I just finished reading a book about Alfred Wallace , seems Darwin could have ripped him off with the 'origin of species' paper. Anyway you should all read up on this amazing man. Any way to get to the point he spent years exploring the Malay archepeligo (Indonesia) collect insects and birds , the best part of his work happened in the 'Spice Islands' which are just above Australia running North - South just west of West Papua (Iryanjia). So the Islands were the main source of Nutmeg/Mace & Cloves.
Well being geographically so close to Australia do we have native versions of these spices ?