Gallery of Photographs, DFAIT Office-Opening Ceremonies, 23 June 2014

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Captioned photographs by Tommy Latupeirissa and David Waingai of the opening of the FRWP Department of Foreign Affairs, Immigration, and Trade in Docklands (Melbourne) on 23rd June 2014.

On The Blackbird, from Federation Square to Docklands with the Asmat Bis

On The Blackbird, from Federation Square to Docklands with the Asmat Bis

On The Blackbird, Piter Elaby blowing tabura (the traditional Melanesian call to ceremony) with Mesak Karubaba

On The Blackbird, Piter Elaby blowing tabura (the traditional Melanesian call to ceremony) with Mesak Karubaba

Disembarking from The Blackbird, Collins St Landing, Docklands (upstream from the Bolte Bridge)  Jacob Rumbiak, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade (FRWP) with Councillor Amanda Stone (Yarra City Council)

Disembarking from The Blackbird, Collins St Landing, Docklands (upstream from the Bolte Bridge)
Jacob Rumbiak, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade (FRWP) with Councillor Amanda Stone (Yarra City Council)

Asmat Bis, Collins St Landing, Docklands

Asmat Bis, Collins St Landing, Docklands

Collins St Landing, Docklands

Collins St Landing, Docklands

Ground Floor, Lifestyle Working Building, 838 Collins St, Docklands

Ground Floor, Lifestyle Working Building, 838 Collins St, Docklands

Stefanus Akanmor with his newly carved Bis (Asmat Ancestor-Memory Sculpture)

Stefanus Akanmor with his newly carved Bis (Asmat Ancestor-Memory Sculpture)

Piter Elaby blowing tabura, the traditional Melanesian call to ceremony (with Joe Malignaggi-graphic designer and Jen Hughes-filmmaker)

Piter Elaby blowing tabura, the traditional Melanesian call to ceremony (with Joe Malignaggi-graphic designer and Jen Hughes-filmmaker)

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UNLOCKING THE DOOR, JOHN LAWRENCE (West Papua Rent Collective)

UNLOCKING THE DOOR, JOHN LAWRENCE (West Papua Rent Collective)

SPECIAL GUEST CAPTAIN CEES FAAS (Royal Netherlands Airforce Nieuw Guinea 1962)

SPECIAL GUEST CAPTAIN CEES FAAS (Royal Netherlands Airforce Nieuw Guinea 1962)

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Papuana Mote (Master of Ceremonies)

Papuana Mote (Master of Ceremonies)

 

Welcome to Country-Larry Walsh (Kulin Nations of Aboriginal Australia)

Welcome to Country-Larry Walsh (Kulin Nations of Aboriginal Australia)

Jacob Rumbiak-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Immigraiton and Trade (Federal Republic of West Papua)

Jacob Rumbiak-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Immigraiton and Trade (Federal Republic of West Papua)

SPECIAL GUEST Rev. Robert Stringer (Uniting Church in Australia)

SPECIAL GUEST Rev. Robert Stringer (Uniting Church in Australia)

Jacob Rumbiak-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Immigration, and Trade (Federal Republic of West Papua), and Hiska Bukorpioper's fabulous morning star berets

Jacob Rumbiak-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Immigration, and Trade (Federal Republic of West Papua), and Hiska Bukorpioper’s fabulous morning star berets

Councillor Amanda Stone, Yarra City Council

Councillor Amanda Stone, Yarra City Council

Professor Paul James Professor of Globalization and Cultural Diversity, University of Western Sydney   Director, UN Global Compact Cities Programme   Honorary Professor, King's College London

Professor Paul James
Professor of Globalization and Cultural Diversity, University of Western Sydney
Director, UN Global Compact Cities Programme
Honorary Professor, King’s College London

Luie Bains (Australian Greens, Carlton branch) planting the lime tree in the community garden at 838 Collins St, Docklands (with Jacob Rumbiak and Amos Wainggai)

Luie Bains (Australian Greens, Carlton branch) planting the lime tree in the community garden at 838 Collins St, Docklands (with Jacob Rumbiak and Amos Wainggai)

Dr Joe Toscano (Media Anarchist Institute, West Papua Rent Collective)

Dr Joe Toscano (Media Anarchist Institute, West Papua Rent Collective)

Jacob Rumbiak, Thayhorn Yim, Terry Bukorpioper, Alulukwet, with Black Orchid String Band (Adolf Mora-tabura, Piter Elaby-guitar, Joe Wally-ukelele, Melkias Okoka-ukelele, Ucak Felle-tabura, Anselmus Pisaki-ukelele, Ronny Kareni-guitar

Jacob Rumbiak, Thayhorn Yim, Terry Bukorpioper, Alulukwet, with Black Orchid String Band (Adolf Mora-tabura, Piter Elaby-guitar, Joe Wally-ukelele, Melkias Okoka-ukelele, Ucak Felle-tabura, Anselmus Pisaki-ukelele, Ronny Kareni-guitar

Black Orchid String Band (Jacob Rumbiak, Adolf Mora, Piter Elaby-guitar, Joe Wally-ukelele, Ucak Felle-tabura, Anselmus Pisaki-ukelele, Ronny Kareni,  Melkias Okoka-bass, Sam Roem-guitar, Josh Roem

Black Orchid String Band (Jacob Rumbiak, Adolf Mora, Piter Elaby-guitar, Joe Wally-ukelele, Ucak Felle-tabura, Anselmus Pisaki-ukelele, Ronny Kareni,
Melkias Okoka-bass, Sam Roem-guitar, Josh Roem

MELKIAS OKOKA, Bass, Black Orchid String Band

MELKIAS OKOKA, Bass, Black Orchid String Band

Captain Cees Faas (Royal Netherlands Airforce Nieuw Guinea 1962) with Black Orchid String Band

Captain Cees Faas (Royal Netherlands Airforce Nieuw Guinea 1962) with Black Orchid String Band

Hiska and Ivone Bukorpioper from Biak Island, with Captain Cees Faas (Royal Netherlands Airforce Nieuw Guinea, Biak Island, 1962)

Hiska and Ivone Bukorpioper from Biak Island, with Captain Cees Faas (Royal Netherlands Airforce Nieuw Guinea, Biak Island, 1962)

Foreign Affairs Minister Jacob Rumbiak, with Matt Gale (Solomon Islands Association in Victoria) in front of 'Liberty Papua leading the people (after Delacroix)' by Peter Woods 2011

Foreign Affairs Minister Jacob Rumbiak, with Matt Gale (Solomon Islands Association in Victoria) in front of ‘Liberty Papua leading the people (after Delacroix)’ by Peter Woods 2011

Special Guest Captain Cees Faas (Royal Netherlands Airforce, Nieuw Guinea 1962) with Professor Paul James (Professor of Globalization and Cultural  Diversity at University of Western Sydney; Director, Director, UN Global Compact Cities Programme)

Special Guest Captain Cees Faas (Royal Netherlands Airforce, Nieuw Guinea 1962) with Professor Paul James (Professor of Globalization and Cultural
Diversity at University of Western Sydney; Director, Director, UN Global Compact Cities Programme)

Ruben Blake (FRWP Web Designer) with Ronny Kareni and Melkias Okoka (Federal Republic of West Papua).  Also 'Yanita the widowed bride', oil on belgium linen by Peter Woods (2011)

Ruben Blake (FRWP Web Designer) with Ronny Kareni and Melkias Okoka (Federal Republic of West Papua). Also ‘Yanita the widowed bride’, oil on belgium linen by Peter Woods (2011)

Doing the Yospan.  Black Orchid String Band, Terry Bukorpioper (Federal Republic of West Papua), Julie Bains (Greens Australia, Carlton Branch), Amos Wainggai (Office Manager)

Doing the Yospan. Black Orchid String Band, Terry Bukorpioper (Federal Republic of West Papua), Julie Bains (Greens Australia, Carlton Branch), Amos Wainggai (Office Manager)

Melkias Okoka, Anton Rumbiak, Ucak Felle (DFAIT office staff) in front of 'Liberty Papua leading the People (after Delacroix)' by Peter Woods (2011).

Melkias Okoka, Anton Rumbiak, Ucak Felle (DFAIT office staff) in front of ‘Liberty Papua leading the People (after Delacroix)’ by Peter Woods (2011).

Matt Gale (Solomon Islands) with Dr Cammi Webb-Gannon (Research Fellow, University of Western Sydney)

Matt Gale (Solomon Islands) with Dr Cammi Webb-Gannon (Research Fellow, University of Western Sydney)

Guarding the office, Petronella Yawan, 23 June 2014

Guarding the office, Petronella Yawan, 23 June 2014

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