May 16, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Sulawesi

Survival through slavery

Suspected communists who survived the killings of 1965-66 in South Sulawesi spent the next 20 years working for the military in an isolated jungle camp

Locating culture in the church

Minahasan Christians reinterpret their cultural history and identity through religion

Seeking representation

Activists in Palu remain confined to the political margins

Second-class citizens?

Poverty and mobility mark the neglected east

Faith, flags and festivities

Images of highlanders at home and abroad

Inventing Papua

Migrants from South Sulawesi have played an important role in manufacturing a Papuan identity

Grassroots rehabilitation

The people of Poso are rebuilding their lives.

Jungle Schools

Volunteers bring alternative education to marginalised communities

Eco-tourism for whom?

Bunaken National Marine Park is promoted as an ideal mix of tourism and conservation, but not all local people agree.

Suharto'€™s last erection

Nationalism and every-day tourism.

Rise of the clans

Direct elections in South Sulawesi show that a new breed of political godfathers is coming to power in Indonesia’s regions. Parties are increasingly irrelevant, but electoral competition is real.

Fishing in Australian Waters

In the past decade, 140 Indonesian fishermen drowned in Australian waters, a further 400 were imprisoned. JILL ELLIOTT reports that policies dealing with the issue are costly, ineffective and have tragic consequences. She suggests better alternatives.

Togians: ecotourism is not the answer

While others hope environmentally sensitive tourism will help the Togian Islands, KATE NAPTHALI wants to beef up traditional industries instead.

Jakarta money stirs Ujungpandang riot

VEDI HADIZ sent this eyewitness account from South Sulawesi.

Sulawesi on two wheels

MICK COOPES drags a bicycle through the wilds of Toraja, South Sulawesi.

Permeable border

Indonesian fishermen whose traditional fishing grounds are in Australian waters may have a Mabo-style claim, says CAMPBELL WATSON.

Volunteers rescue reefs

HELEN LANDYMORE found herself surveying rare birds and fish in stunning locations when she joined an Operation Wallacea expedition.

Operation Wallacea

MARK ERDMANN explains the history of an exciting venture in reef conservation using volunteer divers.

Villagers keep the seas alive

Coastal villagers will protect reefs if they know it is in their interest. IAN DUTTON and BRIAN CRAWFORD report on an international project that goes to the cutting edge.

Saving Bunaken

Involved locals are saving one of the world's most beautiful marine parks

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