The Alienation of Ali: Was A.R.Wallace’s assistant from Sarawak or Indonesia? by Dr. Jerry Drawhorn

The Old Courthouse ( Auditorium )

Saturday, 14 July 2018
10:00am - 10:45am MYT

Alfred Russel Wallace, the famous zoologist, travelled through the Malay Archipelago accompanied by a Malay assistant named Ali Wallace. Most experts have accepted that Ali came from Sarawak, but recently some have suggested that Ali was actually Indonesian. This lecture re-establishes Ali as a native son of Sarawak and explores his significance to Wallace's work.