Fort Du Bus in Pontianak and the Government Regulation 97 concerning Freedom to Practice Religion in the Archipelago

Pontianak City, West Borneo, left many traces of civilization. Besides the equator monument, is the Fort Du Bus.

Who’s he?
Du Bus, his full name was Leonard Pierre Joseph Du Bus de Gisignies, a figure who must be mentioned in the history of the mission and the Batavian Catholic Church, especially Borneo. 

 Port “Du Bus” at Pontianak, seen from one of the officers’ residences. 1890.

Du Bus issued Government Regulation 97 concerning Freedom to Practice Religion in the Archipelago: The implementation of all religions is protected by the Government.

In Pontianak, the Dutch colonial settlement was located in the Vierkante Paal region as the administrative and trading center of government. It is located right in front of the harbour. 

Commissioner General of the Dutch East Indies (1826-1830) who was a devout Catholic also built Fort Du Bus in Pontianak.

His early life patterns were centered on the fortified Fort Mariannen. Subsequently, it was changed to Fort du Bus in memory of the Dutch Commissioner General Du Bus De Gisignies. The traces of the former fort are now in the Nusa Indah shopping area, Pontianak. Not far from the Cathedral Church, Pontianak.

Leonard Pierre Joseph Du Bus de Gisignies, a figure who must be mentioned in the history of the mission and the Batavian Catholic Church, especially Borneo.

Amazing stuff, and proven to transcend the ages. Du Bus issued Government Regulation 97 concerning Freedom to Practice Religion in the Archipelago: The implementation of all religions is protected by the Government.

Commissioner General of the Dutch East Indies (1826-1830) who was a devout Catholic also built Fort Du Bus in Pontianak. Fort Du Bus was not only this. History recorded this: The first Fort Du Bus was built at Triton Bay on the southwest coast of New Guinea on 24 August 1828.

However, there was also a “Du Bus” fort in Pontianak, visible from one of the officers’ houses. 1890.

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