Dili burns as An Australian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) drives through a Dili street on patrol, past burning buildings set ablaze by either the Indonesian military or the pro-Indonesian ...
ID numberP04315.024
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Film original negative 120 safety base
MakerDupont, Stephen
Place madeEast Timor: Dili
Date madeSeptember 1999
DescriptionDili burns as An Australian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) drives through a Dili street on patrol, past burning buildings set ablaze by either the Indonesian military or the pro-Indonesian militia. 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.