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Upcoming Events Newsletter

Keeping you up to date on Indonesian related actual and virtual events.

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Thurday 16 June - 10:30am - via Zoom
Indolit Club -
This month we’ll be looking at three stories by Nukila Amal about the creative writing process - a unique insight through her fiction into a writer's urge to write - or in the hilarious final story Sirajatunda, the lack of inspiration to write

Brisbane - Thurs 16 June 5 - 8pm AEST
The AIBC QLD Sundowner Networking Event

Venue: Bar Pacino, 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane City, QLD
Cost: AIBC Members $10 / Non-Members $15

One complimentary drink (beer, wine, or soft drink) will be provided on arrival, with additional drinks to be purchased at bar prices



Sydney - Friday 17 June - 6pm AEST

For more information and registration, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail to or (no later than 10 June 2022 as space is limited).


Sat 18 June 6pm AEST on Zoom
AIA Zoom Cocktails - 
Ian Burnet - Archipelago - A Journey across Indonesia

Indonesia is the most culturally diverse nation on the planet. Ian Burnet sets out on a journey across the archipelago to discover this rich cultural diversity. He combines his love of adventure and travel with his knowledge of history to take us on a personal journey through geographic space and historical time, which will delight all armchair travelers.

Members free, others by donation. ($2, $5, or $10 - you choose the level of donation)


Darwin - Thursday 23 June 12pm ACST (Darwin time) Live and online

AIBC National Industry Series: "Indonesia: It's time to take a fresh look" - Education & Training

NT Development House, 76 The Esplanade, Darwin NT 0800



Sydney - Sat 25 June - 7pm - Live
AIA Winter Solstice Dinner

Ayam Penyet Ria restaurant - 312 Church St Parramatta 


Sat 2 July 6pm AEST on Zoom
AIA Zoom Cocktails - 
Bill Sullivan - DetailsTBA


Sydney - Saturday 9 July


Sat 16 July 6pm AEST on Zoom
AIA Zoom Cocktails - 
Annee Lawrence - Indonesians in Australia
Details TBA


If you know of any upcoming events, please let us KNOW.



Talking Indonesia - The Road to 2024.
Fortnightly podcasts from Indonesia at Melbourne



The Music Archive of Monash University has recently opened the new "Margaret Kartomi Gallery of Musical Instruments and Artefacts” at The Performing Arts Centre on Monash University’s Clayton campus.The gallery is located in the Performing Arts Centre/PAC (Building 68), next to the Robert Blackwood Hall, at Monash University, Clayton Campus, and is open to visitors free of charge from 10.00am-5.00pm on Mondays-Friday.


For information on online and face to face meetings, workshops and tours, 


AIA ACT - Indonesian Language Classes 
4 terms per year

Indonesian Classes
Classes are online. We will try to hold at least 1 social event for class members 
Indonesian Language Classes 
·  Fun vocational classes
·  Teachers are professional and native Indonesian speaking

Classes for adults - Six Levels ENROL HERE
·         Advanced – Tuesdays 7-9pm
·         Intermediate – Thursdays 6-8pm
·         Beginners Level 3 - Mondays 6.30-8.30pm 
.         Beginners Level 2.2 - Mondays 6-8pm 
·         Beginners level 2.1 – Thursdays 6-8pm
·         Beginners level 1 - Tuesdays 6-8pm

·         Commence week beginning 26 April 2022
·         Each class runs for 8 weeks
·         Classes held ONLINE 
Cost for Adult Classes
Only $140 per term but with:
- $10 early bird discount for payments before 20 April. Applied automatically in booking system.
- $20 discount for AIA members. You can purchase membership online now and immediately claim the discount.
The code for activating the member discount is Anggota

For more information:
·         Webpage       
.         Phone 0406930835
.         Email:


Indonesian Classes Online and face to face (Melb CBD)
Organised by AIA Vic

Welcome to Term 2, 2022.  As usual we will be offering our online classes on Tuesday evenings via Zoom and our face to face classes on Thursday evenings in the CBD.  If time and access is a consideration, then online is the option for you.  If you like the face to face teaching and socialising, then you may want to consider the classes in the CBD.  Either way, we can all gather together for a chat at some of the fun social events offered throughout the year.
Online Zoom classes will start on Tuesday 26 April 2022 from 7.00pm - 8.30pm.  Introductory, Intermediate 1 & 2 and two Advanced classes will be offered.
Face to Face classes in the CBD will start on Thursday 28 April  2022 from 6.30pm - 8.30pm.  Introductory, Intermediate 1 & 2 and the Advanced class will be offered.
For more information and online registration:
Term 2 2022 Online Language Class
Term 2 2022 Face To Face Language Class
Salam hangat,
Australian Indonesian Association of Victoria


Suara Indonesia Dance
online Indonesian dance classes via zoom. They’re held on Friday nights between 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEST. -




Archipelago - by Ian Burnet

Indonesia is the most culturally diverse nation on the planet. Ian Burnet sets out on a journey across the archipelago to discover this rich cultural diversity. He combines his love of adventure and travel with his knowledge of history to take us on a personal journey through geographic space and historical time, which will delight all armchair travelers.

Australian Delivery
Book A$35 Postage A$9.50 (within Australia) Total A$44.50
Indonesia Delivery
Book A$35 Postage A$35 (to Indonesia) Total A$70.00

Buy Archipelago Now

Refugees and Rebels – Jan Lingard

In accounts of wartime Australia, the influx of over 5,000 Indonesian men, women, and children has been largely overlooked.
These people were military personnel, merchant sailors, civilians, and even political prisoners of the Dutch, all evacuees from the Japanese occupied Netherlands East Indies. They arrived as subjects of the Dutch colonial empire, and the majority of them left after the war as rebels – supporting the fledgling Indonesian republic which Soekarno had proclaimed when the Japanese surrendered.
This book tells the fascinating story of the Indonesians’ engagement with White Australia as they were dispersed to cities and country towns and of the repercussions when their struggle for independence was supported at grassroots level by their Australian friends, by unionists, particularly the Waterside Workers Federation and Seamens Union and eventually by the Chifley Labor Government itself.
The AIA has arranged for the reprint of this wonderful book.

Australian Delivery
Book A$35 Postage A$10 (within Australia) Total A$45
Indonesia Delivery
Book A$35 Postage A$23 (to Indonesia) Total A$58.00

For delivery outside Australia or Indonesia, please contact 

Buy Refugees and Rebels

AIA membership is based on a calendar year (Jan - Dec), so now is the time to renew your membership for 2022 if you havent already done so.

The AIA aims to set membership fees at a level which are both affordable but also cover the routine recurring annual costs of running the association. As advised over recent months, the membership fees for 2022 are:
Concession (pensioners, students)           $20
Single                                                              $30
Family                                                             $40
Fees can be paid online

AIA NSW needs assistance with:
  • Website and social media content management
  • Organising Zoom speakers and sessions
  • Planning for the Australia Indonesia Awards program and gala Awards Presenntation Night
Also looking for people to join the committee.
For more information, send us an email

Australia Indonesia Association
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