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Richard Woolcott: An exemplary envoy

  • Warief Djajanto Basorie


Sydney, Australia | Wed, December 29 2010 | 09:47 am
Richard Woolcott: An exemplary envoy

PREMIUM 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...