|Place||Asia: East Timor, Dili|
|Measurement||Overall: 38.6 x 28.8 cm|
|Physical description||gouache, pencil on paper|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
East Timor, 1999-2013
Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Burnt machine shop, Dili
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."