A recent volume tracing ‘the journey of Australia’s first Asian language’ (Thomas, 2019) finds that, while successive Australian governments have identified Indonesia as Australia’s most important neighbour and as a key to Australia’s prosperity and security, this recognition has not sustained interest among Australians in studying the language. For the last two decades, the study …
David Hill is Emeritus Professor at Murdoch University, and formerly the Consortium Director of the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS), 1994-2018.
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