Two West Papuans awarded 2021 Eureka Australia Medal

Edison Waromi, Prime Minister of the West Papua Transitional Government, and Parliamentary Chair Buchtar Tabuni, were each awarded the 2021 Eureka Australia Medal during a moving ceremony on 3 December 2021 at the historic site of Bakery Hill in Ballarat

West Papua’s Green State

Mr Raki Ap, ULMWP Representative for Europe West Papua’s Transitional Government launched its Green State during the 2021 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, and in his presentation to the FRWP Open Day in Docklands, Raki Ap contextualised the visionary project

Situation in West Papua Apr-Jul 2021 by Markus Haluk, ULMWP

Indonesia is not the future of West Papua A comprehensive report of the situation in West Papua between April and July 2021 by Markus Haluk, ULMWP Executive in West Papua Markus Haluk (2021) Indonesia Is Not The Future of West

Poulgrain’s ‘JFK vs Allen Dulles, Battleground Indonesia’ changes our historical perspective

The FRWP Open Day on 19 September 2021 featured Greg Poulgrain talking about his new book JFK vs Allen Dulles : Battleground Indonesia; First Nations Elder Herb Patten playing John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ on a Eucalyptus gum leaf; and Prime Minister

City of Moreland joins Yarra and Ballarat Councils on West Papua’s self-determination

On 14 August 2021, the City of Moreland joined two other Victorian Councils, Yarra Council and Ballarat Council, in recognising and honouring the principle of self-determination for West Papua with its planting of a Hammarskjöld Memorial Tree for West Papua

Letter Writing Competition

LETTER WRITING COMPETITION 2021-2022 The Pen is Mightier Than The Sword We encourage letter writing to support the West Papuan peoples’ struggle for self-determination. Write a letter or email to your local federal politician or relevant politician in Canberra to:

Land of the Morning Star, a documentary by Mark Worth

The West Papua FRWP Womens Office in Docklands is hosting an HISTORIC FILM SERIES, and the first film, on 27 June 2021, is Mark Worth’s powerful 2003 documentary Land of the Morning Star. Published by the Australian Broadcasting Commission, this

George Ivan Smith and what he did for West Papua

Who is George Ivan Smith, and what did he do for West Papua? George Ivan Smith AO (1915-1995) was a remarkable Australian, the son of a prison governor and educated in rural Australia at Goulbourn and Bathurst high schools. He

Jessie’s House of Needles, and West Papua’s Green State

Former and current missionaries joined liberationists to hear John Algate on writing Jessie’s House of Needles and Jacob Rumbiak introduce West Papua’s Green State. Forty on-liners (including 20 from West Papua, and Jessie’s sister Thelma Minto) joined the crowd in

Pig, symbol of justice and peace in West Papua

PIGS In the highlands of New Guinea, on the western rim of Melanesia, pigs are central to religious and social life, their blood sanctifying land for ceremony, and opening marriage negotiations between families. They underpin the village economy, and are

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