Dili, Portuguese Timor. A Chinese Chief Operator, Malay Assistant Operator and Qantas Station ...

Accession Number P10802.007
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made East Timor: Dili
Date made February - April 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

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.

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