Seram Manipa Fort Wantrouw

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Seram Manipa Fort Wantrouw

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In 1656 Governor De Vlaming van Oudshoorn to strictly limit the planting and cultivation of cloves on the island (including also the island of Buru, Seram and some other small islands). Immediate advantages of clove trees are cut, thus making the locals resent the VOC and then revolt and kill anyone who is in the castle, which was then headed by a deputy head of trading, while the head of the trade is being treated in Ambon. Under the leadership of Arnold de Vlaming, VOC incinerated plants and reply with the locals, thus making the island Manipa like hell. Lots of locals who fled famine and death. The fort guarded about 20 soldiers under the command of a sergeant, who then did not have much activity, because almost all the clove trees on the island Manipa been destroyed, the residents had fled into the interior. In 1768 Fort Wantrouw declared unfit for human habitation, and then in 1785 part of the building collapsed on its own castle.

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