A photograph with the description: “Mid 1975. FRETILIN students and Portuguese sympathizers express their concern about the APODETI influence on UDT. This picture was taken several months before the Indonesian invasion.” with a translation in Esperanto. The photographer was Francisco Freire.
Another photograph with the same description as above, but the photo is more zoomed in than the previous one.
A photograph entitled “Oecusse March 1975” by Helen Hill. It is a photo of the protest with a sign that reads: “Integration-never never and never the People is with Fretilin”
A photograph entitled: “Refugees from East Timor crowd the deck of the cargo vessel Macdili docked in Darwin on 15 August 1975. Courtesy National Archives of Australia”
Press statement entitled: “Revolutionary Front of Independent East Timor” published on September 16th, 1975 | 4 pages (Some pages are blurry)
A booklet published by the Campaign for Independent East Timor entitled: ‘Independence or Death!’ East Timor’s border war eye-witness reports by Roger East. | 12 pages
A document entitled: “Don’t forget Timor” with the headline, “We appeal to the Australian people. Please do something to stop this invasion.” (1975) | 2 pages.
“Messages received by Bill Roberts via Telecom Darwin” September 1975 | 2 pages.
A document entitled: “The Timor Tragedy”, the documents are a little blurry but still legible | 2 pages
“Ballad for East Timor” by Phil Boyce, which is a song written about East Timor.
A newspaper article entitled: “Indonesia Attacks” published in The Age, November 1975
A photograph entitled “Australia” with the description, “1976 Stanislau da Silva and an Australian supporter operating the clandestine radio link between Australia and Fretilin forces in East Timor” Courtesy of the da Silva family.
Two photographs. The first entitled “Moluccan hunger strike (Amsterdam, Netherlands)” with the description, “12 August 1976 Moluccans in The Netherlands on hunger strike in front of the church Westerkerk in Amsterdam to draw attention to the situation in East Timor. The activists are organized under the name Vrje Zuid-Molukse Jongeren (Free South Moluccan Youths) in Lunteren-Ede, The Netherlands. Photographer: Croes. The second is entitled “Moluccan hunger strike (Amsterdam, Netherlands)” with the description, “the activists had posted pictures of Mari Alkadiri, Nicolau Lobarto and Rosa Muki Bonaparte.
Newspaper article entitled “Four men facing firearms export charges” published in The News. September 17, 1976.
A page of six photographs taken in Australia in 1976. Two are graffiti on walls that say ‘Viva FRETILIN’ & ‘Independence for East Timor’. The other four are of various people photographed. The photos are a little blurry.
Another page of six photographs taken in Australia in 1976. The photos are all taken on the streets in some kind of protest or stand off.
Document entitled, “The Timor Story” by Helen Hill with the header, ‘Demand a public inquiry into the deaths of the six Australian Newsmen!’ 1976 | 2 pages.
A photograph taken in 1977 Darwin, Australia: Laurentino Pices & Rob Wesley-Smith, Radio Maubere. The photo is taken by Brian Manning.
A document entitled, “Offensive Fails” East Timor News, No. 3, March 24, 1977.
A document entitled, “Inside Occupied Dili” East Timor News, No. 3, March 24, 1977. | 2 pages.
A document written by William J. Armstrong, National Coordinator of the action for world development. The report gives a detailed account of the attempts made to reunite East Timorese families separated by a civil war in, and an Indonesian Government invasion of East Timor in 1975. (1977) | 2 pages.
A document entitled, “East timor: Refugees and Family Reunion.” The contents are The Current situation in East Timor, The origins of East Timorese refugees, Family Reunification (the context, first attempts at reunification, Australian/Indonesian negotiations on reunions, May 1977 - May 1978: no progress, recent developments), Sources and Footnotes. | 16 pages.
Report on talks with Timorese refugees in Portugal - The East Timorese Situation | 17 pages
A pamphlet entitled, “The 5th Annual Christmas Hills Festival” which was a benefit for the victims of war and starvation in East Timor. It includes the ‘East Timor Relief Appeal’, a description of the Festival, how to help East Timor support the festival. December 15 & 16 1979 | 3 pages
Press Release: “East Timor Relief Appeal” sponsored by Australian Catholic Relief, Australian Council of Churches Austcare, Community Aid Abroad, Freedom from Hunger Campaign, Save the Children Fund, St. Vincent De Paul Society. December 19th, 1979
A flyer entitled, “While remembering World War II, let’s not forget East Timor” (1979)
Information sheet entitled, “East Timor Relief Appeal” November 1979.
Australian Council for Overseas Aid - East Timor Sub-Committee. Report - 1979 council (Council Paper no.13) | 2 pages.
Document prepared by John Waddingham, Pat Walsh & Bill Armstrong entitled, “International Committee in East Timor” October 4th, 1979 | 8 pages. (some pages are blurry)
Document written by Jose G. entitled, “Family Reunions and Refugees” which details the situation in East Timor, Family Reunion programs, the present situation, conclusions. October 4th 1979 | 5 pages.
Newspaper articles from the Canberra Times entitled, “‘No end’ to Fretilin fight” (22/05/1979) and from The Guardian entitled, “Many starving in E. Timor” (25.05.1979)
Newspaper article from the East Timor News entitled, “American Military advisers in East Timor: Indonesian Source”, “Fretilin Ambush Convoy” and “World Vision & Timor.” May 3rd, 1979.
Newspaper article from the East Timor News entitled “‘Nicolau Lobato expressed the most profound aspirations of the Maubere people’ : Samora Machel” January 18,1979.
A campaign poster from the Netherlands. The description is as follows: “1981. Holocaust on the sly - East Timor. Poster produced and distributed by Human Rights organization “Komitee Indonesia” in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The title refers to the holocaust by the Nazi-regime during WWII, comparing it to the genocide in East Timor- that was not heard- of was deliberately ignored - by those elements in the international community that had the power to stop it.
Photograph entitled, “East Timor, South Maluku and West Papua unite Conference in The Netherlands” with the description: “24 April 1981: South Moluccans, East-Timorese and West-Papuans sign an agreement of collaboration. Location: Capelle and IJessel, The Netherlands. The people in the picture are: Lilypaly, Jacob Xavier, Referent Manusama and Ayamiseba. In the background we see the flags of South-Maluku and West-papua. Both flags are forbidden in Indonesia, and until now people still go to prison for raising these flags.
Document entitled, “Legislative research document East Timor 1980-1981” | 2 pages.
Press Release by the Australian Council for Overseas Aid published on August 28th 1982
Provisional itinerary for Roger Clark and Carmel Budiardjo (September 1982) | 5 pages
Senate Inquiry Checklist, with sections entitled, “Reference A: The Human Rights and Condition of the People of East Timor, Reference B: United Nations Resolutions and Actions with Regard to E. Timor, Reference C: Appropriate Policies to be Adopted by an Australian Government in Relation to Matters Revealed in the Committee’s Inquiry” September 1982 | 4 pages.
A flyer entitled, “Timor-Leste, Genocídio físico, cultural e religioso” June 1982 | Portuguese
A flyer for a lecture on East Timor in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The description is March/April 1983: Human Rights organization “Komitee Indonesia” organized a sequence of lectures and reflections on issues in Indonesia. Pamphlet announces a lecture about East Timor by Prof. Wértheim. | The document is in Dutch.
A photo of Jose Ramos-Horta in Stockholm at a conference.
“La paix est possible au Timor Oriental (Peace is possible in Timor-Leste)” published in Em Timor-Leste a paz é possive!, May 1983, No. 1 | French
“Le remplacement de MGR. Martinho Lopes (MGR. Martinho Lopes’ replacement)” published in Em Timor-Leste a paz é possive!, June 1983, No. 2 | French
“Timor-Oriental vu par son époque” published in Em Timor-Leste a paz é possive!, July 1983, No. 3 | French, page a little blurry
A flyer entitled, “Public Meeting in support of self determination for East Timor” Sunday July 31, Dallas Brooks Hall, 2pm.
A pamphlet entitled, “Public Meeting in support of East Timor, Self-Determination: Australia’s Crucial Role” it includes a page with the speakers at the Public Meeting, the speakers include Abilio Araujo, Brian Howe, Senator Gordon McIntosh and Senator Colin Mason. The next page includes why the UN is important and how to join the Australia-East Timor Association (AETA) | 3 pages
Media Release entitled, “Hawke Government breaches ALP Timor policy” written by AETA, May 1983
A letter to the AETA members entitled, “Fretilin Delegation in Melbourne” written by John Sinnett, Secretary, 25 July 1983.
A document prepared by AETA entitled, “East Timor Needs Help” which sections entitled, “What can you do…, If you need help, Songs for East Timor, How to join AETA. The document is for Pat Walsh. 1983. | 2 pages.
Flyer about an emergency protest entitled, “Stop New Genocide in East Timor, No Sell-out of ALP East Timor Policy” The protest will take place on August 17, in Sydney, Australia.
A flyer entitled, “TIMOR, a people betrayed - James Dunn” published by The Jacaranda Press, 1983. | 2 pages.
A flyer entitled, “Timor, Legends and poems from the Land of the Sleeping Crocodile” created by Cliff Morris. 1984.
East Timor Report (ACFOA) entitled, “Amnesty Report” published December 1984, No. 9. | 2 pages.
East Timor Report (ACFOA) entitled, “Timorese leaders urge support for talks” published September 1984, No.8. This issue includes, Mgr. Belo (head of the Catholic Church in East Timor), Labor MPs, ALP Policy, Pope John Paul II, Amnesty International (August 1984) |2 pages.
A document with three newspaper articles attached. The first: “Legality of refugee charges questioned” Canberra Times (08/03/1984). The second: “Indonesia agrees to PNG talks” The Age (31/03/1984). The third: “PNG acts on Indon. jet raid” The Melbourne Sun (30/03/1984).
AETA Newsletter published for May/June 1984. Vol. 9, No. 2. It includes: Ramos-Horta, Public Meeting Sunday July 1st, Diplomatic Mission Cancelled!, Hastings mourns Ap, Media Flashbacks, Horta addresses Press, ALP National Conference, Dunn Speaks on Timor, Canberra Rally. | 4 pages.
A publication made by the Australian Coalition for East Timor, entitled, “East Timor: The Acid Test for Labor in Government.” It includes sections entitled, “Changed Circumstances: From Opposition to Government,” “Unchanged Circumstances: Timorese still reject integration” “Australia’s crucial role,” “Towards a realistic East Timor Policy,” “The War Next Door won’t go away” published in April 1984. | 8 pages.
A photograph entitled, Japan, with the description: 1985, Feb: Mr. Ramos-Horta in Solidarity Meeting for Independent East Timor: “We denounce Conspiracy between Indonesia and Japan.” Mr Ramos-Horta is in front of the meeting.
A photograph entitled, “Jose Ramos Horta at his first visit to Japan, 1985” with the description, “JRH speaks at a public meeting in Kure city, Hiroshima. The Kure YWCA group is the first East Timor solidarity group in Japan.” He is sitting a with a women and a man with a guitar.
A flyer for the AETA Public Meeting on Sunday October 6th, with Emilia Pires and Kevin Sullivan as guest speakers. 1985.
A pamphlet about East Timor which includes, “Chronology of events in East Timor,” “East Timor,” “The Land,” “The people.” 1985. | 2 pages.
Timor Link published January 1985, No.1. It contains East Timor since the invasion, Letters from Timor, UN postpones discussion on East Timor, Portugal’s crucial role, International church concern, source material.
AETA Newsletter published for May - June/July - August 1985, Vol. 19, No. 3. It contains “An Act of Cowardice”- Horta, AETA AGM, Anniversaries, Timorese women at Nairobi forum, Our leaders, Radio messages from Fretilin, ACTU Congress supports Timor unanimously. | 4 pages.
AETA Newsletter published for Sept - Oct/ Nov - Dec 1985. It contains Canada Tour, Pacific Report, Fitzroy rock, Radio message from Fretilin, ‘our deepest gratitude…,’ Add your voice to this appeal now!, “Peace in East Timor,” Manila Default, Mochtar to visit. | 4 pages.
Flyer entitled, “Calling for European Solidarity” in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The description is: 14 June 1986: Invitation to a meeting about strategies to involve more European countries in solidarity activities for East Timor. Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Organisation of the meeting: XminY Solidarity Fund. Human Rights Organization “Komitee Indonesia” and the Dutch Pacifist Socialist Party. | The flyer is in Dutch.
A page with two photographs attached. The first entitled, “Osaka, Japan” with the description, 1986. Oct: Bishop Lopes, Ms. Mimi Fereira & Mr. Satsukki Eda at a rally in Osaka. Mr.Eda is the founder of the Diet Members’ Forum on East Timor. The second photograph is also entitled, “Osaka, Japan” with the description: 1986. Oct: Bishop Martinho da Costa Lopes speaks about East Timor and creates a great sensation among the citizens. Many solidarity groups were formed.
Leaflet entitled, “East Timor and the 1986 ALP National Conference - Putting the Timorese first.” The headline says that: “This leaflet proposes modest changes to existing Party policy which reaffirm the primacy of the East Timorese views in any actions or decisions concerned with their future.” The subtitles within the leaflet are: “ACTU”, “Amnesty International”, “1984 resolution”, “proposed 1986 resolution”, “Concern Continues: UN Secretary-General, Pacific Trade Union Forum, US Congress, Indonesian Press, Portugal,” “Why changes are needed— and why”, “Conflict continues,” “East Timor: the military situation.” The leaflet was published by ACFOA Human Rights Sub-Committee. | 6 pages
“East Timor update, November 1986” It discusses 1. United Nations, 2. Internal situation, 3. Parliamentarians refused access to East Timor, 4. European parliament takes strong stand, 5. The Churches, and 6. New Book on East Timor. This document was prepared by the Australian Council for Overseas Aid (ACFOA) | 6 pages
A flyer with the description: 25 Nov. 1987, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Reflection on Maluku, Timor and Papua by Group Purnama. ‘Three Peoples - One Enemy (an a Dutch colonial past…)’ | The flyer is written in Dutch.
A photograph entitled, “Osaka, Japan.” with the description: 1987. Oct: Mr. Rogue Rodrigues during a meeting in Osaka named ‘Let’s talk about East Timor with Mr. Rogue Rodrigues.’
A document entitled, “Paz E Justiça Para Timor-Leste (Peace and Justice for East Timor)” Separata do No. 18 - Agosto/Novembro 1987 (Reprint No. 18 - August/November 1987) Sobre: 1. Propaganda Indonésia num semanário Portugês, 2. Programa do Governo relativo a Timor-Leste (About: 1. Indonesian advertising in a Portuguese weekly, 2. Government program related to Timor-Leste) | 17 pages, the entire document is in Portuguese.
A cartoon sketch of people protesting with a sign that reads: “No arms for Suharto”, 1987.
“East Timor Report” No. 12, November 1987. It includes: “Australian agencies urge enquiry,” UN Secretary-General’s new report,” “How East Timor is administered,” “Voting with your feet: elections in Timor,” “Amnesty: human rights report,” “Armes clashes continue” and “UN Decolonization Committee meets.” | 8 pages
C.I.S.E.T. (Christian in Solidarity with East Timor) Newsletter, February-March 1987. It includes: “Fretilin chief seeks continues support of the church,” “Students in Jakarta,” “European Churches discuss East Timor,” and “East Timorese, Alan Bond and the Pope.” | 3 pages.
A document entitled, “Timorese Prisoners Fund” and how one can support this fund. It was created by AETA. “A support fund for East Timorese prisoners in Indonesian gaols has been established by solidarity groups in Australia. 1987.
A document entitled, “East Timor: a genocide ignored” created by TAPOL. It includes the history of the country. The document is a little blurry. | 2 pages.
“Independence Support Group invites Former Army Platoon Commander to Speak. What did Japanese do in East Timor during the War?” it is written by Asahi Shimbun (Osaka edition), May 10th, 1987. The document is written in Japanese with an english translation that follows. | 2 pages, one in Japanese.
A document with two photographs attached. It is entitled, “East Timor Speaking Tour in Japan 1986-2000 - Notorious for its hard schedule!” The photo above features José Gusmao and Kiyoko Furusawe. The photo the the right features José Guterres. The description is: José Gusmao, a Fretilin activist in Darwin, and José Guterres, another Fretilin activist in Lisbon, visited Japan for a speaking tour in 1988. They visited many cities and tours, spoke more than 20 times in a month. Japan’s annual ‘East Timor Speaking Tour’ started in 1986 with Mgr. Lopes and Mime Ferreira, and continued until 2000.
“Simultaneous Activities, Leiden and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.” With the description: 25 November 1988: Pamphlets for two solidarity activities taking place at the same day. In Leiden City an information and scission event about the Right for Self Determinationand Independence. The same day in Amsterdam a solidarity fundraising party with live music. East Timorese Abilio Araujo (Fretelin) and Moses da Costa Amaral (UDT) attended both events as special guests speakers. Both events were organized by the Human Rights organization “Komitee Indonesia,” The Netherlands.
AETA Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 3, December 1988. It includes: “Timor Gap Pirates divide the spoils,” “Worldwide Timor MP’s group formed,” “International Update: Portugal toughens its stand & Fretilin-UDT convergence strengthens Timorese presence at United Nations,” “Inside East Timor: Red Berets are main human rights violators,” “AETA News and Notes: Fretilin Leader in Australia & December 7th, 1988.” | 4 pages
A three page pamphlet completely in Japanese about East Timor | 3 pages. In Japanese.
A photograph entitled, “Demonstration on Human Rights Square (Trocadero, Paris, France)” with the description: 1989: When Pope John Paul II visited Dili. This was the first demonstration organized in France under the name “Agir pour Timor” (Act for Timor) to make noice about East Timor and let people know about the situation and the struggle. Trocadero is the Human Rights Square in Paris. In the background we see the Eiffel tower for its 100th birthday.
A different photograph with the same description as above.
A newspaper article entitled, “Paul wants the Pope to join his crusade” written by Beverley Taylor published in the East London Advertiser. November 1989.
Two newspaper articles, the first entitled, “Hunger strike still on” written by Beverley Taylor published in the East London Advertiser on November 3rd, 1989. The second article is entitled, “ Hunger striker Paul is backed by Kinnock” published in the East London Advertiser on November 24th 1989.
A photograph entitled, “Demonstration in Dome City Utrecht (The Netherlands)” with the description: 14 October 1989: Action Group Purnarma and other activists march in Utrecht, The Netherlands after Pope JPII’s visit to East Timor resulted in violence. Utrecht was chosen as the location for this march. JPII visited here in May 1985.
A document with two photographs attached. The first entitled, “Tokyo, Japan” with the description: 1989: Mr. Abilio Araujo together with Dr. Ana Gomes, then Portuguese Ambassador to Japan, at a symposium in Tokyo.The second entitled, “Hakata, Japan” with the description: 1989, Aug: Mr. Rogue Rodrigues speaks at the photo exhibition of Elaine Briere during a PP21 Rally in Hakata.
A document entitled, “Primeriras Jornadas de Timor da Universidade do Porto (First Days of Timor at the University of Porto).” 1989. | 2 pages in Portuguese.
A booklet entitled, “Timor-Leste: Identidade do seu povo e perspectivas para o futuro” (Timor-Leste: Identity of its people and perspectives for the future) written by A. Barbedo Magalhâes and Jorge Mendes. April 29th. 1989. | 9 pages in Portuguese.