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Former Indigenous States of Indonesia (Dutch Protectorate)

Last modified: 2011-06-10 by ian macdonald
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Gebe

Flag of Gebe by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 1:1.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

Goenoeng (Gounong Tabur)

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

The flag of the Sultanate of Gounong Tabur (Dutch Goenoeng Tabur) in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) was triangular.
Jaume Ollé, 24 January 2001

[Gounong Tabur Sultanate]
by Jaume Ollé

A plate from Armand shows also a different flag, perhaps the sultan's standard. Jaume Ollé, 24 January 2001

Gounong Tabur - Gunung Tabur, is on the Berau river (East Kalimantan). The autonomous kingdom of Berau, dating back to the 14th century, was divided in1883, with the Berau river a natural boundary between new capitals established at Sambaliung and Gunung Tabur. In 1960 both kingdoms were abolished by Indonesian parliamentary decree. (cf. Indonesia Handbook 1989, p. 785).

The Muslim sultanates in Dutch Borneo were used as buffer states between inland Dayaks and sea-faring peoples like the Buginese and Sulu-peoples. They were described as 'weak states', although there were fierce rebellions in the 19th century, which threatened the Dutch presence in the whole archipelago.
Jarig Bakker, 24 January 2001

[Gounong Tabur Sultanate]
by Jarig Bakker

In "The pirate wind", Owen Rutter, 1930, reprint 1987, is a short description: "It was headed by a standard-bearer carrying the red and white colors of Gunong Tabor..." (p. 163). Opposite p. 164 a picture with the flag, from which I made this reconstruction.

Gunung Tabur - Bendera Kesultan

[Gounong Tabur Kesultan] image by Rob Raeside, 1 June 2010
based on sketch by John McMeekin

Gunung Tabur - Bendera Sultan

[Gounong Tabur Sultanate] image by Rob Raeside, 1 June 2010

based on sketch by John McMeekin

The Royal Standard is plain yellow.
John McMeekin, 1 June 2010

Gowa

[Gowa Sultanate] image by Rob Raeside, 2 June 2010
based on a sketch by John McMeekin

Gowa Sultanate looks like a State Flag.
John McMeekin, 2 June 2010

[Gowa Sultanate] image by Rob Raeside, 2 June 2010
based on a sketch by John McMeekin

Gowa Sultanate looks like a Royal Standard.
John McMeekin, 2 June 2010

Photos of the red and yellow Gowa flags can be seen here.
John Duncan McMeekin, 21 November 2010

Haria

Flag of Haria  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 1:2.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

Note: A lion is draw in the left of the flag (white part).

Iha

Flag of Iha  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio near 1:2 .

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

Indragiri flags

HEIR PRINCE

Radja Moeda Flag

Radja Moeda Flag  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

ADMIRAL PRINCE

Radja Moeda als Laksamana flag

Radja Moeda als Laksamana flag  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

PRINCE

RADJA TJIQ BESAR flag

RADJA TJIQ BESAR flag  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

PRINCE

RADJA TJIQ MOEDA flag

RADJA TJIQ MOEDA flag  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

INDRAGIRI: BINTARA

Bintara flag  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

INDRAGIRI: GOVERNOR OF MARITIME FORT

Sjahbandar

Sjahbandar  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

PRINCE AND PRINCESS

Anak Radja flag

Anak Radja flag  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ?.

INDRAGIRI: PANGLIMAN DALEM

Pangliman Dalam flag  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

INDRAGIRI: PANGLIMAN PRANG

Pangliman Prang flag  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

INDRAGIRI: ORANG KEBANJAKAN

Orang Kebanjakan flag  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

INDRAGIRI TREASURER FLAG

Datoe Bandhara flag

Datoe Bandhara flag  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

INDRAGIRI REGENT FLAG

Datoe Toemenggoeng flag

Datoe Toemenggoeng flag  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ?.