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Dodinga, 1858

Dodinga, 1858

by Paul Mason

illustrations by Gavin Mouldey

A historical narrative that is a companion story to the related article “Journeys of Discovery: The Life of Alfred Wallace” – this story provides some detail about the experiences the famous amateur naturalist Alfred Wallace had while travelling in far-flung places of the globe, hoping to crack the mysteries of evolution. Dodinga is the Indonesian village where Wallace was staying when he had his famous breakthrough in 1858. An author’s note describes the story’s links to actual events.

Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2020

Learning area: Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Fiction

Related titles: See TSM

Topics: Alfred Wallace, biology, change, discovery, evolution, fever, history, Indonesia, natural history, natural selection, science, scientist, sickness, species, travel

In: School Journal Level 4 November 2020

Publication date: November 2020

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