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History of the first person in North Borneo on a motorcycle trip between Keningau, Melalap and Tambunan Road
Between 9th and 13th August 1928, an American Doctor by the named C G Campbell made a daring adventure when he took his Douglas motorcycle on a trip from Melalap to Keningau and Tambunan on an inspection duty.
Being known as an accomplished medical doctor and a biker, he successfully made the trip to Keningau following the partly constructed road and continued his journey to Tambunan accompanied by a dresser from Keningau using a pushbike to pick up screws, nuts and other gadgets that might bump of from the machine.
On his return trip from Keningau to Melalap, Dr Campbell took three and half hours to reach to his destination, which included carrying the machine to get across fords and wading wet soil due to heavy rain.
His adventurous trip was to be the first recorded person to have successfully ridden a (Douglas?) motorcycle from Melalap to Keningau and Tambunan that caused a lot of excitement and interest among the natives (Murut) in the Interior.
Source : Keningau Heritage and Legacy in the interior Residency by Abednigo Chow.
This Dr Campbell may be the Prof. CG Campbell who was president of the American Eugenics Research Association. At the 1935 world population congress in Berlin he lauds Adolf Hitler and his supporting “social philosophers” and says Germany “sets a pattern which other nations and other racial groups must follow if they do not wish to fall behind in their racial quality.”” Ummm!
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