|Monsignor August Wachter.|
They went about their mission of converting the native animist to Christianity from Labuan and soon spread to the mainland. Putatan was at that time regarded as a large district populated by many rice farming Dusuns and the area of Penampang was considered part of Putatan. In order to travel to the villages in Penampang, people would travel up the Moyog River from Putatan.
|St. Michael Church Penampang.|
Today the St Michael’s church in Penampang is a bastion of the Catholic mission and well worth a visit for it historical significance.
Text and photos by David de la Harpe.