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  • 3 mins , 7 secs

    Bill Bailey unveils the newly hanged portrait of Alfred Russel Wallace in the Museum's Central Hall at the launch party for Wallace100.
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    George Beccaloni searches for the location of Wallace's legendary house on the 'Spice Island' of Ternate, Indonesia. While living there in 1858, Wallace sent his essay on evolution by natural selection to Darwin in England. Wallace rented the house for 3 years and used it as his base, returning there after searching for rare specimens on distant islands. Many others have looked for it, so will George finally find it?
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    George Beccaloni reacts to the spectacular courtship display of Wallace's standardwing bird of paradise (Semioptera wallacei) in the rainforest of Halmahera Island, Indonesia. Males congregate at dawn and compete with each other to attract the drab females. Discovered by Wallace in 1858, he regarded it as one of his greatest zoological finds. 'Standardwing' refers to the four plumes that resemble flags or standards.
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    Watch a 30 minute Nature Live talk with George Beccaloni and Caroline Catchpole about Wallace's early life and his adventures in the Amazon and the Malay Archipelago. The event on 25 January 2013 marked the simultaneous launch of the Museum's Wallace100 events programme and Wallace Letters Online, and it features footage of comedian and Wallace fan Bill Bailey unveiling the magnificent portrait of Wallace, newly reinstated in the Museum's Central Hall.
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