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, and despite its many challenges, is thriving! The new habitat of this cheerful and sympathetic bird was the start of research into Nusa Penida, resulting in this website: historical research on the island group of Nusa Penida (Nusa Gede, Nusa Ceningan & Nusa Lembongan), sibling to mainland Bali, Indonesia.
It's 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 Nyoman Djelada (Gora Sirikan), proves useful for those wishing to explore the island group and its history in an academic way.
This website is best viewed on a desktop computer. All communications through Facebook, see below.