relates what really happened to the headland and the bay at the tip of South East Java, commencing in the 15th century to the present time. The history of the region, however, predates the ‘Age of Discovery’ and European Imperialism and reaches beyond the Austronesian Majapahit Kingdom which spanned maritime South East Asia from Sumatra in the west to Papua in the east. The unique landscape where the chronicles are centred has evolved gradually since the dawn of time and is a home for wild animals and biodiverse vegetation with certain types of flora considered endangered species.
Humans over time have marked themselves in this locale as being disruptive and in many instances destructive agents of change impacting not only the flora and fauna but the whole regional ecology including its economic and socio cultural aspects at large.
In the beginning of the 19th century the Dutch partied hard over the forests ample natural resources before they decided to preserve it in the face of over exploitation.
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