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Asian Review of Books – Joseph Conrad’s EASTERN VOYAGES

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is perhaps the most famous example of a multicultural writer in the history of British literature. His novels have been translated, serialized, made into movies, and taught at numerous schools and universities throughout the English-speaking world and … Continue reading

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Best-Selling Dutch Biography Books

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Indonesian Independence and the Indonesian Flag – Sang Merah Putih

To celebrate August 17th, which is the anniversary of the Indonesian Proclamation of Independence, there will be millions of Indonesian flags flying over the Archipelago. Almost every house, every street and every building will be flying the flag and continue … Continue reading

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The Banjarmasin Diamond

The rivers of East Borneo, such as the Kapuas, Seruyan, Barito (Banjar), Mahakam, Berau, Kayan and Sesayap were the geographic highways that provided the only means to transport people and goods through the dense forests and mountains of Borneo and … Continue reading

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Map History Books of 2020 – The Tasman Map

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Where in East Borneo is the real location of Joseph Conrad’s fictional trading post of ‘Sambir’ and ‘Patusan’?

About half of everything Joseph Conrad ever wrote takes place in South-East Asia, six novels, plus more than a dozen short stories and novellas, which are all evocative of the exotic east. Although his love was for sailing ships and … Continue reading

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EASTERN VOYAGES – Book Launch

The Book Launch for Eastern Voyages was held in front of the ‘Windjammers Statue’ at the Australian National Maritime Museum with the 1874 barque James Craig in the background. Commodore Christopher Rynd kindly performed the honours and below is the … Continue reading

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Alfred Street Press

Alfred Street Press is the publishing arm of Ian Burnet Books and was established to publish the book Joseph Conrad’s EASTERN VOYAGES – Tales of Singapore and an East Borneo River. This book tells the story of Joseph Conrad’s life … Continue reading

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Joseph Conrad’s EASTERN VOYAGES – Tales of Singapore and an East Borneo river

The life of J√≥zef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski reads like an adventure story, an adventure story written by somebody like Joseph Conrad. During the twenty years from the time that he left Poland in October 1874 until he signed off his … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Table – Spice – an ABC Radio National podcast

When we think of the history of spice we often start with the protection rackets, piracy, and massacres of the East India companies. But the world trade in spices is not something that begins with the European age of sail … Continue reading

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