|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||East Timor: Dili|
|Date made||February - April 1941|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Dili, Portuguese Timor. A Chinese Chief Operator, Malay Assistant Operator and Qantas Station ...
Dili, Portuguese Timor. A Chinese Chief Operator, Malay Assistant Operator and Qantas Station Superintendent D.D. Laurie, with newly installed radio equipment providing a civil aeradio channel between Dili and Darwin. In 1940 Dili became a fortnightly stop for Qantas flying boats travelling between Darwin and Singapore. Laurie was stationed in Dili between February and April 1941 and played a vital role in gathering intelligence on Japanese activities in Timor.