Photo by Najib Ariffin
In books lies the soul of the whole past time
The articulate audible voice of the past
When the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Welcome to the website of author and historian 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, then Where Australia Collides with Asia and now his latest book The Tasman Map.