1909-10 diary of Aspirant Controleur Emile Goběe, of Poso, Sulawesi in the Dutch East Indies, with a scholarly introduction that explains the significance of Dutch colonial and missionary intervention, which intentionally destroyed traditional cultures and lifestyles. During the time covered by this diary, the administration moved entire villages to places where they could be observed, changed their farming practices, and introduced trade and Christianity." -- Publisher.
translated and with an introduction by Joost Coté. Glossary of non-English terms -- Map of Indonesia -- Map of the Paso region -- Introduction: Colonial intervention in Central Sulawesi -- The Diary of Aspirant Controleur Emile Gobee, June 1909-May 1910 -- Appendix 1. Correspondence between Gobee and his superior -- Appendix 2. Poems by Ta Lasa: poems of occupation -- Appendix 3. Outline for an address to the native rulers of the Paso region 1910 -- Appendix 4. Extracts from the official diary of Controleur H de Vogel.
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