Toucan Express East Timor T-shirt : Lieutenant D J Perryman, RAN
|Title||Toucan Express East Timor T-shirt : Lieutenant D J Perryman, RAN|
|Date made||c 2000|
|Physical description||Polyester; Cotton|
Faded blue polyester cotton T-shirt. Screen printed on the back in shades of green, black, red and white is a steam engine superimposed on a blue circle. The body of the locomotive is made of a Victoria Bitter (VB) beer can, and another can is carried in the tender. Around the edge is a yellow circle with black lettering 'TOUCAN EXPRESS EAST TIMOR'. The image is repeated in a smaller form on the front of the T-shirt over the left breast. Underneath it in white is 'DILI CANTEEN'.
This T-shirt was purchased by Lieutenant Duncan John Perryman, RAN, while serving in East Timor as part of the International Force East Timor (INTERFET) in 1999-2000. On 15 September 1999 the UN Security Council authorised a multi-national peace enforcement mission in East Timor, to restore peace and security and to facilitate humanitarian relief efforts.