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Selected Bibliography

A. Ghafar Ahmad, Chronological Biography of Arthur Charles Alfred Norman, Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Vol. 70, No. 1 (272) (1997)


Ahmad Kamal Ariffin Mohd Rus (2001), ‘Sanitary Board' Kuala Lumpur - Peranan dan Pentadbiran 1890-1914, Kuala Lumpur: Historical Society of Malaysia

Bird, Isabella L. (1884), The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither, New York: G.P Putnam’s Sons


Butcher, John G. (1979), The British in Malaya, 1880-1941: the social history of a European community in colonial South-East Asia. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press


German, R. L (1936), Handbook to British Malaya, London: Malayan Information Agency


Gullick, J.M. (1988), Kuala Lumpur 1880-1895: A City in the Making, Selangor: Pelanduk Publications Sdn. Bhd.


Gullick, J.M. (1993), Glimpses of Selangor 1860-1898 Monograph 25, Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS)


Gullick, J.M. (1994), Old Kuala Lumpur, New York: Oxford University Press


Gullick, J.M. (2000), A History of Kuala Lumpur (1856-1939), Monograph 29, Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS)

Gullick, J.M. (2007), Selections from the Selangor Journal, Selangor Journal, Reprint 26 (J.M. Gullick, editor), Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS)


Gullick, J.M. (2008), A History of Negeri Sembilan Monograph No.33, Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS)


Gullick, J.M. (June 2014), Recollections of My time in Malaya (1945-1956) Part 2, MBRAS Journal Vol. 87, no 306, pp53-81

Grey, Claire (2015), Philip Charles Russell, Architect and Engineer 1884-1921, Snapshot Stories

Harvey, Jennifer, How to Date Buildings – Using Data from Arkib Negara Malaysia


Innes, Emily (1885), The Golden Chersonese with the Gilding Off, London: Richard Bentley & Son


Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia (1995), Memperingati JKR 123 Tahun, Kuala Lumpur: Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia

Khoo Kay Khim (1996), Kuala Lumpur- The Formative Years, Kuala Lumpur: Berita Publishing

Lai Chee Kien (2007), Building Merdeka: Independence Architecture in Kuala Lumpur, 1957-1966, Kuala Lumpur: PETRONAS


Major David Ng (Rtd), Steven an, Muzaffar D.J Tate (1987), Kuala Lumpur in Postcards 1900-1930, Kuala Lumpur: Fajar Bakti Sdn. Bhd.


Metcalf, Thomas R. (2007), Imperial Connections: India in the Indian Ocean Arena, 1860-1920, University of California Press

Mohamad Tajuddin Mohamad Rasdi (2012), The Architectural Heritage of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka

Raffles, Stamford, One Hundred Years of Singapore by Stamford Raffles

Suara Singh & Others, The 100-year Beacon of Stigmatic Pride: Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta, Perak

Federation of Malaya Railways (1935), Fifty years of Railway in Malaya 1885-1933, Kuala Lumpur: Federation of Malaya Railways


Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (2007), Architectural Heritage-Kuala Lumpur Pre-Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur: Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia

Rimba (1922), Bygone Selangor: A Souvenir, Kuala Lumpur: Charles Grenied & Son


Robson, J.H.M. (2001), Records and Recollections: 1889-1934, Reprint 3, Kuala Lumpur: Kyle, Palmer & Co.


Ser Wue Hiong, Teoh Chee Keong and Tang Ah Chai (2012), Moving Mountains- A Pictorial History of the Chinese in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Volume I: Kuala Lumpur, Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies


Ser Wue Hiong, Teoh Chee Keong and Tang Ah Chai (2013), Moving Mountains- A Pictorial History of the Chinese in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Volume III: Kuala Lumpur, Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies


Ser Wue Hiong, Teoh Chee Keong and Tang Ah Chai (2014), Moving Mountains- A Pictorial History of the Chinese in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Volume II: Kuala Lumpur, Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies


Sheppard, Mubin (1986), Klang- Twenty Centuries of Eventful Existence, Kuala Lumpur: Pelanduk Publications (M)


Tiernan, John, Messrs Cowell and Shelmerdine, and Dr. Carnegie: or, How Liverpool’s Public Library System Expanded from the 1890s, Liverpool History Journal - 2009 (No. 8), Liverpool: Liverpool History Society

Tiernan, John, The Shelmerdine Architectural Dynasty, Liverpool History Journal  - 2003 (No.12), Liverpool: Liverpool History Society


Russell, T.B, John Russell, 1855-1930:A Tale of Early Days in the Malays States, Kuala Lumpur, 1993, (pg 184)

Wright, Arnold & Cartwright, H.A (1908), Twentieth Century Impressions of British Malaya: Its History, People, Commerce, Industries and Resources, London: Llyod’s Greater Britain Publishing Co. Ltd.


50 years of Railway in Malaya 1885-1933




F.M.S Annual Reports

Annual Report F.M.S 1896

Annual Report F.M.S 1900

Annual Report F.M.S 1901

Annual Report F.M.S 1902

Annual Report F.M.S 1903

Annual Report F.M.S Selangor 1904

Annual Report F.M.S 1905

Annual Report F.M.S 1907

Annual Report F.M.S P.W.D 1915

Annual Report F.M.S P.W.D 1916

Annual Report P.W.D Perak Branch 1911

Annual Report F.M.S Perak 1917

Annual Report Selangor

Annual Report Selangor 1899

Annual Report Selangor 1888

Annual Report Selangor 1892

Annual Report Selangor 1900

Annual Report Selangor 1908

Annual Report Selangor 1909


Annual Report Selangor PWD

Annual Report Selangor PWD 1895-1897

Annual Report Selangor PWD 1912

FMS Government Gazette

Supplement to the FMS Government Gazette March 13 1914, Federated Malay States, Report of the Malay States Volunteer Rifles for the Year 1913


RIBA Biographical Files obtained from RIBA British Architectural Library

RIBA Biographical Files of A.B Hubback

RIBA Biographical Files of A.C Norman


Selangor Government Gazette

13th September 1907

12 March 1909, Minutes No.20 (M218/72 S)


Selangor State Files

SSF 801/98, Letter from The Acting State Engineer to the Secretary to Government

SSF 1235/95, Resignation of Mr. Bidwell Chief Draughtsman P.W.D Head Office

SSF:PWD 4885/1911, Resignation of A.B Hubback from Sanitary Board

SSF 5144/96, Residence for Resident General-Invitation of Tenders for Correspondence (1896-1898)


Documents lodged at Arkib Negara Malaysia (National Archives of Malaysia)


ANM Acc. No. (Arkib Negara Malaysia Accession Number)

1957/0002519 Re Appointment of Mr. AC Norman as Assistant Superintendent and Chief Draughtsman PWD

1957/0020677, Tender for the Railway Office Kuala Lumpur

1957/0026139, Asks that the estimates and for tenders for Passenger Station KL and the Railway Offices

1957/0052160, Additions to Railway Offices (4 Jan 1895)

1957/0057616, Seeks permission for the following officers Messrs. Bellamy, Paxon & Hubback, to leave the state to visit Sungei Ujong on the 4th and 5th of August

1957/0058079, Mr. A.B Hubback to act as Architect and draw half salary of the architect and half his own, from 5.7.95

1957/0058160, Application from Mr. T.R. Hubback of Liverpool for post of Assistant Engineer Kuala Lumpur, Forwards-

1957/0058394, Munshi Allowance for Mr. A.B Hubback Chief Draftsman

1957/0059697, Leave to Mr. Hubback from 20.12.1895 to 3.1.1896, with permission to leave the State

1957/0060292, Agreement with Mr. A.B Hubback appointed Chief Draftmaster, Public Works Department Selangor. Forwards:-

1957/0061308, Application from Mr. Hubback, Chief Draughtsman for extra pay as Architect

1957/0062233, Quarters lately occupied by Mr. A.B Hubback – Reports that they are now vacant

1957/0064059, Medical certificate for Mr. A.B Hubback

1957/0064995, Securities of – Messr. Spearing Stokoe & T.R Hubback

1957/0065049, Forwards application from Mr. Hubback, Chief Draughtsman, Public Works Department extra pay for performing the duties of Architect & recommends an allowance of $25 a month

1957/0068463, Application from Mr. A.B Hubback Acting District Engineer Ulu Langat for 4 days leave with permission to leave the state 23.1.1897

1957/0069034, Allowance of $25 per mensem to Mr. A.B Hubback Chief Draftsman, for architectural work.

1957/0069404, Horse allowance to Mr. A.B Hubback for supervising the construction of Federal Buildings.

1957/0069429, Tenders for Extension to Railway Offices

1957/0069680 Application for 15 months leave from Mr. T. Groves Factory Engineer

1957/0070799, Tiffin Room for the Railway Offices-forward Advert calling for Tenders

1957/0072259, Acceptance of Mr. A.B Hubback's Signature as Factory Engineer

1957/0072292, States that the quarters on Venning Road recently occupied by Mess. Hubback and Whitley are now vacant.

1957/0072624, Application from Mr. A.B Hubback Acting Factory Engineer for leave of absence from 21st October to 25th November

1957/0074071, Allowance to Mr. Hubback, Chief Draughtsman – Recommends

1957/0075345, Asks that Mr. Hubback be called upon to substantiate or withdraw the imputations regarding petitioner

1957/0075929, Letter from A.B Hubback, agent for Mr. W. Nicholas requesting that his sub contractor may be allowed free timber cutting passes for firewood necessary for heating his furnaces.

1957/0075929, Enclose a letter from Mr. A.B Hubback, Agent for Mr. W. Nicholas

1957/0080965, Appointment of Mr. A.B Hubback Chief Draughtsman. Calls attention to error in Notification No. 361 of Gazette of 16 August 1895.

1957/0080965, Resignation of Mr. A.B Hubback

1957/0084494, Recommends issues of a license to Messrs. Nicholas and Hubback for brickmaking at Kerling.

1957/0089021, Pay of Mr. Hubback, Asst. Engineer for Selangor Govt. Railway

1957/0098547, Appointment of Mr. A.B Hubback as Architectural Assistant to be attached to the office of the Director of Public Works Department, Federated Malay State, Notification for Gazette:-

1957/0109176, Porch. Town Hall and Municipal Offices. Construction by Mr. W. Nicholas. Recommends.

1957/0110361, Guarantee bond of Mr. A.C Norman

1957/0147229, Enquiries as to when the new Lunatic Asylum at Tanjong Rambutan will be ready for occupation.

1957/0204495, Quarters for Brigadier General A.B Hubback

1957/0584952, No objection to Mr. A.B Hubback's application for one month's extension of leave, from 18th December next, being acceded to. States that there is- 

1957/0589402, Proposed Retirement from the Service of Mr. F. St. G Caulfeild Director of Public Works, F.M.S and his request that he may be allowed to count for pension purposes the value of the free quarters he occupies.

1957/0589468, Letter from Mr. A.B Hubback, Architectural Assistant, re his status in the Dept:- 

1957/0589673, Resignation of Major F. St G. Caulfeild of the post of Commandant, M.S. Volunteer Rifles. Reports the - and recommends that Capt. Hubback be appointed Commandant. 

1957/0590701, Application from Major A.B Hubback, Commandant, M.S.V. Rifles, for permission to visit Singapore to appear for the examination to qualify for the rank of a Field Officer. Recommends.

1957/0591302, Application from Major A.B Hubback, Commandant, M.S.V.R., to be attached to a Line Regiment while in England on leave in 1909, and to be allowed to attend the Autumn Maneuvers at Aldershot or Salisbury Plain. Recommends- 

1957/0591449, Leave papers of Mr. A.B Hubback, Architectural Assistant, P.W.D. Forwards 3 copies of:- 

1957/0593076, Return of the Malay States Coronation Contingent and the extension of Major Hubback's leave. Forwards papers on the subject of:- 

1957/0594483, Kowloon Canton Railway Enquires if the F.M.S. Govt would allow Mr. A.B Hubback of the P.W.D. to prepare a design and estimates for the terminal station at Kowloon of the: 

1957/0597759, Leave papers and certificate of identity of Mr. A. B Hubback, Govt. Architect, F.M.S, forward copies of

1957/0598582, Mr. A.B Hubback's acceptance of a Commission in the Territorial Force. 

1957/0598779, Increment of salary for which Major A.B Hubback is eligible from 1st January, 1915; and the issue to him of an increased allowance from that date, if he is still on military service. 

1957/0604161, Amount of pension due to Mr. A.B Hubback should he obtain an appointment in the Army after the war.

1957/0605226, Question of the grant of a pension to Brigadier General A.B. Hubback in the event of his leaving the service of the F.M.S. for permanent military employment 

1957/0605324, Lieut. Col. A.B Hubback's Military Service 

1957/0607599, Brigadier General A.B Hubback's application for fill pay leave. 

1957/0608149, Claim of Brigadier General A.B Hubback for travelling expenses incurred by him in connection with the interview of candidates for appt: as Adjustant Malay States Volunteers 

1957/0608356, Brigadier General A.B Hubback, C.M.G., D.S.O. Salary to be paid to him during his leave of absence

1957/0608528, General Hubback applies for permission to accept an acting [ ] of Kepong Malay Rubber Estates

1957/0608655, Acceptance of a Directorship in the Bukit Tambun Estates Com. Ltd by Brig. Gen A.B Hubback

1957/0608655, Acceptance of a Directorship in the Bukit Tambun Estates Com., Ltd., by Brig. Gen. A.B Hubback, C.M.G, D.S.O.




Vol 7, Index C0273, p388

418/35520, A.B Hubback:  Military Appointment

414/39409, Salary of Major A.B Hubback

466/21570, Brig. General A.B Hubback: Pension

460/44936, Brig. General A.B Hubback

466/01722 Brig. General A.B Hubback: Military Service Colonial Allowance

466/5656 Brig. General A.B Hubback: Pension

486/16714 Lt. Col. Hubback

496 Full pay while on leave

496, Appointment as adjutant, volunteers

488/50539, Brig. General A.B Hubback

488/53399 A.B Hubback: Retirement

489/64285 Directorship of Commercial Company: General Hubback

496 Appointment as Assistant Director of Rubber Co.

489/68906 Directorship of Rubber CoL Appin of Gen. Hubback

496 Retirement


Newspaper Articles


Berita Harian

16 March 1960, p8, Ranchangan Meluaskan Sekolah2


Building News

Building News, 31 November 1913

Our Illustrations

Kowloon-Canton Railway, British Section, Terminal Station, Kowloon



EDSM (Eastern Daily & Straits Morning)

11 December 1905, p2, Untitled

11 March 1906, p3, Kuala Lumpur Post Office. Work to be completed by Singapore Contractor

24 December 1906, p2, Untitled

20 March 1907, p6, Untitled

6 August 1907, p3, Untitled

20 March 1907, p6


MT (Malaya Tribune)

21 June 1932, p5, King’s Pavilion

5 January 1938, p10, Governor’s Tour


Morning Tribute

24 November 1936, p12, Personalities,


PP (The Perak Pioneer & Native States Advertiser)

7th April 1897, p3, Opening of the Selangor Government Offices


SJ (Selangor Journal)

No.5, Volume 5, 13th November 1896, pX (cricket captain)


SO (Straits Observer-Singapore)

16 July 1897, Selangor News


TOM (Times of Malaya)

February 1914,

TMM (The Malay Mail)

4 February 1897, p3, Singapore vs Selangor

6 February 1897, p3, Singapore vs Selangor

26 February 1897, p2, Reuters- New Post Pahang Road

29 October 1901, p3, The Hubback Voules Marriage

30 October 1901, p2, The Wedding

14 July 1902, p2, Untitled

16th March 1904

17 May 1904, p3, Kuala Lumpur News

2 December 1904

15 April 1905, p2, Notes & News

10 May 1905, p2, Notes & News

11 May 1905, p2, Notes & News

23 May 1905, p2, Notes & News

24 March 1908, The New Mosque, Laying of the Foundation Stone

24 December 1909, The New Mosque. Opening Ceremony by the Sultan

5 December 1910, Kuala Lumpur. Progress of New Station Described. THe Scheme in Detail

3 May 1915, The Law Courts. New Buildings Opened


TMMWE (The Malay Mail Weekly Edition)

10th November 1910, px, News of and Old Resident. Mr. H.F. Bellamy, A.M. Inst. C.E


TSFPMA (The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942)

27 November 1894, p7, Untitled

4 February 1897, Singapore Town Hall Design Competition

6 April 1897, p2, The New Government Offices, Kuala Lumpur

11 February 1889, p2, Topics of the Week

15 July 1895, p3, Selangor in 1894

15 July 1895, p2, Draftsman for Selangor

21 December 1895, p2, Misc.

31 December 1895, p3, Christmas Cricket Festival

4 February 1897, p2, Untitled

6 April 1897, p2, The New Government Offices

22 August 1898, p3, The Permanent Jubilee Memorial, Competition for New Town Hall (Singapore)

28 August 1899, p2, Untitled

14 November 1901, p9, The Birthday Dinner at Government House

31 March 1906, p3, F.M.S vs. COLONY.

28 June 1906, p410, Penang Notes

20 August 1907, Tour of H.E the High Commissioner in F.M.S. Opening the Birch Bridge

18 March 1909, p8, Presentation to Major Hubback

5 April 1909, p3, New Malay Residential School

19 June 1909, p7, F.M.S Dinner

5 October 1909, p4, Untitled

28 December 1909, p4, Untitled

4 July 1911, p7, Oversea Troops Arrival of the Contingent

6 February 1912, p2, Lt. Col. Hubback

15 April 1912, p7, Untitled

26 August 1912, Ipoh’s New Town Hall

7 November 1912, p299, Mr. Hubback and the Hong Kong Government

5 December 1912, p358, F.M.S Railway

18 January 1913, p5, Untitled

27 November 1913, p10, The Federal Capital

27 November 1913, p349, FMS Volunteers-Compliments to Johore

14 January 1914, p7, Kowloon Railway Station

17 March 1914, p6, Untitled Battalion rifle asosciatoin by hubback

7 April 1914, p4, Ipoh’s New Station

16 May 1914, p12, Ipoh’s Front Door New Railway Station and Hotel

23 May 1914, p12, Kuala Lumpur Museum. The New Building

25 May 1914, Untitled

22 October 1914, p5, From London Town

11 January 1915, p5, Untitled

2 July 1915, p6, The Ipoh Railway Station

6 September 1915, p5, Untitled

15 November 1915, p2, Story of Loos Battle (Letter from Lt. Col. Hubback)

30 August 1917, p135, Saturday, August 24, 1917

21 September 1917, p4,Untitled

27 September 1917, p198, Untitled

13 October 1917, p6, Untitled (US Gazette)

16 January 1919, p40, Gen. Hubback gets his Reward

20 August 1919, p7, General Hubback Coming Out

31 October 1919, p1, The Day’s News

31 October 1919, p6, Untitled

30 January 1920, p6, Untitled

12 May 1924, p7, Untitle

23 August 1928, p8, Untitled

16 July 1930, p7, Wedding of Liet. A.G.V Hubback

21 April 1931, p12, Memories of 40 years in Malaya. Retirement of Mr. John White

1 June 1931, p10, About the Art in Architect

12 February 1932, p7, Belgian Royalty in Kaual Lumpur. Prince’s Game of Golf

25 July 1933, p2, Kuala Kangar Durbar

19 May 1936, p3, Carcosa, Name chosen from the King in Yellow

23 November 1936, p2, Day to day

14 January 1938, p7, FMS Railway Stand at Exhibition. Model of New Coach

The Straits Times (TST)

18 July 1893, p5, Selangor News. Public Works Progress

21 December 1893, p7, Selangor News. New Government Offices

26th January 1897, p14, Selangor Notes

21 February 1898, p3, Singapore Town Hall Competition

1 June 1898, Untitled

18 July 1899, p3, Pahang Trunk Road

1 July 1901, p3, Native States Gossip

4 September 1901, p2, Untitled

13 March 1902, p4, Untitled

8 April 1902, p4, Untitled

27 September 1902, p4, Victoria Town Hall Singapore

14 October 1902, p3, Negri Sembilan Notes

10 October 1903, p6, Selangor News

6 February 1904, p4, Untitled

13 February 1904, p5, F.M.S Notes

17 May 1904, p3, Kuala Lumpur News

14 June 1905, p6, Selangor in 1904

23 February 1906, Selangor News

1 May 1906, p10, Rise of Ipoh

22 May 1906, p8, Seremban Notes

4 August 1906, p10, F.M.S Public Works, Important Works in 1905

17 December 1906, p5, Notes from Selangor

9 March 1907, Untitled

27 August 1907, p6, Untitled

22 August 1908, p5, Arrival of Passengers

13 October 1908, p5, Notes from Selangor

21 October 1908, p7, Anderson School. Handsome Building Nearly Finished at Ipoh

14 November 1908, p7, F.M.S Railway

2 December 1908, p8, Riffle Shooting. Malay States Volunteers.

8 December 1908, p6, Untitled

5 March 1909, p7, Ipoh’s Railway Station

17 March 1909, p9, Tenders Invited. Reconstruction of Railway Station Kuala Lumpur

12 July 1909, p6, Social and Personal

24 July 1909, p7, Shooting at Bisley. Major Hubback Second in Barlow Competition

26 July 1909, p6, Social and Personal

16 December 1909, p7, The Governor’s Tour.  Visit to the Malay School at Kuala Kangsar Illuminations and Fireworks

17 August 1909, p7, London Letter Major Hubback’s Success at Bisley -Major Hubback’s Shoot.

14 February 1910, p6, Social and Personal

19 April 1910, p7, Volunteering in Malaya. Government Promises to Encourage Recruiting.

16 May 1910, p2, Kuala Lumpur. Progress of New Station

21 June 1912, p6, Untitled

17 February 1911, p7, F.M.S Coronation Contingent

4 April 1911, p7, F.M.S Coronation Contingent

1 May 1911, p6, Promotion Lieutenant Colonel A.B Hubback

2 May 1911, p6, F.M.S Appointments

17 July 1911, p6, FMS Contingent’s Grumble

14 August 1911, p6, Untitled

17 August 1911, p6, Untitled

26 September 1911, p6, Untitled

25 October 1911, p9, Annual Address of the High Commisioner. Sir A. Young at Kuala Lumpur

6 February 1912, p2 Lt. Col. A.B Hubback

21 June 1912, p6, Untitled

4 October 1912, p8, Untitled

7 October 1912, p8, Untitled

14 October 1912, p8, F.M.S Survey Office

14 January 1913, p8, Untitled

18 April 1913, p10, The Federal Capital

22 May 1913, p2, F.M.S Public Works

30 May 1913, p2, F.M.S Public Works. Progress throughout the States. Departmental Report for 1912

21 June 1913, p9, Untitled

29 September 1913, p8, Untitled

30 September 1913, p9, The New Mosque Foundation Stone. Laid by the Sultan

27 November 1913, p3, Untitled

21 January 1914. P16, Construction of New Central Office in Kuala Lumpur for the Federated Malay States Railway

28 March 1914, p2, Untitled

1 April 1914, p8, Social and Personal

7 April 1914, Page 4, Ipoh’s New Station

18 April 1914, Social and Personal

29 April 1914, p12, Homeward bound. Nippon Yusen Kaisha.

11 May 1914, p9, Kuala Lumpur Station

19 May 1914, p10, HUXLEY

30 July 1914, p10, Federal Public Works. Law Court Accommodation

22 October 1914, p8, Untitled

16 March 1915, p8, F.M.S and the War

5 May 1915, p8, Social and Personal

6 May 1914, p10, F.M.S Government Appointments

7 May 1915, p7, Hall of Justice. Kuala Lumpur’s New Court Described

2 July 1915, p6, The Ipoh Railway Station

24 July 1915, p12, Railways in Malaya-Their histories, progress and present position. Mr. P.A Anthony’s review

1 May 1916, Marriage

9 May 1916, p8, Brig-General A.B Hubback

17 May 1916, p10, Local and Personal

5 February 1917, p10, Brig-Gen Hubback Decorated

13 April 1917, p8, Untitled

23 November 1917, Untitled

23 January 1918, p58, Untitled

8 April 1918, Death of Mr. R.A.J Bidwell.

12 April 1918, p8, Untitled

22 April 1918, p8, Social and Personal

29 April 1919, Social and Personal

19 August 1919, p6, Social and Personal

26 December 1919, p414, Untitled

27 April 1920, p9, Ipoh Supreme Court

15 October 1920, p8, Untitled

25 October 1920, Victory Avenue. Commencement of Kuala Lumpur’s New Road

28 April 1924, p8, Social and Personal

21 January 1929, p8, Untitled

8 May 1929, p11, Untitled

30 January 1931, p16, From Babylon to Sky Scrapers

6 October 1931, p12, Sultan of Brunei, Arrives on First Visit to Malaya

21 October 1931, p12, Chief Architect of F.M.S

31 October 1932, p11, Drastic Cuts on Staff. Effect of Economy Axe.

16 August 1933, p13, Kuala Lumpur Forty Years Ago. The Old Club, Church and the Railway Station

9 September 1934, p7, When Kuala Lumpur was infested by Tigers. Malayan Reminiscences

29 November 1936, p9, Mainly about Malayans

20 June 1937, p18, Klang in the Nineties. Once Selangor’s Chief Port

18 November 1948, p8, Malayan Towns of Today



TSTW  (The Straits Times Weekly)

30 September 1886, p7, The Opening of Selangor Railway

5 November 1889, p4, Selangor News

22 April 1890, p5, Selangor News

16 July 1890, p1, Selangor News


STWI (Straits Times Weekly Issue)

6 August 1884



TWI (The War Illustrated)

30 January 1942, p413, First Cities of Malaya that Fell to the Enemy

30 January 1942, p442, The Yellow Tidal Wave in the Far East


Personal Communication

Dr. Peter Barbor, grandson of A.B Hubback

John Tiernan, President of History Society of Liverpool



Online Sources


Obituary, Charles Edwin Spooner, C.M.G, 1853-1909, Charles Edwin Spooner Collection, 1904-1907/09, Cambridge University Library


Cricket Archive,


Ipoh World, Saving Yesterday for Tomorrow, (accessed Janyart 2014)


Presentation by Tan Sri Omar Ibrahim at the Prep School Centenary Celebration in 2013 – The King’s Pavilion,


Rodney Street Conservation Area, (accessed 24 Oct 2013)


Swan and Maclaren, www. (accessed January 2014)


The Family of Robert Alan and Susan Bennett, (accessed 25 Dec 2013)


The Gazette, (accessed 5 May 2017)


The Hubback Brothers Tribute, (accessed 24 July 2013).


The National Heritage List for England, (accessed 24 Oct 2013)


U.K National Census Records for 1871, (accessed 25 Oct 2013)


Hubbacks, the Hatters of Hexham, (accessed 5 May 2017), www.Plymouth Data




Portrait of A.B Hubback by Walter Stoneman in 1919, National Portrait Gallery, London

Photo of A.B Voules from (accessed 24 Sept 2013)

Portrait of Francis Minchin by Bassano Ltd. in 1921, National Portrait Gallery, London

Portrait of T.H Hubback & G.C Hubback from Mr. Lloyd Gan, webmaster of The Hubback Brothers Tribute.


H.N Ridley, Agricultural Bulletin of the Straits Settlement and Federated Malay States

‘Inter-port Cricket Match- The Straits Team’ retrieved from a report on the KTMB Headquarters by Pusat Kajian Alam Bina Dunia Melayu (KALAM), 2001. Picture credited to Yvonne Barbor

Portrait of Joseph Hubback by William Daniels c.1860–1880 from National Museums Liverpool, obtained on 25 Nov 2013 from


Portrait of A.B Hubback by Walter Stoneman in 1919, National Portrait Gallery, London


Brigadier General A.B Hubback taken by Debenham & Gould, Bournemouth, courtesy of Lloyd Gan


Portrait of Catherine Hubback from Reveries Under the Sign of Austen, (accessed 24 Nov 2013)


Portrait of Sir John Hubback from Governor’s List, (accessed 24 Nov 2013) 

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