Austral-Indonesian Tujuhbelasan #15 Bung Karno and Maman AMB

Good mannered culture opposes the insulting barbarous global culture: “Who are you and !?/Who am I if not you?/Who are you if not yourself?/Who are you if not me?”

On this date in 1937, a new Asian imperialism commenced the massacre called the rape of Nanking.

In contrast, Indonesian culture combines the passion of revolution with soft calm kebersamaan – togetherness.

Geoff Fox, 13 December, 2020, Down Under

Sustainable Development #9 Waltzing Matilda in Indonesian

This version of Waltzing Matilda is sung as best I can in Indonesian language. I hope a better singer will take it up. Click here for an instrumental version.

We must understand the problem of suicide to solve it and stop losing those lives. The Australian nation embraces this song about suicide in poverty. Why?

GLOSSARY

BILLABONG a small pond which used to be part of a river

BILLY a tin can for boiling water

COOLIBAH a type of outback tree

JUMBUCK a sheep

MATILDA the swag (see swagman below)

SQUATTER someone who gained possession of land by occupying it; they were rich men by the late 1800;s when the song was written.

SWAGMAN hobo, itinerant worker who carried all he owned rolled up in a swag on his back.

TUCKER food

WALTZING to travel on foot

Geoff Fox 22nd March, 2020, Terra Nullius.