Item 199512 - East Timor: The Inside Story 1995-12

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East Timor: The Inside Story 1995-12


  • December 1995 (Creation)

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Textual record; 21 pp.

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(1975- c. 2000)

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(Sample draft description, incomplete). Established around the time of the occupation, FOET-WA was one of the first solidarity groups in Australia, but faded and re-appeared over time. In the 1990s it began to publish East Timor: The Inside Story. It was active in numerous campaigns, taking the lead on several including the campaign to free youth activist Jose Antonio Belo in the mid-1990s. It had no office and its membership shifted voer time extensively, but it was always informally linked to the office of Senator Gordon McIntosh.

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  • “Dili Massacre commemoration rally, Perth”
  • “Midnight oil sings for East Timor”
  • “Soldier’s diary tells of war in the field” (by Michael Casey)
  • “Conflict’s brutality claims another life”
  • “Insight into army life”
  • “Return to East Timor” (by David Scott)
  • “A New Year’s message from Xanana”
  • “Academic may be charged for giving a lecture”
  • “Talks: Alatas meets resistance leaders”
  • “Coping with the foreign media”
  • “Interpreter’s changes anger Diet members” (by Masataka Ito)
  • “British arms deals with Jakarta forge ahead”
  • “Protests rock East Timor”


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  • English

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  • Latin

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Originals at Bishop’s University (Private Collection) & McMaster University

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