|Women and children connected with Malay seafarers celebrating New Year at the
usually all-male Malay Club, Liverpool, c1970. Photograph courtesy of Abdel Rahim Daud.
|Mat Nor (centre) in 2004 with three other Liverpool-based Malay ex-seafarers,
discussing their history with the author (far left).
|Mat Nor (far left) on board the Cingalese Prince, c1952.
|The Malay Club in Liverpool. On his 75th birthday, the late
Fadzil Mohammed from Johor (left). He worked for the Straits Steamship Company
and settled in Liverpool, as did Ngah Musa (far right). Picture courtesy of Paul Fadzil.
|Jean and Bahazin at a party
at the Malay Club circa 1970.
Photograph courtesy of Abdul Rahim Daud
|The Malay Club, Jermyn Street. Next door: Jean and
Bahazin Bin-Kassim's home.
Female partners of Liverpool-based Malay men had varying degrees of local historical attachment and belonging. Some, such as ‘Filipina Alice’ clearly had far-flung ancestral connections of their own.
|The famous Rialto ballroom, once the site of mixed race dancing.
Pictured here after the 1981 race riots.
|Malaya to Liverpool - and back: a complex matter. Advertisement from 1961
by one of the main shipping lines sailing to Malaya with passengers.
|Tim Bunnell: Hoping that future
scholars will do research into the
lives of partners and children of
[i] See for example the 1941 crew list for the former ship of that name: Cingalese Prince, https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship1119.html, accessed 12 December 2018. Three of the men who died aboard that ship when it was torpedoed in September 1941 were, like Mat Nor, born in Malacca.