Reliving history: 250 volunteers transcribed Straits Settlements Records as part of Citizen Archivist Project

EVERY day stories about leaking roofs, petty squabbles and rice and ghee rations may be mundane, but the Straits Settlements Records (SSR) are also a treasure trove of historical information about British colonial rule in Singapore.

Some records date back to 1807, even before Singapore became a British colony. The handwritten records give us an interesting insight into the matters colonial rulers dealt with on a daily basis.

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