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Wallace Centenary Issue | Volume 7 | Number 3 | 2015 v7i3.182 cover 73


Wallace Centenary Issue | Volume 7 | Number 3 | 2015
Major Article
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)
Alfred Russel Wallace Centenary Issue

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Alfred Russel Wallace and the Wallacea
Organised by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences
Wakatobi - Indonesia (10–13 November 2013)
J. Supriatna, A.A.T. Amarasinghe, and C. Margules (Editors)
Published date: 30 July 2015
Pp. I–IX.


Sangkot Marzuki* & Syamsir Andili
*Corresponding author. E-mail: sangkot.marzuki@gmail.com

The island-city of Ternate, the original spice island of the Moluccas archipelago in today’s Indonesia, has a special place in the life story of Alfred Russel Wallace. It was from here he sent out his two legendary scientific publications that established him as co-founder of the theory of evolution with Charles Darwin, and as father of biogeography. What was Ternate like in the second half of the 19th century? Where did Wallace reside during his time there? And what did his house look like? This report documents the results of our enquiry into these questions and proposes that his house be reconstructed and used as a local Alfred Russel Wallace and the Wallacea museum.

Key words : Science history, Indonesian archipelago, evolution, Wallace Line, Wallacea
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