Welcome to Issue 45 - third issue for 2005.
"Despite Australia's ever-expanding involvement in Asia, students are
abandoning Asian language studies. Fewer than 40 first-year university
students in Sydney are studying Indonesian.
Phillip Mahnken, Sunshine Coast
Aveling, Latrobe U
Numbers have been in free-fall, especially since the crisis in East Timor.
In 1965 at the University of Sydney alone, more than 270 first-year students
took Indonesian." Asia's no longer on tip of our tongue
Andrew Stevenson, SMH, September 19, 2005
Indonesian language learners and native speakers discussion group (all polite topics allowed, except commercial spam), sign up at
If you are looking for a real beginners e-group, better to join: australiaindonesia
The Indonesian Studies Newsletter
of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
Issue 45 September -December 2005
Meet the luwak - the coffee connoisseur
Nurcholish Madjid dies, see Republika TEMPO
ANU Southeast Asia Centre producing new magazine: Bhinneka 1 and Bhinneka 2 Much inspiring information, doings of students,
institution, programs, articles (e.g. Loan Words by Tim Hassell) and even stories such as in George Quinn's background to the
Tomb of Nyai Ageng Bagelen, Central Java
LOMBOK intensive in-country programs 2006 Lombok Images from Lex, Bree and Leah
Islam, Human Security, and Xenophobia An International Conference
25-26 November 2005 ANZ Pavilion, 8th Floor, The Arts Centre, 100 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
Book launch: Ariel Heryanto State Terrorism and Political Identity in Indonesia: Fatally Belonging (Routledge, 2005)
ASILE requests Letter to local members
Inspirasi Issue 21 from Australia Indonesia Arts Alliance
Rendra visits Australia
Asia's no longer on tip of our tongue Andrew Stevenson, SMH, September 19, 2005
Local copy of Asia's no longer on tip of our tongue Andrew Stevenson, SMH, September 19, 2005
reproduced here with permission of Sydney Morning Herald
Australian Centre for International Agriculture research See the Indonesian Program Page, also the Indonesia Country Profile (pdf) or enter Indonesia in the search form and get 238 documents (21 Sept 2005)
Asian Studies Research Survey
*** Special events on SBS Television: ***
INSIGHT in Jakarta on SBS TV 4 October 7.30
"What do Indonesians think of us?
Swapping Lives on SBS TV 6 October exciting new cross media project for students: a documentary; website; and online forum that is both educational and interactive.
Violet and Dewi swap lives for ten weeks and are immersed in each other's very different worlds
Bahasa Muse Ian Campbell discusses writing poems in Indonesian,
and his recent donation of works to the Library’s Manuscripts Collection
Australia-Indonesia relations lack leadership Jakarta Post, 21 Oct 2005 Duncan Graham, Surabaya
AsiaLink presents AsiaConnect: Maximising Asia Skills Melbourne 18 Nov 2006
Public Conference Indonesia: The New Order and its Legacy
18-19 November 2005 Coombs Lecture Theatre Australian National University, Canberra
ASIO recruiting Spook spurt tests ASIO's eye for a spy By Jason Dowling
April 11, 2004
Dampak Kenaikan Harga BBM wonderful poster for advanced Indonesian discussion Jakarta Post 3 Nov. 2005
spotted by Richard Curtis, Darwin
ACICIS - good news - SOAS and enrolments
Peace Education Recruitment - Indonesia
Start Speakiing Our Language by Prof. David Hill in Australian Higher Ed section 9 Nov 2005
Bhinneka Newsletter Issue 3 Dec 2005 from ANU Faculty of Asian Studies
Your views and news, please.
Please send any news of developments in Indonesian studies or a link to descriptions of your current or past research.
Websites of ongoing value Speaking with Cloth: Cerita Dalam Kain Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
stunning online exhibition to accompany the real thing.
Indonesian and Japanese Online Readers highly interactive and intercultural
Remembering vocabulary in your foreign language
Recent Asialink iLectures. (audio files). See also Recent Lecture, Seminar and Forum transcripts
Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
Prof. Iain McCalman's
"Making Culture Bloom" (PDF) [Also at Academy of Hum anities Must read.]
Also still useful is the 2002 ADDRESS BY THE CHIEF OF ARMY LIEUTENANT GENERAL PETER J. COSGROVE AC, MC. TO THE AUSTRALIAN PRINCIPALS ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (APAPDC)- MELBOURNE 30 MAY 2002
Return to the RAMBU WACANA - signpost to Indonesia-related links
Indonesian Update ANU
23-24 September 2005
ICOC Indonesian Council
26-27 Sept. 2005
(non-refereed to help postgrads and less experienced academics - 120
people in Canberra last time) including Inside Indonesia editing workshop
AsiaConnect: Maximising Asia Skills
Melbourne 18 Novemeber 2006
Tasmania Workshop on Indonesia ARTS, CULTURE AND POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE SINCE SUHARTO
UTAS, Launceston, 16-18 Dec. 2005
National Online Seminar
postponed until semester 1, 2006
Berita Bahasa Indonesia
NSW Bulletin for Teachers of Indonesian
ASILE 2005 and ASILE 2007
proceedings of ASILE conferences and other articles are posted
on the WACANA e-journal when available.
Relevant reading for students and teachers alike in past issues.
Issue 44,43,42, 41, 40,39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26