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Roswita Khaiyath

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Born in Indonesia from Dutch-Indonesian parents, I arrived in Australia in 1973 at the invitation of the ABC to work as a broadcaster for the Indonesian service of Radio Australia in Melbourne. Leaving the ABC to get married, I joined a small community radio station called Radio 3EA, which later became the S.B.S. (Special Broadcasting Service).I have written thousands of radio scripts which have been broadcast in Australia and overseas. I also returned to study and gained a BA (hons) and M.A. from Monash University and was the Head of Indonesian Language Studies at Deakin University for 8 years, hence my active involvement in academic writing. In 1993 I left both the SBS and Deakin University to take up a specially created position as Vice President -Public Affairs -for Freeport McMoran, a US-based mining company in Indonesia. However, I returned to Melbourne in 1995 to commence my own business in Cross Cultural Seminars, translting/Interpreting,public affairs, event management and promotions of Australian companies in Asia. I am a NAATI accredited Interpreter and Translator.

Since I was a child, my only ambition in life was to be a writer. I have written for magazines in Australia and Indonesia and won a writing competition which has been in print in Indonesia since 1982.

Currently I am seeking a publisher for my first autobiographical novel.

Interests: Travel, Bike riding, Theatre, Reading, Gardening

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Dibesarkan di Indonesia in Perjalanan Anak Bangsa