North Borneo was a British  protectorate  under the sovereign  North Borneo Chartered Company  from 1882 to 1946. After World War II, it became a  crown colony  of the  United Kingdom  from 1946 to 1963, known as British North Borneo. Currently, it is known as the state of  Sabah ,  East Malaysia.

The Governor of British Crown Colony of North Borneo is the position created by the British Government upon the cession of North Borneo from the North Borneo Chartered Company. The appointment was made by King George VI, and later Queen Elizabeth II until the self-government of North Borneo on 31 August 1963 and the forming of the Federation of Malaysia on 1963.

After the formation of Malaysia, the title was changed to ‘Tuan Yang Terutama Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sabah’, which also means ‘His Excellency The Governor of Sabah’, or ‘His Excellency The Head of State of Sabah‘ and the appointment was later made by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or King of Malaysia. Labuan was first joined the Crown Colony in 15 July 1946.

List of Governors of the Crown Colony of North Borneo

NameFromTo
Edward Francis Twining19461949
Herbert Ralph Hone19501954
Roland Evelyn Turnbull19541959
William Allmond Codrington Goode19591963

It is the very first time in more than ten years of collecting that I have seen this British passport type. You can bet this document is super rare!

BP North Borneo 1962-003-vert