John Pickersgill (J.P.) Rodger
1851 (12 February)
: Dilahirkan di Marylebone
: Dilantik sebagai Residen Selangor, menggantikan Frank Swettenham
“A graphic embodiment of these personal, knowledgeable networks of colonial
governance in a small and new colony is provided by an interesting photo (Plate 1-3), taken outside Government House, Singapore in about June, 1886, which shows the literal shape of politics in British Malaya in the late nineteenth century. The seated British gentlemen, from left to right, were F. A. Swettenham, Sir Frederick Weld, Mr. Hugh Low and Mr. J. P. Rodger. Those standing were Mr. Hugh Clifford, Gerard Wallop (private Secretary to Sir F. Weld), Hon. Martin Lister, William Maxwell. Amongst them, Maxwell was appointed as a Land Commissioner in 1882, and the following year was sent to Australia to study the Torrens land system, which became the paradigm of land administration imposed in Malaya later (Loh, 1969: 109-110); Clifford was posted as Resident from 1874 to 1896 and was regarded one of the important figures in fashioning the Residence System; Swettenham was one of the most experienced civil servants since he had stepped into the Straits Settlement government aged twenty.”
(Er-Jian Yeh @ Durham University, 2011: |"Territorialising Colonial Environments:
A Comparison of Colonial Sciences on Land Demarcation in Japanese Taiwan and British Malaya"
, m.s. 20).
1886 (16 September)
: Perasmian Keretapi KL-Klang
“The grand opening of the KL-Klang railway, at the first KL Railway Station (thatched roof), located on present-day Textile Museum. The stripes were actually red & yellow, according to contemporary news report. Bluff Hill in the background, 16 Sept 1886: From Sultan Abdul Samad, to his left: Frederick Weld the Governor of S.S, Lady Weld, J.P. Rodger the Selangor Resident, Yap Ah Shak the Kapitan China, and H.C. Syers the Superintendent of Police in front of the guards.”
(pseudanon @ Skyscraper City, Oct 3, 2017: |"The grand opening of the KL-Klang railway"
). (Gambar: G.R Lambert & Co, Singapore, A black & white print, from a disbound book The Queen's Empire 2. 1899 @ Cetak Nadir: |"Railway Enterprise In The Malay Peninsula by G.R Lambert & Co. (1899)"
“After a short and pleasant run the train arrived at the terminal station at Kwala Lumpur, where some of the principal residents, including a number of ladies, were waiting to receive the governor, Lady Weld and the Misses Weld, and the Sultan. Among the ladies were Mrs. Venning, Mrs. Spence Moss, Mrs. Belfield and Mrs. Bellamy. the station was beautifully decorated, and a guard of honour commanded by Mr. H. C. Syers the Superintendent of the Selangor Police Force was in attendance. On the platform of the station Mr. Rodger, the Acting Resident of the State of Selangor, addressed His Excellency the Governor in a speech full of interest…”
(Straits Times Weekly Issue, 15th Sept. 1886, Pages 7, 8 & 9 @ Malcom Wilton-Jones
: "The Opening of the Selangor Railway"
1897 (14-17 Julai)
: Menghadiri Mesyuarat Durbar Negeri-Negeri Melayu Bersekutu yang pertama di Kuala Kangsar.
: Gambar pertama: “Gambar menunjukkan raja-raja dan pembesar Melayu serta pegawai-pegawai British yang hadir. Duduk dari kiri ke kanan : Hugh Clifford (Residen Pahang), J.P.Rodger (Residen Selangor), F.A.Swettenham (Residen Jeneral), Sultan Ahmad (Sultan Pahang), Sultan Abdul Samad (Sultan Selangor), Sir Charles Mitchell (Pesuruhjaya Tinggi), Sultan Idris (Sultan Perak), Tuanku Muhammad (Yang Dipertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan) dan W.H.Treacher (Residen Perak).
” (Arkib Negara Malaysia: |"Mesyuarat Durbar Negeri-Negeri Melayu Bersekutu yang Pertama, Kuala Kangsar, Julai 1897"
: Gambar kedua, lebih informal, dengan pertambahan barisan belakang: “Ahli Mesyuarat Durbar 1897 di perkarangan Istana Negara, Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar, Perak”
(Yusrin Faidz Yusoff, 5 December 2019: |"Mesyuarat Durbar 1897"