Tag Archives: West Papua

Launch of the ANU Southeast Asia Institute (23 October 2012)

The ANU’s Southeast Asia Institute was launched last Tuesday: “The primary scope of the Institute covers Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam, as well as ASEAN as the major regional organization, with … Continue reading

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The Diplomacy Of Decolonisation

In his latest post to NewMatilda.com, Nic Maclellan argues that Australia may have to address renewed demands for decolonisation from the region when it assumes its seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2013. [Read Maclellan’s follow-up post to New Matilda, Siding … Continue reading

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Pacific Buzz (October 3): Pacific leaders at UN General Assembly | Setback for Fiji rehabilitation | PNG ready to raise West Papua issue… and more

A fortnightly roundup of policy news in the Pacific by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy and the Development Policy Centre. Condolences on the passing of Chronox Manek, Chief Ombudsman of Papua New Guinea. POLITICS Pacific leaders at UN General Assembly In the first meeting of its kind, United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon met Pacific Island Forum leaders on the sidelines of the 67th UN General Assembly in New York. Mr Ban emphasised […] Continue reading

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Peace builder wins Future Justice Prize

Distinguished Professor John Braithwaite has won the 2012 Future Justice Prize for his extraordinary efforts and internationally-renowned work in the fields of justice and peacebuilding [read more]. Of particular interest to Pacific scholars will be John Braithwaite’s ambitious Peacebuilding Compared project, which has … Continue reading

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Fifty years on, Australia’s Papua policy is still failing

Richard Chauvel’s latest post to Inside Story suggests that the Australian government is missing an important strategic opportunity to help Indonesian President Yudhoyono develop a long-term solution to the Papua ‘problem’ [For more context, see Filep Karma and the fight for Papua’s future, Chauvel’s … Continue reading

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Governing New Guinea: An oral history of Papuan administrators, 1950-1990 (by Leontine Visser)

[Text taken from the KITLV website.] This is the first time that indigenous Papuan administrators share with an international public their experiences governing their country. These administrators were the brokers of development. After graduating from the School for Indigenous Administrators (OSIBA) they … Continue reading

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Australia accused of link to human rights abuses in West Papua

On 27 and 28 August, ABC’s 7:30 ran a news feature which raised grave concerns that Australian government support for counter-terrorism in Indonesia is linked to torture and extrajudicial killings in West Papua. Read a follow-up opinion piece on Australia’s West Papua … Continue reading

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Drawn from Paradise: The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise

Drawn from Paradise is David Attenborough’s journey through the cultural history of the birds of paradise, one of the most exquisite and extravagant, colourful and intriguing families of birds. From the moment they were introduced to the European mind in … Continue reading

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LLMAP: New Guinea mainland and related islands

The Language and Location Map Annotation Project has now digitised many of the regional language maps by Emeritus Professor Darrell Tryon published in The Atlas of the World’s Languages (2007). See New Guinea, Solomon Islands & Bougainville, The Philippines, Borneo, Malaysia, Vanuatu & … Continue reading

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Workshop on the languages of Southern New Guinea

by Christian Döhler, PhD Candidate, Linguistics, School of Culture, History and Language. Earlier this week, a three day workshop took place as part of the ‘Languages of Southern New Guinea’ project. The project aims to produce descriptive material on a … Continue reading

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Melanesian Masterpieces (NGA talk, 24 July)

Tuesday 24 July, 12.45 pm Melanesian Gallery, National Gallery of Australia Parkes Place, Canberra Crispin Howarth, Curator, Pacific Arts, discusses two works from Lake Sentani, West Papua, the 19th-century double-figure Le lys (The lily) and the early 20th Century bark cloth Maro.

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“Enough Is Enough!” Testimonies of Papuan Women Victims of Violence and Human Rights Violations 1963–2009

[new English translation] by the International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), the Women Commission, and the Women Working Group of Papuan People Assembly (Indonesia). “We women of Papua have been bruised, cornered, besieged from all directions. We are not safe at … Continue reading

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Big plans for Papua (Indonesia)

Down To Earth (DTE) special feature, May 2012 [read more].

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Congratulations Dr Hilary Howes!

by Dr Bronwen Douglas, School of Culture, History & Language. At the ANU graduation ceremony in December 2011, Hilary Howes was awarded a PhD for her thesis entitled “‘The Race Question in Oceania’: A.B. Meyer and Otto Finsch between metropolitan … Continue reading

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Talk and art exhibition on New Guinea

Getting Lost in Niugini: An illustrated talk about people, life, art, nature and change in West Papua and Papua New Guinea through the lens of Robert Hewat. Paradisaea Papuana Exhibition: Traditional and Contemporary Art of West Papua and PNG. Fo … Continue reading

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