Australia Indonesia Essay Series
In 2016, The Australia-Indonesia Centre commissioned the first of a series of essays aimed at bringing new voices and perspectives from Australians and Indonesians telling their stories.
The series began by asking essayists to respond to the question ‘What does it mean to be Indonesian/Australian?’ and invited them to reflect on the issues that they see as important challenges and preoccupations facing their societies today and into the future. Our writers will also consider the ways in which Australians and Indonesians might share and read each others’ stories, thereby gaining greater insight into our complex and often complementary cultures.
The essays in this series come from leading writers and commentators from Indonesia and Australia each looking closely at their own society, cultures and political situations. They have been published through the Centre’s site and in The Guardian.