Burnt machine shop, Dili

Place Asia: East Timor, Dili
Accession Number ART91047
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 38.6 x 28.8 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description gouache, pencil on paper
Maker Amor, Rick
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1999
Conflict East Timor, 1999-2013
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Burn-out machine shop in Dili, East Timor.
Rick Amor was selected as an Official War Artist to record all aspects of the Australia's involvement in the INTERFET peacekeeping operations in East Timor (Timor-Leste). Arriving in Dili on 11 November 1999 - Remembrance Day, Amor was confronted by the destruction of war. He stated, "I was shocked by the destruction, its just everywhere. I couldn't believe how thorough [the militias and Indonesian forces] had been. It was profoundly depressing."