Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright,
|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base|
|Place made||East Timor: Dili|
|Date made||September 1999|
|Copyright holder||Dupont, Stephen|
|Copying provision||Copy provided for personal non-commercial use|
Dili burns as a displaced man (out of picture) pushes a cart with a small child on board along a street. Following the announcement of the pro-independence ballot result in September 1999, the pro-Indonesian militia launched a campaign of arson, murder and destruction. Shortly afterwards, on 20 September, the first Australian troops were deployed to East Timor as part of the International Force for East Timor (INTERFET), an Australian led international mission to bring peace and stability to East Timor under the United Nations mandate.