Issue 48
Welcome to Issue 48 - third 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
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    The Indonesian Studies Newsletter
    of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)

    Issue 48 September - December 2006

  • NOUS-IS 2006
    National Online Undergraduate Seminar for Indonesian Studies
    6 October 2006 was a a great success with 10 universities online. Archives with sound and visuals are available via these links: Aspinall, Hatley, Elson and Ford. Another is being planned for next March. Thanks to all contributors and participants. Try out the audio-conference room at
  • Steve Miller's Honours Thesis on Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  • Completely new worlds An inspiring testimonial from a languages student
  • ASILE Conference next July on the Sunshine Coast
  • Indonesia Council November Digest [MS Word]
  • Indonesia Council December Digest [MS Word]

  • 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