26 August 2010

Airstrip in Salatiga?

Credit: sepatoeroesak.nl

Airstrip Salatiga - foto H. Graat

12 August 2010

Rev and Mrs. van Emmerik Farewell

Source: http://ukswsen.brinkster.net/Gallery2.html
Credit to Djunaedi Hadiwidjaja (1968 FTJE student)

Prior to the establishment of the FTJE in 1968, Satya Wacana Christian University (UKSW) had already established a Faculty of Mathematics and Science (FIPIA) in 1962.
One of the lecturers at the time was Rev. Evan Lewis, M.Sc, who was sent by the New Zealand National Council of Churches

Rev. Lewis taught Calculus in FIPIA during the period 1962-1965, prior to Rev. Fred van Emmerik’s arrival in November 1964

Excerpts taken from "Encounter" (Presbyterian Church of Australia newsletter)

Farewell Party - FTJE 1969

The establishment of FIPIA provided the foundation for the later founding of FTJE.

In the July 1972 issue of "Encounter" Rev. Fred van Emmerik wrote:

"In order to fit in with existing Departments at nearby State Universities, and also to make the best possible use of our own Physics Department, it was decided to specialize in Eletrical Engineering. The greatest need seemed to be in that field. "

'Mapram' (New Student Initiation) FTJE 1969

Study tour - Kantor Pos dan Telegrap (Now PT. Telkom) Salatiga

FTJE or "Elektro UKSW" became one of the most respected Electrical Engineering Faculties in Indonesia. From a humble small town its graduates dispersed around the globe.

Quoted from Mr Emmerik's farewell message in Bahasa:

"Kita mempunyai tugas yang luhur, yaitu mengembangkan dan menyebarkan pengetahuan manusia. Segala kemajuan manusia didasarkan atas pengetahuan yang makin bertambah ; pengetahuan tentang Alam, tentang masyarakat dan yang paling penting, pengetahuan tentang manusia dan hubungannya dengan Tuhan."

Salatiga Map

Map of 1940
Credit: salatiga.nl

Old Topography Map
Credit: salatiga.nl

1920 Japanese Map
Credit: Tohoku University, Miyagi, Jepang
via SaudaraTua blog 

Current Map of Salatiga, 2010
Credit: Pemkot Salatiga

07 August 2010

Badplaast vor inlanders te Salatiga

Credit: Teguh Aji

Translation: Bath for the natives in Salatiga. Perhaps Muncul or Kalitaman area.

Thanks to Teguh Aji for the translation and photo.
Teguh Aji Badplaats = pemandian
voor Inlander = untuk kaum pribumi
te Salatiga = di Salatiga

Lambang Kota Salatiga

Credit: Tropenmuseum

Loosely translated "Salatiga Coat of Arms". Perhaps there is significant explanation of those 3 stars with Salatiga?

This one below appeared in 1940 map by the Dutch colonial government.
credit: www.salatiga.nl

From NGL:

 Literature : Rühl, 1933; Koffie Hag albums, 1920s and http://tlvima.leidenuniv.nl

 The arms in the Koffie Hag albums +/- 1930

And the emblem today. The motto is in Sanskrit, meaning "Be happy all the people!"
(credit: wikipedia). The phrase "ÇRÎR=ASTU SWASTI PRAJÂBHYAH" is taken from the Monolith of Plumpungan. The "elephant" is Ganesha, symbolising education.

06 August 2010

Formation of the Salatiga Mission

Google translation excerpts from:

Full credit to www.salatiga.nl

Ms.  Le Jolle - Vollenhoven

The Salatiga Mission owes its origin to the work of Ms. Elise Yohana Le Jolle (1824-1906), Mother of the Salatiga Mission.

She started the word of truth from spreading, after her husband, Van Vollenhoven who had left the service due to illness (he was former director of the Military Hospital in Ambarawa), became administrator of the estate Simo, east of the road from Salatiga to Boyolali.

In 1912 there were three residences in Semarang, Pekalongan, Rembang, item 10 items 24 bijgemeenten where teachers and helpers were employed. There were also a number of hawkers that thousands of Bibles and Bible Books and other Christian literature distributed.

From the joint work of the Salatiga Mission (Mission Ermelo) and Neukirchener Mission, in 1937 the Gereja Kristen Jawa Tengah Utara (GKJTU) arose.


Colonial goverment

Credit: Stefanus Agus Setyo Wisnu

A very rare photo of colonial government in Salatiga. Date unknown.

"New" Bus Terminal (1960s)

Credit: Stefanus Agus Setyo Wisnu

The "new" bus terminal built in in the 60's

Pasar Salatiga (The Market)

Credit: Stefanus Agus Setyo Wisnu

Central market of Salatiga "Pasar Besar". There had been few fires and rebuilding of this market. Today it stretches through Jalan Jendral Sudirman and is very busy. In fact each morning the stalls would extend to the main road - which they need to clear at 7am.

This one is a later picture (in the 60's) just before the big fire.

The Clock Tower (Tugu)

Credit: Stefanus Agus Setyo Wisnu

Clock tower at the heart of Salatiga. One of the few things which changed little over the years.

You can see the Residence in the background along with view of Mount Merbabu.

Lapangan Pancasila

Credit: Stefanus Agus Setyo Wisnu

Lapangan Pancasila (Pancasila Square), was also known as "Kepatihan". The locals refer to this location as "Alun-alun".

There was a small monument there. This, later was rebuilt in 1976 and became the "Tugu Pancasila" (Pancasila Monument) to honour 3 heroes from Salatiga who died during the war.

They are:
The monument today (credit to www.salatiga.nl)

Taman Sari

Credit: Stefanus Agus Setyo Wisnu

Taman Sari was and is the city square. It looked more beautiful in the past.

Location unknown

Some photos which the locations are unknown or not clear.
Please help in identifying these locations by posting in the comments.

Matur nuwun (Thanks).

Credit: Stefanus Agus Setyo Wisnu

Possibly the road towards Muncul
Al Sahetapy-Purimahua hampir tak nerbekas lagi

Robert Go En Oeke Sayang tidak jelas apa itu persimpangan antara Pasar jetis, Osamaliki dan Kartini?

Al Sahetapy-Purimahua y juga sieh
tpi q rasa ni dah jalan turun k arah muncul
coz d sekitar jalan masih ada sisa rumah2 tua

Ye olde fuel pump

Credit: Stefanus Agus Setyo Wisnu

According this conversation below, it is a fuel pump in front of Taman Sari.
Hariyanto Darmadji Ini kalau tidak keliru dulu pom bensin dimuka Taman sari.

Robert Go En Oeke Terus jaman saya '76 sudah jadi rumah makan yg ada baksonya, serta ada cabang BNI disitu?

Taman Kanak-Kanak (Kindergarten)

Credit: Stefanus Agus Setyo Wisnu

Correspondence in Facebook:

Hariyanto Darmadji Ini dulu adalah taman sari,ada kebun binatangnya dan tampat bermain anak-anak kalau tidak salah sekitar1950 an atau awal 1960an,waktu itu sangat indah,sayang sekarang sudah menjadi pertokoan yang gersang.

Dewi Zen nga menyangka dulu taman sari seperti ini....keren ..asyik....

Antok Setyobudi Taman sari ?? Kalau tidak salah dulu ada gedung untuk pertunjukan ketoprak/wayang, sebelah mananya ya???

Antok Setyobudi trus kalau tidak salah ada jalan gang/lorong yang bisa tembus ke terminal (dulu).

Hariyanto Darmadji Betul mas Antok,dulu ada tempat pertunjukan ketoprak/wayang orang

Mount Merbabu from Jalan Kauman

Credit: Dede Gunaone

This is a beautiful photo showing Jalan Kauman towards Solo/Boyolali from Jalan Diponegoro. The two buildings still exist as high schools, however they are blocked by newer constructions.

Overlooking mount Merbabu on a clear day, this is one of the most telling photo of Salatiga I have ever seen. It speaks a lot about the geography and character of the town - quiet, beautiful, and humble.

Thanks to Dede for sharing this in Facebook.

Date unknown. I would guess the 1960's

Taman Sari Bus Station

Source: Dede Gunaone

Taman Sari in Bus Station in the 60's. It is now a busy shopping complex opposing the twin building of a 4-star hotel.

- Stefanus Agus Setyo Wisnu
- Young photo studio

"Foto Young" is actually still around. The photo studio is located here.

The horse carriage or "Dokar" have survived the times. The government once tried to "modernize" and replace them with mini-buses. But this was opposed and with the help of UKSW student activists and notable figures like Arief Budiman the plan was withdrawn.

These Dokars are not mere tourist attraction like in many cities. They are a normal mode of transport used by the public.

A dokar passes along Taman Sari, which unfortunately got "modernized".
Photo credit: Ahmad Abdul Haq