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Where Australia Collides with Asia

Book cover Where Australia Collides with Asia by Ian Burnet

Explore Where Australia Collides with Asia with author Ian Burnet

  • THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND ASIA 

    Join Jeffrey Mellefont, founding editor of Signals and Honorary Research Associate at the ANMM, ‘In Conversation’ with author Ian Burnet about his book Where Australia Collides with Asia. This book follows the epic natural-history voyages of Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace – and of the wandering Continent Australia itself.

    THE WALLACE LINE

    It was independent co-discoverer of evolution Alfred Russel Wallace who realised that the strait between Bali and Lombok represents the bio-geographical boundary between the distinctive faunas of Asia and Australasia, and it was Wallace’s ideas on the origin of species that forced Darwin to finally publish his landmark work.
     
    Explore the lives of three titanic naturalists with the man who has brought their stories and struggles to life.

    MEET THE AUTHOR: IAN BURNET

    Ian has spent thirty years, living, working and travelling in Indonesia and is fascinated by the diverse history and culture of the archipelago. This is reflected in his books Spice Islands, followed by East Indies, then Archipelago - A Journey Across Indonesia and now Where Australia Collides with Asia.

    TICKET INFORMATION

    Date: Thursday 2 August 2018, 2pm - 4pm.

    Cost: Members $20, Adults $35. 

    Includes: Afternoon tea.

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    Ian Burnet Author of Where Australia Collides with Asia

    Author Ian Burnet

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