Presenter: John Pratt
Review written by: John Pratt

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John began with the first humans to arrive in Indonesia over 500,000 years ago – Java Man. He moved on to the “Hobbits” recently discovered on the island of Flores. He talked about the influence of Muslim & Chinese traders before the arrival of the Europeans – Portuguese, Dutch & English – on the Indonesian Islands (Spice Islands), in search of riches.