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Helene Van Klinken

Helene van Klinken worked in Java, Indonesia, in university contexts between 1984 and 1991, and 2000 to 2002. She first visited East Timor in 1989 after the territory was opened to outside visitors. In 1999 she worked for the United Nations as a political affairs officer in the lead up to the popular consultation, and in 2003 was a volunteer at the CAVR (the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor). This book is based on the PhD thesis she completed at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, in 2009. Together with Achnesia Felina Manganang, she founded the Istoriaku website to assist those transported from East Timor and document their experiences.


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  • Making them Indonesians

    Helen van Klinken

Events

Taking to the Field: book launch (Melbourne)

Readings Carlton Woiworung Country, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, VIC

If asked to name an Australian woman scientist from the past, very few could. Let’s change that. Histories of Australian science largely overlook women. Their absence gives the impression that,...

Free

Time of Our Lives: book launch (Melbourne)

Readings Hawthorn Woi Wurrung Country, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, VIC

Join Maggie Kirkman to celebrate the release of Time of Our Lives: Celebrating Older Women. ‘A must-read for all those women who refuse to go gentle into that good night’ Maxine McKew...

Free

The Big Teal – Net Zero: Investing in the Future (Brisbane)

Playhouse, QPAC Corner Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Brisbane, QLD

A decade-long climate war and inadequate government action have left a vacuum of opportunities that are being sucked up by an increasing number of business leaders, investors and activists. Respected...

$30 – $35