Photo: The beautifully restored former home of Agnes Keith.

Agnes Keith House

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Perched on a hill overlooking the city of Sandakan is the beautifully restored former home of American author Agnes Keith. She wrote three autobiographical accounts of life in Sabah (North Borneo) pre, during and post World War II.

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One tells of her time as a prisoner of war and was made into the film Three Came Home. Her husband, Henry (Harry) Keith, was the appointed Conservator of Forests and later promoted to Director of Agriculture for the government of North Borneo, and is credited with starting the process of large-scale conservation in Sabah. Rafflesia keithii, a species of the giant flower, is named in ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)


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