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Soekarno, his exile in Ende and Pancasila

It was here in the Dutch Landraad courthouse in Bandung in 1930 that Soekarno gave his famous speech against colonialism, ‘Indonesia Menggugat’ or ‘Indonesia Accuses’ in the Dutch courtroom. Here he is along with his fellow accused and their lawyers. … Continue reading

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Bill Dalton’s ‘Archipelago’ Book Review

In this final saga of the author’s three books about his 30 years in Indonesia, Ian Burnet combines his love of adventure and travel with his knowledge of the region’s history to take us on a personal journey through geographic … Continue reading

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A Journey Across Flores

Beyond Bali, much of Indonesia is unknown to many Australians. But in many respects, Indonesia is Australia’s most important overall relationship.  Yet the historical and cultural differences of our nearest neighbour are vast, possibly among the widest of any pair … Continue reading

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A Little Flight Reading

Archipelago: A Journey Across Indonesia Ian Burnet, Rosenberg Press, $39.95 An article from ‘The Australian’ – January 16, Travel Section – Graham Erbacher Is your body back at work but head and heart still on holidays? Time for a good … Continue reading

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Flores – Larantuka and the ‘Larantuqueiros’

When the 1511 Portuguese expedition to the Spice Islands led by Antonio de Abreu reached the north-eastern end of Flores they found a promontory which was a landmark for ships sailing this coast. Known as Tanjung Bunga in Malay, the … Continue reading

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Archipelago – Book Talk at the SMSA

Ian Burnet – Archipelago Mitchell Theatre, SMSA Sydney, 280 Pitt Street Tuesday 8 September 2015, 12:30 – 1:30 Ian Burnet explores the most culturally diverse nation on earth, Indonesia, which comprises as many as 17,000 islands. Travelling by bus, plane, … Continue reading

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