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Ian Burnet — Archipelago

Event Information

  • 8 Sep 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Sydney CBD
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: Free and open to the public

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 Portuguese 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