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Ian Burnet — Archipelago

Ian Burnet explores the most culturally diverse nation on earth, Indonesia, which comprises as many as 17,000 islands. 

Travelling by bus, plane, train, ferry, boat, car and motorcycle from Java to Timor, he hops from island to island across the Indonesian archipelago, following the smoking volcanoes that form its spine.

Burnet describes how the early Malay people came to these islands and how Indonesia’s extraordinary mixture of races, religions, languages and cultures developed through the spice trade first with the  Indians, Chinese and Arabs, then with Europeans, particularly the early Portugese traders.

With Burnet’s love of adventure and travel and his knowledge of history, this talk is guaranteed to delight.

FREE & Open to the Public

 

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