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Buried treasure amidst grains of Balinese sand

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A new book examines early nineteenth century Balinese society through the eyes of one of the island’s earliest ethnographers On 20 March 1828, the merchant brig Josephine dropped anchor at Kuta, off the southern Balinese coast. Among the dozen or so disembarking passengers was the newly appointed civil administrator to the Badung court, Pierre Dubois. […]