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Crossing the great divide: Australia and eastern Indonesia

Reid, Anthony


The enterprise of understanding �Macassan history and heritage� is one of valorising the many crossings of the gulf between northern Australia and eastern Indonesia. To do justice to those crossings, however, we must first of all clarify the immensity of the gulf itself, which I will call �the Great Divide�. Viewed in the long term, it is a divide more fundamental than that between any other two neighbours in the world, and the crossings of it were no mean feat. Once humans extended the use of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Source: Macassan History and Heritage: Journeys, Encounters and Influences
Book Title: Macassan History and Heritage: Journeys, Encounters and Influences
DOI: /10.22459/MHH.06.2013.03
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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