Issue 46
Welcome to Issue 46 - first issue for 2006.


Phillip Mahnken, Sunshine Coast
Harry Aveling, Latrobe U

"Meanwhile, Mr Howard has lavished praise on his Indonesian counterpart, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, calling him of one of the most capable Islamic leaders in the world.
"[Indonesia is] led by one of the most capable, moderate Islamic leaders in the world, Bambang Yudhoyono is a symbol of moderate Islam, he is the face of the future as far as moderate Islamic governments are concerned and that is why it is very important that the democratic change in Indonesia be consolidated and take root," he said. We don't want you, PM tells Papuans
Thursday, April 6, 2006.

  • Indonesian language learners and native speakers discussion group (all polite topics allowed, except commercial spam), sign up at indonesian_learners
    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 46 January - April 2006

  • Meet the luwak - the coffee connoisseur
  • Dance Workshops in Sydney
  • Sekolah Global Jaya
  • Sydney Public forum 15 Feb. 7 pm. with Max Lane and Joe Collins
    Australia: West Papua and Indonesia's bad neighbour, Australia.
  • Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Let's try to get beyond caricatures International Herald Tribune 10 Feb. 2006
  • Nyai Ontosoroh - a play, TIM, Dec 2006
  • Multicultural Lombok 2006
  • ANU's Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development
  • Sydney's SISC seminars
  • Kita Selesaikan Masalah Papua Secara Adil dan Bermartabat SBY's speech in Papua. Also on SBY's site, audio streaming and podcasts for those who want practice listening to fluent native Indonesian language about relevant up-to-date topics
  • Iswanto and Lea Jellinek Saving Village Environments 4 presentations, Melbourne
  • TAMU Indonesian Social Studies Resource material
  • Vanstone: Yudhoyono "a good bloke ... doing a tremendous job" ABC-RN, AM
  • Tiger Conservation in Sumatra - Australia Zoo and Wildlife Warriors event 18 April 2006
  • Dr Jane Drakard Inscribing Sumatran space: local representations
  • Saharaja Fusion Band
  • Indonesian Language Teaching in Victorian Schools by Ben Johnson
  • 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

  • Recommended reading:

  • Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology

    Return to the RAMBU WACANA - signpost to Indonesia-related links


    16th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies Association of Australia at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia from 26 - 29 June 2006

    "Asia Reconstructed: from critiques of development to postcolonial studies"

    ASAA Conference Deadline for abstracts extended to 1st March

    NOUS-IS 2005
    National Online Seminars
    for Indonesian Studies and Indonesian Language
    Dates to be set for 2006

    Berita Bahasa Indonesia
    NSW Bulletin for Teachers of Indonesian

    ASILE 2005 and ASILE 2007
    The 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