This document contains letters, press & media releases and reports written between 1975 and 2000 by AFFET.
Letter to Dr. Jose Luis Gomez, Ambassador of Portugal from Gina Roncoli, Lois Randall & Francisco Vidinha (31.10.1991) | 7 pp.
News Briefs - Gabinete de Informaçāo da Fretilin: Indonesians form in East Timor Intimidations’ Groups (09/1991) | 3 pp.
Email from Rob Wesley-Smith that includes a Media Release entitled: “Anzac Day - wear black for East Timor” written by Susan Connelly (04/1999) | 2 pp.
A flyer entitled: “Why target Paul Keating? East Timor Week” which describes Paul Keating’s role in the Australian ALP governments and was Prime Minister for more than 2 years. 'He has been party to their immoral decisions to breach the UN Charter and Human Rights Declarations', it includes Australia’s history over East Timor - highlights (15th - 21st August 1994)
A flyer for “East Timor Week” with the program for the whole week (Monday 15th - Sunday 21st August 1994)
East Timor Coalition - Darwin - Media Release: “Torture details of boats people asylum seekers show the realities for East Timorese in Operassi SAPU RATA (‘eliminate’), the current Indonesian military offensive.” (27/10/1995) | 2 pp.
East Timor Coalition - Darwin - Media Release: “Summaries of tortures of 3 recently arrived East Timorese asylum seekers” (27/10/1995) | 4 pp.
East Timor - Media Release: “Urgent Update on East Timor State of Siege” (13/10/1995) | 2 pp.
East Timor - Media Release: “Statement on Religious Conflicts in East Timor” written by Jose Ramos-Horta (10/1995) | 3 pp.
“East Timor - my country of birth ad heart” by Cesarina Rocha (06/1996) Human Rights Solidarity AHRC Newsletter | 3 pp.
Open letter from Alarico Jorge Fernandes, Minister for Information and national Security of the Democratic Republic of East Timor to Indonesian Soldiers & Indonesian People. Broadcast on Radio Maubere on 04/03/1977.
Australians for a Free East Timor - Press Release: “Evidence Accumulates Against Indonesian Brutality East Timor” written by Rob Wesley-Smith (05/02/1994) | 3 pp.
Flyer entitled: “Welcome to East Timorese victims of Indonesian bloody aggression” with numbers and the history of the invasion in East Timor (09/1979)
“The Body Count” (02/1995) The Independent Monthly | 2 pp.
Letter to the East Timor Supporters written by Allan Nairn from New York (12/1994) | 2 pp.
United Nations Secretary General Report: “Questions of East Timor - Progress report of the Secretary-General” (16/09/1994) | 2 pp.
Letter to Darwin TV mainly from Rob Wesley-Smith (13/04/1994) Re: Ads, Amnesty, Artists for East Timor
“Will Indonesia Listen?” New York Times editorial, 19 September 1994, published on the International Herald Tribune on 20 September 1994
“Revealed: Timor cover-up” The Sydney Morning Herald (24.08.1994)
“Encontros in Southeast Asia” by Tony Haynes, Cultura, (Spring 1993) | 2 pp.
Flyer entitled: “Selamat Datang di Arfura Games” an Indonesian flyer that writes about the horrors of what had happened in East Timor (05/1993) | Indonesian
The National Council of Maubere Resistance Media Statement: “East Timor Indonesian sea patrol stepping up” (31/07/1995)
“Death Numbers - Troop Numbers in East Timor” written by Rob Wesley-Smith, Australians for a Free East Timor, Darwin (26.01.1997) | 2 pp.
“Arndits spin on Balibo Deaths” written by Rob Wesley-Smith (20.01.1997) | 3 pp.
“One story of torture in East Timor” written by Antonio Pinot Govela, one of the Timorese People (26/10/1995) | 2 pp.
“Testimony before the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization” presented by Ms. Eleanor Hoffman, Australians for a Free East Timor - New York (23.07.1996) | 5 pp.
Letter to Sr. Presidente da Comissāo dos Direitos do Homem (Mr. Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights) from Chefe das Falintil (Head of Falintil) written on March 13th, 1997 | 3 pages in Portuguese
“A Falintil commander reports - a brief overview of the military situation” written by Commander Dai Tula, East Timor: To Resist is to Win, (12/1993)
“How Reebok exploits its Indonesian workforce” written in the TAPOL Bulletin, (04/1994)
“Fretilin Peace-Plan” This is the plan that Fretilin presented to the Indonesian Government its Pland for Peace whose application would guarantee respect for the rights of the Maubere People and their freely expressed will and a possibility for other countries interested in the East Timor problem to follow the process. (written in 1983, published in 1984)
Email from Martin Broek called “Finland asks for protest letters: Arms Trade to Indonesia”, it contains: Protest letters to the Finnish Government on arms trade (08/03/1996)
“Bishop Belo’s visit to Darwin, Cassette launch” by Rob Wesley-Smith (3-7/ 12/1993) | 4 pp.
“East Timor invasion anniversary feature” A detailed feature about the history of East Timor up until 1982 | 11 pp.
“Xanana” written by Louise Crowe. She looks at the life of the man now facing criminal charges of rebellion and the possession of illegal weapons. His trial attracted international attention. (Fall 1993)
Statement by Bill Hayden, MP - Leader of the Opposition (20/01/1978)
“Rejection of Fretilin Leader’s visa” written by Bill Hayden, MP (09/01/1978)
Remembering the Santa Cruz Massacre (12/11/1991) : “Message for heroic East Timorese People" by Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate (09/11/1995)
This document contains various letters, press releases ad documents.
Document written by five East Timorese people which they presented at British Embassy. The first speech was written by Temotio Jose Fernandes whose parents were both killed by the Indonesian occupying forces in Los Palos, along with other member of his family. The second by Antonio Baptista Sequira, two members of his family were killed at the time of the Indonesian invasion of East Timor. The third was Nelson Turquel who took part in the demonstration of 12 November 1991. The fourth was Joaquim Alim who also took part in the demonstrations of 12 November 1991, but managed to escape from St. Cruz cemetery at the time of the massacre. The fifth was Egas Soares and he was one of the activists who took part in the demonstrations at the time of Pope John Paul’s visit to Dili in 1989 and also, the one of 12 November 1991. (09/1995) | 2 pp.
Burg Schlaining Declaration (05/06/1995) written by Burg Schlaining, the Embassy of Portugal | 2 pp.
Two letters from Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, member of CNRM and Commander of FALINTIL, written to supporters in the UN (07/01/1994) | 2 pp.
A pamphlet entitled: “West Papua, Colony of conquered land?” that includes subtitles such as ‘During the last Ice Age?’, ‘1848… carved up like a Christmas cake.’, ‘West Papuan flag 1961’, ‘West Papuan human rights?’, ‘Ecology + Culture = Life’. written by the Tasmanian West Papua Association | 2 pp.
A flyer entitled: “Indonesia Under Suharto, Oppression, brutality & Slaughter” which describes what doing business with Indonesia is like and how corrupt and brutal the military dictatorships of General Suharto is. On the other side of the flyer, it details East Timor’s struggle against Indonesian Colonialism Continues. The flyer was written by Australians for a Free East Timor. (06/1995) | 2 pp.
A message recently received from East Timor Resistance elements is roughly translated. It includes that at the Indonesian army day celebration on 17/04/1995 in Dili, the Indonesian army Commander told participants that if/when the UN secretary General and the International Community support the integration of East Timor into Indonesia and it list what would happen. (21/04/1995) | 2 pp., first page in Portuguese.
An article entitled, “Who’s to Blame? Australia or Indonesia” which discuss the major oil find in the Timor Gap in February 1994, Brisbane-based oil and gas company Petrox NL has been the focus of protests over Australian exploitation of the situation in East Timor.
Letter to The Editor of The NT News from Rob Wesley-Smith, President of the Australians for a Free East Timor (18/07/1995)
A flyer entitled: “Please come to the Inaugural Meeting of The Northern Territory Council for Civil Liberties at Brown’s Mart” It had taken place on Tuesday, December 10th.
“McGauran accuses government of pandering to Indonesia” (19/04/1995) Australian News
Australian-East Timor Association - Resource List, includes books, badges, car stickers, map, music cassettes, postcard, poster, t-shirt. (04/1993) | 2 pp.
Email written by CDPM with the subject line: CNRM Communique - the title: “Communique from the Maubere Resistance National Council, Fretilin Directive Communication (22/03/1993) | 2 pp.
UN Secretary of General Report: General Assembly - Forty-ninth session Item 07 of the provisional agenda, subject entitled “Question of East Timor” - progress report of the Secretary-General (09/1994) | 2 pp.
“Agreement between Cecilia Inacio (Reis) and Jose Ramos Horta (04/1993)
“Statement by Cecilia Inacio Reis” (04/1993) Re: Husband and Bank a/c
“Statement… R. Wesley-Smith” (12/11/1992) Re: At Indon. Consulate | 2 pp.
A document that lists the chapters of this book entitled: “Twice in a Lifetime - Australia’s Betrayal of East Timor.” The chapters are entitled: Introduction, A Personal Account, The First Invasion… World War II, East Timor Between the Wars, East Timor Untamed, 1975-94, Australian’s Complicity, East Timor in Australian Exile, Australian Responses… For and Against East Timor, Paths and Prospects for a Settlement. | 3 pp.
Two letters from Xanana Gusmao written to supporters in the UK (27/11/1993)
Senate Question (No.1589): “East Timor” - Senator Margetts asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 9 August 1994: with reference to changes to Australian foreign policy in East Timor since the Indonesian of 1975. | 2 pp.
Extract from the Current Senate Hansard Database: “Questions without notice - East Timor” Page: 572 (07/02/1995)
Press Release: "Joint Movement for Self-Determination Referendum for East Timor.” It was signed by Dr. George Aditjondro, Indonesian Campaign for a Referendum for Self Determination for East Timor, Jose Gusmao, East Timor National Council of Resistance, Flavia Pires, Timorese Democratic Union & Rob Wesley-Smith, Australians for a Free East Timor (25/11/1994)
Current Senate Hansard: “Questions without Notice - East Timor” page: 2973 (14/11/1994)
“Statement by Bill Hayden, MP” Leader of the Opposition (20/01/1978)
“Visit to East Timor” written by Allan Dermody of Sydney, Australia. It is a personal account of a couple who completed a two month trip through the Eastern Indonesian Archipelago culminating in a month’s visit to friends and relatives in East Timor. (10/1994) | 3 pp.
Letter to Senator the Hon Gareth Evans, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade from the Hon. Warren Snowdon, MP of the Northern Territory (23/11/1992) | 2 pp.
Letter to Jose Gusmao from Rob Wesley-Smith, AFFET (11/04/1994) | 4 pp.
“The truth about Timor” written by Sam Moresh which is a document about the history of Timor and about Moresh’s 18 year old brother, Ben, who he believes was murdered in West Timor’s capital, Kupang, last April in 1994. | 2 pp.
A flyer entitled: “East Timor - casualty in the arms race” which includes the Federal ALP East Timor policy which was adopted at the ALP Notional Conference in Canberra, it also lists the steps that the new government should adopt immediately. (10/03/1983) | 2 pp.
A pamphlet entitled: “Strengthening Legal Aid and Human Rights in Indonesia”, leading Indonesian Lawyer, Dr. Buyung Nasution, Tours Australia, it includes: ‘who is Dr Buyung Nasution?’, ‘what is LBH?’, it lists his speaking dates and how someone can help the LBH (9-20 September 1994) | 2 pp.
“Last part of letter to Jose Gusmao” written by Rob Wesley-Smith (01/04/1994)
Letter to Wesley from Jose Ramos-Horta (12/10/1978) | 2 pp.
Letter to Rob Wesley-Smith from David Kacey, British Campaign for an Independent East Timor (14/12)
“Another radio planned, Timor protest rally told call for support” (08/12/1976) N.T. News
Letter to The Ombudsman from Rob Wesley-Smith, the letter is entitled “the DAWN reference 77/1633” (23/09/1979)
Letter to Mr. A.G. James of Waters, James & O’Neill, Barristers, Solicitors & Notary from Wal Fife, Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs (26/09/1977)
Letter to the Ombudsman from Rob Wesley-Smith (07/10/1979)
Letter to Neal from Rob Wesley-Smith (21/01/1978)
Letter to Neal and David from Rob Wesley-Smith (24/12/1977)
A document that is written by AETA that includes the following resolution from this meeting be sent to Darwin for transmission to East Timor. (18/09/1977)
Letter to David Adrian Neil from Rob Wesley-Smith (07/09/1977)
Letter to the Indonesian Government from Rob Wesley-Smith & Bill Day (1977)
Letter to the Editor of The Star from Rob Wesley-Smith (19/09/1977)
Document entitled: “Arrest by Customs and Navy - 16 September 1976” written by Robert Wesley-Smith (18/11/1976) | 2 pp.
Document that has the following unauthenticated message was received on outpost radio Darwin. The message was on behalf of the people of East Timor. Transcribed by Ken White, NT News (01/10/1976)
Press Statement written by Francisco Xavier Do Amara, President of FRETILIN Central Committee in Dili (13/09/1975) | 4 pp.
“Timor: The dragon and the mouse” written by Martz Raper (no date)
“Last Communication from Roger East in Dili (Nov/Dec 1975)
“Background to Timor - Independence or Death, Ex-Consul Speaks out” written by Jim Dunn in The New Darwin prior to December 7th 1975
Memorandum to CAA Staff from Michael Crotty entitled: 'East Timor & CAA Gleanings’ (12/08/1975)
Letter to Rob Wesley-Smith from Sue Nichterlein (31/07/1978)
“Let East Timor speak” public radio transmitter-receiver for two-way contact between Australia and East Timor (10/12/1976) with a sign up sheet attached | 2 pp.
Letter to the Hon. Andrew Peacock, Minister for External Affairs from Dr. Bill Roberts, Chairman (17.02.1977)
Memo to: East Timor Support Groups written by David Scott, Member Executive Committee (18/02/1977)
‘On behalf of Timorese Community” a list of concerns written. (15/01/1977)
A letter to Rob Wesley-Smith from H.C. Morris, Moystn Park (02/12/1976)
Letter to Rob Wesley-Smith from David Scott (08/02/1977) | 2 pp.
Letter to Rob Wesley-Smith from Denis (15/02/1997) | 2 pp.
Letter to the Indonesian Consulate, to the Department of Immigration & to Telecom, c/o Post Office, Darwin written by the Committee of Timor groups in Darwin supporting the Democratic Republic of East Timor (07.12.1976)
Letter to Mr. Rob Wesley-Smith from David Scott (03/12/1976) | 2 pp.
Letter to Mr. Robert Wesley-Smith from Rev. G. Bucknall, on behalf of members of the United Church in North Australia Conference (15/10/1976)
The Northnews, Vol. 2, No.121: ‘Gun Running Case’ & 'Portuguese colony on Timor’ (18/10/1976)
Telegram to Alarico Jorge Fernandes, Minister for Information East Timor from Darwin Timor Information Centre (1976)
“It’s up to you and me to make Australia see” A song for East Timor entitled: Timorese song of Liberation. (no date)
Letter to Mr. Robert Wesley-Smith from David Scott (04/11/1976) | 2 pp.
A cartoon by Wicking’s View of a Timor protester saying “I’ve been doing this [protesting] fro 19 years!” and an employee of the Australian government with their fingers in their ears replying “me too”. (no date)
A cartoon called “Tombstone Territory” by Wicking which depicts various countries with someone who is dead, East Timor is included. Sunday Territorian (17/11/1993)
A cartoon by Wicking’s View of an Australia-Indonesia Business Conference with East Timor on the outside of it. Northern Territory News, (29/10/1993)
“CM blasts Keating’s Asian approach”, Northern Territory News (21/06/1993)
This item contains press releases, letters, newspaper articles published between 1974 to 1994.
Letter to the editor of The Sun Terra from Robert Wesley-Smith, Darwin/World, (01/05/1984)
Notes by Robert Wesley Smith on organisation of Timor rally Darwin (12/11/1993)
Handwritten letter to Robert Wesley-Smith from Bruno Kahn
Article written by Robert Wesley-Smith (spokesperson for AFFET) about the series of public demonstrations held by the Liberal Party (11/1991)
“Why Target Paul Keating? East Timor Week” A flyer published by the East Timor Action Group in Darwin. (August 15th-21st 1994)
Press release: “Darwin Supporters for a Free East Timor” written by Robert Wesley-Smith (24/12/1992) | 2 pp.
“Statement by Bill Hayden, MP” Leader of the Opposition, (20/01/1978)
Letter to the Editor of the New Idea from Robert Wesley-Smith, Darwin (28/03/1994)
“The integrity of Ramos Horta needs to be doubted” by Wendy Holland (06/06/1995) | 5 p.
Fax with the attention for the Editors from Georgie Brown and Barbara Jamen (04.06.1993)
“I killed more than 10 people” Confessions of a Spy in New Idea (26/03/1994) | 4 p.
Letter to Mr. Robert Wesley-Smith, East Timor action Committee, from Grant Tambling, Senator for the Northern Territory (11/11/1992) | 2 pp.
Extract from the Weekly Senate Hansard, Parliamentary Database, “Matter of Urgency, East Timor”, (26/11/1991) | 4 p.
“Repressive regime in East Timor” in reply to Peter Hastings’ article, (27/04/1987)
Email from Charles Soheiner about “The Keating visit to Jakarta, October 1993”
Press Release: “More Indonesian Blackmail in. Darwin, like in Manila” written by Robert Wesley-Smith, Australians for a Free East Timor, (13/06/1994)
“Don’t undersell the extent of the East Timor Tragedy” (15/02/1994)
Press Release: “What a week it is in Darwin” written by Robert Wesley-Smith, Australians for a Free East timor (27/10/1993)
Press Release: “Timor causing Wooly thinking and Secret Government Deals” written by Robert Wesley-Smith, Australians for a Free East Timor (01/11/1993)
Press Release: “Is the NT becoming a Police State” written by the Australians for a Free Eat Timor (27/06/1993)
Public Statement: “Release of Political Prisoners in East Timor” written by Peter Wesley-Smith, Professor of Law and Dean at the University of Hong Kong (08/08/1993)
Press release: “NT Govt could really help East Timor medical needs now” written by Robert Wesley-Smith, Australians for a Free East Timor (04/07/1994) | 2 p.
Speech at Darwin rally 2nd anniversary of Dili Massacre by Rob Wesley-Smith (12/11/1993) | 2 p.
Letter to President Suharto, President of Indonesia from East Timor Supporters, Darwin (06/1994) | 2 p.
Press Release: “Rally to Free Pro-Democracy Political Prisoners in Indonesia, East Timor and West Papua” written by Darwin Supporters for Democracy in Indonesia, East Timor and West Papua (1994)
“One year of the Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights” (1994) | 2 p.
Letter to the Senior Presidente da Comissão Eventuel de Assembleia da republica para accepandanento da situação en Timor Leste from Jose Xanana Gusmão (no date) | in Portuguese
Speech given by Reza Muharam an Indonesian student who was a part of the Peace Mission to East Timor (no date)
Letter to Mr. Jose Manuel Ramos Horta from Adam Malik (17/06/1974)
A pamphlet of Xanana Gusmao, “Free Xanana - Free East Timor Campaign” (1992) | 3 p.
A drawing of two men: one holding a sign that says protesting and the sentence of 12 years and the other man is a soldier with the writing killing with the sentence of 17 months. The tag line says ‘Free East Timor’. On the back of the drawing, it has Xanana Gusmao’s biography. | 2 p.
‘Free Xanana! Free East Timor! Boycott Bali!’ written by East Timor Action Group in Darwin (1992) | 2 pp.
Press Release: “Welcome to visitors from nearby” written by Jose Gusmao, Goncalo Pinto & Rob Wesley-Smith (22/06/1993)
Press Release: ‘Labor moves Timor motion in Assembly’ written by John Bailey, Deputy Opposition Leader (14/11/1991)
‘Free Xanana Free East Timor’ written by East Timor Action Committee (05/1993) | 2 pp.
Minutes of ETRA meeting on the 5th of January 1994
Press Release: “Evidence Accumulates against Indonesian brutality East Timor” written by Australians for a Free East Timor (05/02/1994) | 3 p.
Press Release: “Demonstrations” written by Rob Wesley-Smith, Australians for a Free East Timor (11/03/1993)
Letter to Senator the Hon. Gareth Evans, Minister for Foreign Affairs from Warren Snowdon, Member for the Northern Territory. (26/11/1992) | 2 pp.