Tôn Thất Hối

Tôn Thất Hối
(1901-1975)

Under the French, the highlands provinces were each governed by a French Resident. A Vietnamese mandarin, the Quan Dao (equivalent of Chief of Province), was appointed in Kontum in 1928 to represent the Annam court and to oversee matters related to Kinh people who have settled in the highlands.26 In Darlac, a Quan Dao was also appointed due to the influx of Kinh laborers for the French plantations and the establishment of a political prison after the Yen Bay revolt.27 In 1940, Ton That Hoi was appointed as Quan Dao in Darlac.28 Ton That Hoi would later be reappointed as the first Government Delegate (Dai Bieu Chanh Phu) for the Central Highlands under the First Republic. During the Crown Domain period, the region was only nominally under
the rule of Bao Dai. French administrators remained as the main decision-makers with regard to policy matters. At the same time, however, more Vietnamese administrators were also appointed to serve in the provincial governments.29 On 3 March 1955, a Government Delegate (Dai Bieu Chanh Phu) representing the Republic’s government was appointed to the Pays Montagnards du Sud du Domaine de fa Couronne.30 Finally,
on 11 March 1955, administration of the Central Highlands was handed over to the Republic’s government.3!

‘DUST BENEATH THE MIST’: STATE AND
FRONTIER FORMATION IN THE CENTRAL
HIGHLANDS OF VIETNAM, THE 1955-61
PERIOD
Stan B-H Tan
Department Of Political & Social Change
Research School Of Pacific & Asian Studies
The Australian National University
March 2006
A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy of Political Science

Source: openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/bitstream/1885/7159/2/BHTan-whole.pdf

Source: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections Vietnam Project. Records. (UA 2.9.5.5) Box 675, Folder 64 Pages: 4 Identifier: UA2-9-5-5_003572.pdf Country: South Vietnam

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