Issue 47
Welcome to Issue 47 - second issue for 2006.


Phillip Mahnken, Sunshine Coast
Harry Aveling, Latrobe U

"I've often made the point look, both Australia and Indonesia have a vested interest in a constructive bilateral relationship. They gain a great deal out of their close and strong relationship with Australia and obviously we gain a lot out of a similarly close and strong relationship with them. So there are going to be differences from time to time and those differences can play into the political process and the task for us all is to manage those differences. Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer on ABC RN AsiaPacific 12/05/2006
Jakarta takes a role in Iran crisis
Also: Australia's Engagement with Asia The Hon. Alexander Downer, MP Aust. Minister for Foreign Affairs
Speech at Asialink 1 Dec 2005
" ? where democracy is concerned, Asian values are western values, because democracy is universally attractive."

  • 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 47 May - August 2006

  • URGENT NOUS-IS 2006 National Online Seminar for Indonesian Studies 6 October 2006
  • ANU's Bhinneka (pdf) issue 4, incl. new in-country language study
  • Lombok intensive Indonesian courses to run again
              Period 1 Monday 1 January - Friday 19 January 2007;
              Period 2 Monday 22 January - Friday 9 February 2007
  • Bilingual Griffith Graduate assists with Post-tsunami effort in Aceh, in Griffith Asia Institute Newsletter No. 9
  • Saharaja Fusion Band
  • Indonesian Language Teaching in Victorian Schools by Ben Johnson
  • Renowned Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer dies aged 81, The Star Online Malaysia
  • Pramoedya tutup usia KOMPAS BBC on passing of Pram
  • Lagu Darah Juang Iringi Kepergian Pramoedya, TEMPO Interaktif
    Minggu, 30 April 2006
  • Jakarta, Canberra and West Papua: Examining the 'Jakarta Lobby' LNL on ABC RN 26 April 2006
  • Deakin Launch: Recalling the Indies: Colonial Culture & Post colonial Identities
    Joost Coté and Loes Westerbeek, (Aksant, Amsterdam, 2005)
  • Alaya Escape Indonesian style accommodation on the Sunshine Coast
  • A very useful, still evolving Indonesian "rollover dictionary tool". See also author article at Indonesian dictionary/mouseover: Terbang Dengan Bahasa Indonesia by Stian Haklev.
  • NEW INDONESIA NOW with Duncan Graham (Blog) Interpreting Indonesia with a Western perspective: Improving inter-cultural relationships.
  • NEW ACICIS staff and students reports from Yogya after quake
  • More links to Indonesian language reports at John Macdougall's indonesian-studies site
  • Rock Against Rubble Benefit Gig in Sydney to aid earthquake victims
  • Sydney Public forum on the proposed Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Arrivals)
  • East Timor Legal Systemseminar with Tiago Amaral Sarmento, Melbourne, 19 June
  • ELFT Exciting study tour opportunity for Australian trainee (pre-service) language teachers of Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese ELTF in Darwin, 2007
  • NEW NOUS-IS 2006 National Online Seminar for Indonesian Studies 6 October 2006
  • Max Lane's Blog "serious discussion on international and asian affairs," lots of resources on Indonesia and Timor
  • Cardno Acil education in Indonesia $88 m. contract Announcement - May 16, 2006
  • New Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and Year 11 and 12 courses
    thanks to Laura Lochore for the web address, Scroll to LOTE , no. 21
  • 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


    13th Monash Workshop on Southeast Asian Women
    23 June 2006, 9.00 am – 5.45 pm

    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"

    Konferensi Internasional
    Pengajar BIPA

    11--14 Juli 2006

    NOUS-IS 2006
    National Online Seminar
    for Indonesian Studies
    6 October 2006

    Symposium on
    Islamic Schooling
    in Indonesia

    27thˆ28th October 2006
    Institute of Advanced Studies and Centre for Muslim States and Societies
    The University of Western Australia, Perth
    Call for Papers

    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