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Djakarta in 1952–53: a Moment of Nation-building Optimism

Reid, Anthony


This semi-autobiographical paper has two sources: the official written record of the author’s father, John S. Reid, the first United Nations Resident Representative in Indonesia (1952–53); and the author’s memory of his teenage expat life there, stimulated by the discovery of his sister’s Djakarta diary (written when she was sixteen years old and he was thirteen). The author’s archival research regarding John Reid’s diplomatic assignment revealed something of the idealistic but ad hoc...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Indonesia
DOI: 10.1353/ind.2019.0013


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