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Includes records of formal Australian government statements on the massacre and records re NGO meetings with Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans. Also includes transcripts of Australian parliamentary debates and the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (March 1992).
The file contains documents related to grant funding applications made by the East Timor Human Rights Committee in support of the Timorese struggle for independence. It consists of press clippings, correspondence, budgets, and other supporting material used to prove the need for funds.
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
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 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.
These photographs were taken at a demonstration in support of East Timor held in Ottawa on the 20th anniversary of the invasion, 7 December 1995. Demonstration organized by East Timor Alert Network/Ottawa. Key figures in images: Bella Galhos, Kerry Pither.
Multiple Canadian Universities were sending monetary aid to Indonesia for various projects in the country. A newspaper article was published by the Varsity of the University of Toronto expressing their distaste with the aid being sent to Indonesia.