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Explore the Collision of Continents

Reposted with permission from an AIYA blog and my thanks to Lachlan Haycock Prolific writer and historian Ian Burnet has authored numerous books about Indonesia, and has travelled expansively across the archipelago. With the recent release of his latest publication, Where … Continue reading

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Batavia and the Dutch Golden Age

The exhibition Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum, is on display at the Art Gallery NSW until 18 February. The United East India Company (VOC), one of the world’s first joint stock companies, was founded in … Continue reading

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The Alfred Russel Wallace Website

Ian Burnet has asked me to post the Prologue of his new book Where Australia Collides with Asia -The Epic Voyages of Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace and the Origin of On The Origin of Species, so here … Continue reading

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Alfred Russel Wallace – The letter from Ternate

From January 1858, Alfred Russel Wallace made the Dutch controlled island of Ternate his principle residence and base for the next three years, while he embarked on collecting natural history specimens around the adjacent islands and as far east as … Continue reading

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Seen and Unseen – Book Review

Russell Darnley seeks to cover an extensive time span in his book Seen and Unseen: a century of stories from Asia and the Pacific. I have read it as a memoir written as 29 stories, beginning when he was a … Continue reading

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‘Where Australia Collides with Asia’ – Jakarta Post book review

Don’t be confused by the title. Ian Burnet’s latest book, Where Australia Collides with Asia is not about the clash of civilizations. It is the story of how continental drift has created the world in which we live, and, in … Continue reading

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Alfred Russel Wallace – The voyage to Aru

The British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace was the greatest of all archipelago travellers in his search for rare and exotic natural history specimens to send back from eastern Indonesia to collectors in Britain. Macassan traders made annual voyages to the … Continue reading

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