Richard Woolcott: An exemplary envoy
Warief Djajanto Basorie
JP “You’re Muslim?” I nodded.“Then I have the finest Australian apple juice for you. I’ll have white wine.”
Richard Woolcott thus displayed considerable thoughtfulness when offering me drinks.Woolcott was Australia’s ambassador to Indonesia from 1975 to 1978, a testing time in Indonesian-Australian bilateral relations because of the situation in then East Timor. He retir...