David Reeve

David Reeve

David Reeve has been visiting Indonesia for fifty-three years, as a diplomat, researcher, historian, language teacher, and program manager. In the 1980s, he was a founding lecturer in the Australian studies program at the University of Indonesia. In the 1990s, he was Resident Director in Yogyakarta for ACICIS, the program that places Australian students to study in Indonesian universities. He has worked in a dozen Indonesian universities. He publishes on Indonesian history, language, and culture, and on Australian Indonesian relations. He is retired from UNSW and is completing a biography of the major Indonesian historian, Onghokham. 

David Reeve reviews 'Young Soeharto: The making of a soldier, 1921–1945' by David Jenkins

April 2022, no. 441 23 March 2022
David Reeve reviews 'Young Soeharto: The making of a soldier, 1921–1945' by David Jenkins
At last we have it – the much-anticipated first volume of the definitive biography of President Soeharto (1921–2008). It is the culminating work in the distinguished career of Australian journalist David Jenkins. This startling volume, covering the years 1921–45, will appeal to the general reader and the Indonesia specialist. It has been described as ‘truly extraordinary’ by the late Ben ... (read more)