Named after Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937), the Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) - Bali's fabled mascot, almost at the brink of extinction - found a new home on Nusa Penida in 2006. The discovery of this cheerful and sympathetic bird's new habitat was the start of research into Nusa Penida in 2007, resulting in this website: historical research on the island group of Nusa Penida (Nusa Gede, Nusa Ceningan & Nusa Lembongan), sibling to mainland Bali, Indonesia.
This is an open source website with information on a range of subjects with the ultimate goal of bringing the island to the attention of the wider public and promoting cultural interest in its history and a better understanding of its natural resources. The author hopes that this website, dedicated to Balinese historian Njoman Djelada (Gora Sirikan), proves useful for those wishing to explore the history of this island group.
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