The Immigration Discovery Centre has a variety of resources relating to Indonesian migration to Australia. On 15 March 2009, the Immigration Museum celebrated Victoria’s Indonesian community with ‘Indonesian Festa’, a cultural festival featuring traditional music, dance, food and sharing.
Mahidra Bali Group, passing Flinders Street Station, in the 2003 Moomba parade. The group was replicating a traditional Balinese wedding parade.
Photographer / Source: Poedijono
To assist people with their research into their family history and Indonesian-Australian history and culture, the Immigration Discovery Centre staff prepared the following list of print and electronic resources.
Immigration Discovery Centre reference collections
Resources relating to the Indonesian community in Australia can be found in the Immigration Discovery Centre library. The library houses a diverse reference collection with a focus on migration, cultural diversity and Australian ethno-history.
Indonesian Resource Folder (available in the Immigration Discovery Centre).
Jan Lingard. Refugees and Rebels: Indonesian Exiles in Wartime Australia. Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2008. Catalogue number: 305.9069140994 L755R
James Jupp. The Australian People. “Indonesians,” pp. 439–41. Cambridge, 2001. Catalogue number: 994 A938PE
James E. Coughlan. “The ASEAN Communities in Australia,” in Asians in Australia: Patterns of Migration and Settlement, pp. 198–242. Ed. James E. Coughland & Deborah J. McNamara. Macmillan, 1997. Catalogue number: 305.895094 A832
Janet Penny and Siew-Ean Khoo. Intermarriage: A Study of Migration and Integration. Chapter 8: “Indonesian-Australian Families,” pp. 145–69. AGPS, 1996. Catalogue number: 306.8450994 P416
Contact the Immigration Discovery Centre
If you require further assistance with your research contact the Immigration Discovery Centre.
+ 61 3 9927 2726
Write to us:
Immigration Discovery Centre
GPO Box 666
Melbourne 3001 Vic