The Archipelago Journal: Ternate to Sorong

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The Archipelago Journal: Ternate to Sorong

Colours hops on a cruise in eastern Indonesia to trace the travels of Victorian British explorer Alfred Russel Wallace, the co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of the theory of evolution through natural selection.

Words by Dr Tony Whitten Photography by Edmund Lowe

“Oh, how I wish I had known Alfred Russel Wallace.” That was my overwhelming feeling after first reading The Malay Archipelago, the book he wrote about his travels through Indonesia and Malaysia between 1854 and 1862.

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