Tommy Latupeirissa

Wednesday, 15 November 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Imagine being able to boast that one of your claims to fame was getting yellow-carded in a soccer match against a young Maradona. Such has been the life of our lovely guest this week, Tommy Latupeirissa. Tommy's family comes from Maluku (Spice Islands) in Indonesia and they were a military family. Tommy was a young gun soccer player and represented Indonesia in the Junior World Cup in Japan. For the senior team he played around Asia and the Pacific. Tommy worked in the hotels in Bali as a public relations officer and this is where he started learning and speaking English. He came to Australia when he was 29. Tommy has been a welder and now loves his photography. He has captured many moments of the Free West Papua struggle here in Melbourne and we will be encouraging the West Papua Office to hold an exhibition of his works in 2024. In the meantime, Tommy invites you to the final gathering at the office this year on Sunday 26th November, featuring food, talks, a book launch and an auction. See the link for details. Thank-you for joining us on the show this week, Tommy.

Radical Australia presenter Joe Toscano with producer Kelly Whitworth.
Wednesday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Listen in as host Joe Toscano yarns with a different guest each week about their experience in movements and campaigns for progressive social change.


Joe Toscano and Kelly Whitworth