Welcome to Issue 53 - second issue for 2008.
Phillip Mahnken, Sunshine Coast
The power, the efficiency and the beauty of all things are functions of their difference. Frieda M. Holt
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 53 May - August 2008
ASAA Biennial conference, 1-3 July 2008 in Melbourne
Special Forum at Berkeley university on Post-1998 Indonesia, with guest speakers female activist, leader and parliamentarian Nursyahbani Katjasungkana and activist academic Hilmar Farid. Webcast or download mp3
Mass Media in Indonesia - "The Impossibility of History", free public lecture by Laksmi Pamuntjak hosted by Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne - see also images and notes
US lifts travel warning but Rudd dodges the issue in Jakarta
lNDONEWS is published four times a year, for those interested in Indonesian studies and events related to Indonesia. This newsletter is jointly prepared by staff and students of the Indonesian Program, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne.
The Indonesia Council Digest of the ASAA Indonesian Council also now on Facebook
Indonesian Listening Materials A Languages of the Wider World SOAS and UCL Production - highly recommended for early stage Indonesian language learnings.
Not to forget the brilliant film clip based materials at University of Wisconsin: Warung Sinema [if Access button fails, try link direct to lessons
and Beginning Indonesian University of Victoria, Canada
2008 Asialink Annual Arts Public Forum Indonesia Calling: Indonesian Arts Today
Carrillo Gantner Lecture Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre,
The University of Melbourne Friday 18 July 2008, 9.15am-5pm Free but you must book.
Major cutbacks in the NLA's Indonesian Acquisitions Project - URGENT
Indonesian Lecturer Scholarships
Indonesian Teachers Congress 2008 Jakarta November 27-28, 2008
Terms and Processes in Translation between Indonesian and English
by Richard K Johnston
UNSW PhD thesis Feb 2006
Forum: preparing for the Asian century broadcast on Radio National program, Life Matters, and presented by Asia Education Foundation In this forum recorded at the recent Asia Education Forum in Adelaide, Richard Aedy discusses what new skills and knowledge Australian children will need to succeed. Also, how well prepared are our schools for teaching students the cultural literacy that could help them engage with our region. Guests: Malcolm Norris, Head of Exploration and New Business for Intrepid Mines; Prof. Robin Jeffery, Director of the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at ANU; Kathy Kiting, Principal of Campbell Primary School in the ACT; Andrew Blair, President of the Australian Secondary Principals Assocation. Listen to or download the podcast (mp3) highly recommended (about 55 minutes) .
Regional Universities Indonesian Language Initiative (RUILI) - UNE news
From Issue 52 untuk sementara
mylanguage.gov.au/ MyLanguage provides access to search engines, web directories and news in over sixty languages.
MyLanguage is a partnership between the State Libraries of NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, and WA
and the NT and ACT Library and Information Services.
RN Rear Vision 24 February 2008 - Indonesia's President Suharto, his rise and fall Summary: Suharto, the former strong man of Indonesia, died last month taking many secrets with him -- among them what really happened in the coup attempt that catapulted him to power, and how he was able to stay at the top of this volatile country for 32 years. Rear Vision looks at the long rise, the sudden fall, and the legacy of President Suharto.
[From: Adrian Vickers 26 Feb 2008]
Indonesian Internships including unit for credit through Universitas Islam Indonesia in Yogya
Big Neighbour Fading From Our Radar by David T. Hill The Australian 12 March 2008
Robert Elson, The idea of Indonesia: a history (pp. xvii, 365) has just been published by Cambridge University Press.
5. Suharto: A Declassified Documentary Obit [pdf] The National Security
Archive at George Washington University published this electronic briefing
book which includes a number of declassified U.S. documents which detail
various aspects of Suharto's time in office.
All Chinese to us [Radio National The National Interest recording / transcript - second item] Australia has its first Mandarin-speaking prime minister - it's hardly surprising, therefore, that the new government wants to boost the number of students with a foreign language. But have we missed the boat? Is Australia now so far behind that our exporters are already facing a skills bottleneck? Can we crack the Chinese market if we don't have enough Australian sinophones ready to hit the ground running? If the debate's sounding familiar, it could be because our language crisis was first highlighted almost 20 years ago. What can be done? How do we fire up linguistic excitement in potential students? Robin Jeffrey and Kathy Kirby interviewed.
Big gold find in Lombok and Massive investment by United Arab Emirates in mega-tourism project in Lombok World-class residential and resort community covering 1,175 hectares brief report
Education Victoria Languages Online - groundbreaking work here in the City Centre Project, good online exercises for young learners of Indonesian and other languages
Indonesian Talking Dictionary at Hello World - may be useful, the whole site is a bit strange.
Please send your views and news. Please send any news of developments in Indonesian studies or a link to descriptions of your current or past research. Write us an opinion piece or report about the state of Indonesian in your school, an event, an achievement, a problem that the Indonesian teaching commuity would like to know about.
DARMASISWA SCHOLARSHIPS via the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra. One year at an Indonesian institution studying the area of your choice (national and regional languages, music, dance, arts, etc) Dr. Agus Sartono, the new Education and Cultural Attaché has fifty scholarships to allocate and is keen to hear from applicants at any time. Further Darmasiswa Information is available at http://darmasiswa.depdiknas.org/. It's a once-in-a-lifetime and life-changing experience!
Languages Education Australia - a treasure chest of developments in languages education
AsiaCALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning)
Lowy Institute Sydney, Wednesday Lunch 1 August with Dr Peter McCawley Flyer
Indonesia: Punching Below its Weight? Many Lowy Institute talks available as mp3.
National Online Undergraduate Seminar for Indonesian Studies 6 October 2006. Archives with sound and visuals are available via these links: Aspinall, Hatley, Elson and Ford.
Try out the audio-conference room at http://tll.compued.iVocalize.net
Steve Miller's Honours Thesis on Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Completely new worlds An inspiring testimonial from a languages student
INDONEWS from the Asia Institute of Melbourne University
Languages Education Australia
Berita Bahasa Indonesia NSW Bulletin for Teachers of Indonesian
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
Websites of ongoing value
Return to the RAMBU WACANA - signpost to Indonesia-related links
Relevant reading for students and teachers in past issues.
Issue 52 Issue 51 Issue 50 49 48 47 46 45 44,43,42, 41, 40,39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26
ASAA Biennial conference, 1-3 July 2008 in Melbourne
World Education Forum SA--International Conference; 'Being , Becoming
and Belonging- the economic imperative in education" Adelaide 26 to 28
"Europe and Asia Between Islam and the United States"
Melbourne, Australia 6-7 December
* ASILE 2009 Conference blog
Maju bersama: Advancing Australia's Indonesian Language Potential
ASILE 2007 Conference
5-8 July 2007
on the Sunshine Coast
‘By increasing greatly the
number of Australians with a ‘full immersion’ knowledge of Indonesia, its
peoples, language(s) and ways of doing things, we will gradually reduce
the prevalence in the community of stereotypes and misconceptions,
prejudices and ignorance of Indonesian etiquette that can unwittingly
be highly damaging to the image of Australia in Indonesia. Educational
and cultural exchanges will play an important part in this, but must be
developed on a far broader scale than hitherto, with more adequate funding
and possibly along quite new lines. The serious loss of momentum on this
front in recent years needs to be remedied as vigorously as possible.'
(Australia and Indonesia
Current ProbLems, Future Prospects
Jamie Mackie, Lowy Institute Paper 19. Available online)