[Chinese Miners] Testimonial, in English, in the form of a printed poster, presented to Robinson on the occasion of his retirement as Senior Inspector of Mines, F.M.S., with list of names.

The Chinese Miners of the F.M.S. [Federated Malay States]' [Charles Ingle Robinson, Senior Inspector of Mines, F.M.S.; Malaysia; Malaya]
Publication details: 
IPOH 11th MAY, 1933.' ['Printed at the Kuang Ming Press, Ipoh. [Malaya]']
SKU: 7974

Printed in blue on one side of a piece of white paper roughly 60 x 40 cm. Good: lightly-aged and creased. The text is enclosed within an ornate decorative border, and is headed 'Charles Ingle Robinson Esqr., | B. Sc. (Lond.), Associate R. S. M., | M. I. C. E., M. I. M. M., | Senior Inspector of Mines, F. M. S.' This is followed by nineteen lines, expressing 'deep regret and genuine sorrow' at his 'departure for Europe on retirement'. 'You earliest appointment in Malaya was one in this State of Perak, and we hardly realise that twenty-one years have elapsed since you first came amongst us in 1912, so rapidly and imperceptibly has Father Time stolen a march on us all.' Among Robinson's qualities is the 'thoroughly unbiassed and unprejudiced' manner in which he as dealt with 'the many nationalities and races which inhabit this Peninsula'. At the foot of the document the names of sixty-eight employees are arranged in four columns, under the headings 'PERAK.', 'SELANGOR.', 'NEGRI SEMBILAN.', and 'PAHANG.' The first name is 'LEONG SIN NAM M.C.H.M.S.C.J.P.' and the last 'CHAN SANG.'