By Leonard Y. Andaya
to use the Dutch presence to institute far-reaching concepts in his society. It grew to become obvious that, whereas the Company's preliminary contain ment with South Sulawesi had required a few army motion, its sub sequent actions have been usually restricted to that of arbiter in neighborhood disputes. Y et its approval used to be a necessary point with out which no neighborhood prince may possibly workout authority optimistically. The recognition of the corporate helped to maintain its place and that of somebody lucky or smart sufficient to develop into associated with it. Arung Palakka's repeated references all through his existence to this hyperlink served a twin function: it reaffirmed his carrying on with devotion and loyalty to the corporate, whereas reminding the folks of South Sulawesi of the weapon which he may well wield if neces sary to keep up energy. Bearing the Company's belief with no consideration, Arung Palakka used to be capable of introduce adjustments with little actual competition from inside South Sulawesi. the corporate has frequently been blamed for radical ideas in Malay-Indonesian societies, yet as this learn indicates, in South Sulawesi a minimum of the initiative truly carne from an area ruler. simply examine in different components motivated by way of the Company's presence will display even if the South Sulawesi event was once particular. A secondary yet still very important cause of this learn used to be to ascertain the roots of the massive scale emigrations from South Sulawesi within the moment 1/2 the seventeenth century.
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In the new Treaty of Timurung of 1582 which created the Tellumpocco, Bone was ready to raise these vassal kingdoms to the status of equal partners in order to obtain their full support against any further Goa aggression. Goa was provoked rather than intimidated by this development, and Wajo became a victim of another Goa invasion in 1583. This time, however, Wajo succeeded in repulsing the invaders with the help of Bone and Soppeng. It was obvious to Tunijallo' and his nobles that the principal obstacle to Goa's expansion was Bone, and that without Bone none of the other states in the eastern half of the peninsula would dare resist Goa.
This time, however, Wajo succeeded in repulsing the invaders with the help of Bone and Soppeng. It was obvious to Tunijallo' and his nobles that the principal obstacle to Goa's expansion was Bone, and that without Bone none of the other states in the eastern half of the peninsula would dare resist Goa. And so in 1585 Goa sent an army against Bone, but for some reason left unexplained in Goa's Chronicle, the army withdrew before crossing the border. Another Goa invasion in 1588 was repulsed after seven months of warfare.
Here again one suspects 28 The Heritage of Arung Palakka that the experience and expertise of the newly-arrived Malays and local officials who had served the kingdoms of Siang and Suppa may have been used. For the first time a Tumakkajananngang Ana'bura'ne is appointed whose principal responsibility was to oversee some forty different local groups fulfilling specific duties. Among these groups were those in charge of building merchant ships and warships, others to make weapons of war, a third to handle woven goods, another to make ali types of omaments, including those from gold and silver, and a fifth to build houses (Abdurrahim 1974:33).