Summary

Title: East Timor Collection.

Date range of collection: 1999 - 2001.

Scope and content note: The East Timor Collection consists of a range of printed media associated with and produced during Australia's involvement in the East Timor Peacekeeping mission as part of UNAMET, INTERFET and UNTAET between 1999 and 2001. The majority of the collection is material produced by government bodies, such as leaflets distributed to the East Timorese, information for the peacekeeping force and postcards used as a means of fundraising for the people of East Timor. A small section of the collection consists of material produced by Australian people to demonstrate their support of the peacekeeping force, such as Christmas cards. Only a few items in the collection were produced by either Indonesian or East Timorese people.

Provenance: The East Timor collection comes from a variety of sources, with the majority of the collection being donated to the Memorial from the Army History Unit.

Extent: The collection consists of approximately 300 items, housed in four folders and one Solander box.

Location: Published and Digitised Collections, Research Centre, Australian War Memorial.

Related collections:

  • East Timor Map Collection.
  • Serials collection, including: The Tiger Journal, 1999-2000, 5th/7th Battalion (Mechanized) The Royal Australian Regiment: The story of the Battalion's relocation to Darwin and deployment to East Timor; and, Kapyong Kronicle: Third Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, Australian Battalion VI, Operation Tanager/Citadel, 2002.

 

Administrative information

Access: Open.
Publication rights: Contact the Senior Curator, Published & Digitised tree Collections.
Copyright: Contact the Senior Curator, Published & Digitised Collections.
Preferred citation: East Timor Collection, Published and Digitised Collections, Australian War Memorial.

Historical background

East Timor Peacekeeping Mission

The Portuguese colony of East Timor was invaded by Indonesia in 1975. After almost a quarter-century of bloodshed in the territory, a new Indonesian government under President Habibie agreed to allow the East Timorese to vote on their future. A UN operation - the United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNAMET) - was established to organize and conduct the vote, which was held at the end of August 1999 and resulted in an overwhelming vote in favour of independence. Once the result had been announced, pro-Indonesian militias, sometimes with the support of elements of the Indonesian security forces, launched a campaign of violence, looting and arson throughout the entire territory. Many East Timorese were killed, and as many as 500,000 were displaced from their homes, about half leaving the territory, in some cases under threat of violence. 

Eventually, as the violence remained uncontrolled, Indonesia agreed to the deployment of a multinational peacekeeping force. Australia, which had contributed police to UNAMET, organized and led the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), a non-UN force operating in accordance with UN resolutions. Interfet, with the role of restoring peace and security, protecting and supporting UNAMET, and facilitating humanitarian assistance operations, began arriving on 12 September 1999. Australia contributed over 5,500 personnel and the force commander, Major General Peter Cosgrove. 

With the withdrawal of the Indonesian armed forces, police and administrative officials from East Timor, UNAMET re-established its headquarters in Dili on 28 September. On 19 October 1999, Indonesia formally recognised the result of the referendum. Shortly thereafter, the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) was established as an integrated, multi-dimensional peacekeeping operation, fully responsible for the administration of East Timor during its transition to independence. The hand-over of command of military operations from Interfet to UNTAET was completed on 28 February 2000. Australia has continued to support the UN peacekeeping operation with between 1,500 and 2,000 personnel, as well as landing craft and Blackhawk helicopters. Australia remains the largest contributor of personnel to the peacekeeping mission.

References:
www.awm.gov.au/atwar/peacekeeping

 

Series List:

Series number Title of Series and Date
1/1/1 Greeting Cards and Calendars
2/1/1 Internet Media
3/1/1 Leaflets
4/1/1 Media Briefings & Releases, Department of Defence
5/1/1 Newspapers and Magazines
6/1/1 Documents and Stationery
7/1/1 Postcards
8/1/1 Posters
9/1/1 Publications
10/1/1 Satirical Cartoons
11/1/1 Souvenirs

SERIES 1: Greeting Cards and Calendars, 1999-2002 (30 items)

Description

This collection contains greeting cards and calendars sent to Australian service personnel wishing them well.

Subseries 1 : Neil Mitchell's Radio Program (13 items)

Description: This collection contains greeting cards sent to Australian service personnel wishing them well. The cards are addressed to the 'Peace Keepers' rather than specific people. A majority of the cards have been sent through Neil Mitchell's radio program on Melbourne's 3AW radio station. The collection includes some cards that have been hand made and decorated by children. Other items include commercially published cards and calendars obtained by peacekeepers during the course of the conflict.

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Item Number Title/Description Box
1/1/1 (no title)
Christmas card addressed to 'The Peacekeeper' from the Balzary family with a picture of a bowl of pears with a partridge amongst them. [with envelope]
Folder 1
1/1/2 (no title)
Christmas card addressed to 'The Peacekeeper' from the Ward family with a picture of two birds, snowmen, Christmas stockings and presents. [with envelope]
Folder 1
1/1/3 Merry Christmas
Christmas card addressed to 'An Australian Peacekeeper' from Julie O'Connell with the shape of a star cut out of the card. [with envelope]
Folder 1
1/1/4 (no title)
Christmas card addressed to peacekeepers from Joyce with a picture of a candle and pine cones. [with envelope]
Folder 1
1/1/5 (no title)
Christmas card addressed to a Peacekeeper from Mary, Dixon and family with a picture of Santa Clause and a bag of gifts. [with envelope]
Folder 1
1/1/6 Next Year Everyone's Getting Gift Vouchers!
Christmas card addressed to peacekeepers from Kaarina, Eiro and Minna with a cartoon of Santa Clause, Rudolph and a sleigh in the snow. [with envelope]
Folder 1
1/1/7 (no title)
Christmas card addressed to the Peacekeeper from the Ward family with a picture of a teddy bear in a sleigh. [with envelope]
Folder 1
1/1/8 Christmas Greetings
Christmas card addressed to the Peacekeepers from Roma and Phillip Owen and families with a picture of bells. [with envelope]
Folder 1
1/1/9 Christmas Greetings
Christmas card addressed to a Peacekeeper from Kim and Victoria with a stylised picture of a Christmas tree. [with envelope]
Folder 1
1/1/10 (no title)
Unused Christmas card with the INTERFET symbol on the front and a Christmas message inside in both English and Tetum (5 copies)
Folder 1
1/1/11 Merry Christmas
Hand made Christmas card addressed to 'Our Australian Troops in East Timor' from Kylie
Folder 1
1/1/12 (no title)
Hand made Christmas card addressed to 'Dear Soldier' from Sean. It is date stamped 28 Nov 1999 and has simple drawings in coloured pencil.
Folder 1
1/1/13 Merry Christmas
Hand made Christmas card in the shape of a candy cane addressed to 'Our Troops in East Timor' from Chantal.
Folder 1

Subseries 2 : Yarra Valley Grammar School, 1999(14 items)

Description: This collection comprises greeting cards and a calendar containing messages of good will for Australian troops in Timor. They were presented to Major General Peter Cosgrove by Australian singer John Farnham on behalf of Yarra Valley Grammar School, the school attended by his son James.

Item Number Title/Description Box
1/2/1 Jolliffe's Outback Calendar
2000 Calendar containing hand written good will messages to the Australian troops in Timor.
Folder 3
1/2/2 Merry Xmas: Keep Up the Good Work
Hand-made Christmas card from Stefanie and Chloe, Yarra Valley Grammar School. Includes a colour Christmas Tree stuck on black paper.
Folder 3
1/2/3 We are in Yarra Valley Grammar School...
Hand-made Christmas card from Yarra Valley Grammar School, author unknown. Includes a drawing of Santa Claus on yellow paper.
Folder 3
1/2/4 Thanks: Merry Christmas
Hand-made Christmas card from Josh, Yarra Valley Grammar School. Includes a good will message on orange paper.
Folder 3
1/2/5 Troops in East Timor Merry Christmas
Hand-made Christmas card from Yohan, Yarra Valley Grammar School. Includes a good will message on green paper.
Folder 3
1/2/6 Merry Christmas
Hand-made Christmas card from Patrick and Edward, Yarra Valley Grammar School. Includes a Christmas Tree stuck on orange paper.
Folder 3
1/2/7 Troops in East Timor
Hand-made Christmas card from Nick and Matt, Yarra Valley Grammar School. Includes a Christmas Tree stuck on red paper.
Folder 3
1/2/8 Keep Up the Good Work
Hand-made Christmas card from Chris, Brendan and Paul, Yarra Valley Grammar School. Includes a hand drawn map of East Timor on white paper.
Folder 3
1/2/9 Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year
Hand-made Christmas card from James, Yarra Valley Grammar School. Includes a drawing of a face on green paper.
Folder 3
1/2/10 Good Luck and Keep Up the High Spirits
Hand-made Christmas card from Brielle and Jenelle, Yarra Valley Grammar School. Includes flowers on yellow paper.
Folder 3
1/2/11 Merry Christmas: Good Luck in the Year 2000
Hand-made Christmas card from Natalie and Kirstie, Yarra Valley Grammar School. Includes flowers on yellow paper.
Folder 3
1/2/12 Merry Christmas Soldiers
Hand-made Christmas card from Yarra Valley Grammar School, author unknown. Includes drawings of faces on white paper.
Folder 3
1/2/13 We Wish You Merry Christmas
Hand-made Christmas card from Yarra Valley Grammar School, author unknown. Crayon on white paper.
Folder 3
1/2/14 Thank You
Commercially printed card including handwritten thank you and good luck messages from Australians to Australian troops in Timor. Cover includes a print of a piano with streamers, confetti and balloons.
Folder 3

Subseries 3 : Greeting Cards - General (2 items)

Description: This collection comprises a variety of greeting cards which were obtained by, sent to, or sent from Australian troops in Timor.

Item Number Title/Description Box
1/3/1 Haksolok Natal Ho Tira Diak! Merry Christmas and Good Shooting!
Commercially printed Christmas card for 1999, including a take on messages conveyed to Timorese people relating to the work of the peacekeeping force, in this case a sign demonstrating not to shoot Santa Clause.
Folder 1
1/3/2 Don't let your Christmas be ruined by a low flying Santa!
Commercially printed Christmas card for 1999, including a photo of an old aeroplane disintergrating.
Folder 1

Subseries 4 : Calendars - General(1 item)

Description

This collection comprises calendars which were obtained by or sent to Australian troops in Timor.

Item Number Title/Description Box
1/4/1 Timor Lorosa'e 2000
Colour calendar produced by the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor.
Solander Box

SERIES 2: Internet Media, 1999-2002 (1 item)

Description: This collection contains material published on the internet relating to the East Timor peacekeeping mission.

Item Number Title/Description Box
2/1/1 East Timor - Justice Denied? July 7, 2002
Transcript of television expose interview between reporter Ross Coulthart and British film maker, Max Stahl. It relates to the failure of the UN to bring justice to those responsible for killing East Timorese people. It was printed from the internet at the websitehttp://sunday.ninemsn.com.au/sunday/cover_stories/article_1097.asp
Folder 1

SERIES 3: Leaflets (225 items)

Description: This collection consists of leaflets produced in the lead up to, and during, the East Timor peacekeeping mission. It includes material produced by the UN bodies involved in the mission as well as Australian military bodies. A small part of the collection is produced by the civilian community in support of the East Timor people.

Subseries 1 : Leaflets produced for distribution to the East Timorese( 219 leaflets)

Description: This collection consists of leaflets produced by INTERFET, the UN, or a combination of the two. The leaflets were produced for distribution to the East Timorese people. They predominantly use a combination of words and cartoons to communicate the message. The majority of the leaflets are written in Indonesian, Portugese, English or Tetum . The leaflets convey messages relating to the work of the peacekeeping force, for example the assistance or protection they provide to those that need it, and the assistance the peacekeepers would like from the local people, for example informing them of the whereabouts of weapons.

Item Number Title/Description Box
3/1/1 Capek? Lapar? Pergilah ke INTERFET dan dia akan menolong anda
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/2 Baran-Barang Terlarang
(14 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/3 Interfet akan Menyediakan keamanan...
(5 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/4 no title
Cartoon depicting people handing in weapons (6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/5 Jangan Mengamil Risiko Terhadap Kemungkinan Mendapat Suatu Tragedi
(1 copy)
Folder 1
3/1/6 Untuk Keselamatan anda jangan mencampuri atau mengancam tentara interfet
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/7 Interfet ho Timor Lorosae
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/8 Don't shoot at INTERFET helicopters or personnel
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/9 INTERFET Helicopters- Helikopter INTERFET
(8 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/10 Everyone's safety is our concern
(12 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/11 Milisia, imi la iha suporta tan ona
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/12 Hatete servisu aat ba forsa multinasional (INTERFET)
(12 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/13 Tenke Para Ona Violensia
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/14 Membrus Milisia
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/15 Laporkan Aktivitas Kejahatan
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/16 Itu Pilihan Anda
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/17 Liu Ona Ema 100.00
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/218 Milisi, Kalian Tidak Punya Lagi Dukungan
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/19 Laporkan Kegiatan Kegiatan Kriminil Kepada Interfet
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/20 Jangan Melihat Ke Belakang
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/21 Ikutilah Prosedur Prosedur Untuk Ke Kembali Ke Timor Timur
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/22 Milisi Di Timor Barat Sudah Gagal
(5 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/23 Milisia Sira Baku Malu Ho Sira Nia Maluk
(7 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/24 Atensaun Ba Milisia
(7 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/25 DANGER Ne Vous Presse Pas Autour De L'equipment D'INTERFET
( 8 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/26 Perubahan Nama Dari INTERFET Ke UNTAET
(7 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/27 UNTAET Prepara Ona Atu Fo Ajuda Timor Lorasae
( 6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/28 Jangan Ketinggalan
(6 copies)
Folder 1
3/1/29 UNAMET Information Bulletin
(1 copy)
Solander box
3/1/30 UNTAET Adala Masa Depan
(1 copy)
Folder 1

Subseries 2 : Leaflets supporting the cause of the East Timorese (2 leaflets)

Description: This collection contains leaflets advertising events in Australia in support of the East Timor peacekeeping mission.

Item Number Title/Description Box
3/2/1 East Timor Benefit
(1 copy)
Folder 1
3/2/2 Rally for East Timor
(1 copy)
Folder 1

Subseries 3 : Anti-War Leaflets(1 leaflet)

Description: This collection contains leaflets related to anti-war propaganda.

Item Number Title/Description Box
3/3/1 East Timor The killing hasn't stopped

Description

Poster for an anti-war rally held in Hyde Park in support of the UN. (1 copy)

Folder 3

Subseries 4 : Leaflets issued to troops and Defence families (3 leaflets)

Description: This collection contains leaflets issued by government bodies in order to provide information to service personnel and to Defence families.

Item Number Title/Description Box
3/4/1 UNTAET PKF - Individual guidence on the use of force

Description

Leaflet produced by the UN for UNTAET forces. (1 copy)

Folder 1
3/4/2 Letter to Family Members from the Department of Defence National Welfare Coordination Centre

Description

Leaflet providing information on welfare and family support matters for Defence personnel who have been deployed in East Timor. (1 copy)

Folder 1
3/4/3 Defence Community Organisation

Description

Leaflet produced by the Defence Community Organisation on support for Defence families. (1 copy)

Folder 1
3/4/4 Interfet: Individual Guidance on Disarmament and Apprehension

Description

Laminated card with instructions on the authorised way to disarm and/or apprehend any person in East Timor. (1 copy)

Folder 1

SERIES 4: Media Briefings and Releases, Department of Defence (Nil)

SERIES 5: Newspapers and Magazines (6 items)

Description: This collection contains newspapers and magazines produced and disseminated by government bodies and INTERFET troops.

Item Number Title/Description Box
5/1/1 The Dili Dally A newsletter produced and disseminated by Australian INTERFET troops in Timor. Includes four copies from 1999-2000: Volume 1, Issues 8, 13, 17; Volume 2, Issues 1 and 2. (5 examples) Box / Folder Folder 2
5/1/2 1JSU Journal, in East Timor A unit journal relating the activities of the 1st Joint Support Unit in East Timor as part of the INTERFET contingent. The journal was created in 2000 with contributions from members of the unit. (2 copies) Box / Folder Folder 2
5/1/3 East Timor: A photographic Record Excerpt from Army Ordnance, June 2000, illustrating photographs from the conclict. (1 copy) Box / Folder Folder 2
5/1/4 Tais Timor Newspaper produced by UNTAET. Volume 1 number 8, 29 May-11 June 2000. (1 copy) Box / Folder Folder 3
5/1/5 Timor Post Copy of multilingual newspaper, dated 12 June 2000, presenting news on the conflict. (1 copy) Box / Folder Folder 3

SERIES 6: Documents and Stationery (3 items)

Description

This collection contains stationery and non-official documents collected from East Timor.

Item Number Title/Description Box
6/1/1 (no title) Lined page with handwritten symbols in biro (1 copy) Box / Folder Folder 2
6/1/2 (no title) Lined page with handwritten numbers and some Indonesian writing in pencil. (1 copy) Folder 2
6/1/3 Envelope with AFPO postmark Used envelope bearing an Australian Field Post Office (AFPO) postmark. (1 copy) Folder 2

SERIES 7: Postcards(14 postcards)

Description: Collection of postcards, predominantly featuring photographic images of East Timorese people at work or interacting with peacekeeping soldiers, INTERFET service personnel at work and military vehicles or vessels. Most of the images were taken by service personnel. None of the postcards have been used.

Subseries 1 : Operation Stabilise East Timor 1999/2000(12 postcards)

Description: This collection contains postcards produced by INTERFET. All have the INTERFET insignia on the front of the card. Proceeds from the sale of the cards were donated to the people of East Timor.

Item Number Title/Description Box
7/1/1 no title
Photograph of the sun below a helicopter. [Photograph by Cpl M Dowling] (2 copies)
Folder 2
7/1/2 no title
Photograph taken of the sun from an airport. [Photograph by Cpl M Dowling] (2 copies)
Folder 2
7/1/3 no title
The postcard is divided into quarters, each with a photograph of an East Timorese person. [Photograph by Cpl C Kelley] (2 copies)
Folder 2
7/1/4 no title
The postcard is divided into quarters, each with a photograph of a military vehicle. [Photograph by Cpl C Kelley] (1 copy)
Folder 2
7/1/5 no title
Photograph of soldiers from the international peacekeeping force with local people at a market. [Photograph by Sgt W Guthrie] (2 copies)
Folder 2
7/1/6 INTERFET
INTERFET symbol and flags (3 copies)
Folder 2
7/1/7 no title
Religious statue. [Photograph by Cpl C Kelley] (1 copy)
Folder 2
7/1/8 no title
The postcard is divided into quarters, each with a photograph of a soldier from the international peace keeping force. [Photograph by Cpl C Kelley] (2 copies)
Folder 2
7/1/9 no title
Photograph of an East Timorese child walking in between two international soldiers. [Photograph by Cpl M Dowling] (2 copies)
Folder 2
7/1/10 no title
Photograph of a group of soldiers from the international peacekeeping force. [Photograph by Sgt W Guthrie] (2 copies)
Folder 2
7/1/11 no title
Photograph of soldiers on patrol. [Photograph by Cpl M Dowling] (2 copies)
Folder 2
7/1/12 no title
Photograph of Australian soldiers comforting local people. There is a helicopter in the background. [Photograph by WO2 A Green] (2 copies)
Folder 2

Subseries 2 : HMAS Jervis Bay Series 1(2 postcards)

Description: This collection contains postcards of photographs relating to, or including, HMAS Jervis Bay

Item Number Title/Description Box
7/2/1 HMAS Jervis Bay alongside Dili Wharf (Day One)
HMAS Jervis Bay is in the background with local people. There is an Australian soldier in the foreground. (1 copy)
Folder 2
7/2/2 HMAS Jervis Bay alongside HMAS Success - Dili
Photograph of HMAS Jervis Bay and HMAS Success (1 copy)
Folder 2

SERIES 8: Posters (5 items)

Description

This collection contains posters used in East Timor and posters produced by the Australian War Memorial. The posters used in East Timor include informative posters for the peacekeeping forces and a decorative poster used by the Indonesian military. The posters produced by the Australian War Memorial advertise a photographic exhibition relating to INTERFET.

Item Number Title/Description Box
8/1/1 Have You Had Your Doxy Today When 3RAR returned from INTERFET the airborne unit had about 160 cases of malaria. In response an education program was undertaken to raise awareness of the necessity for the troops to take anti-malaria medicine, for example doxycycline (doxy). Posters reminding troops to take their doxy was part of this campaign. The program was successful in reducing the number of malaria cases. (2 copies) Box / Folder Solander Box
8/1/2 East Timor Peacekeeping Display These posters advertise a display of photographs featuring images relating to INTERFET's work in East Timor held at the Australian War Memorial in. The posters have images of Australian service personnel and military vessels as well as the INTERFET logo. (2 copies) Solander Box
8/1/3 (no title) Poster of a 1980s pin up girl wearing purple underwear and a choker of pearls. The poster was found in Indonesian army barracks in East Timor. Written in English is 'The Best Army' and underneath in Indonesian is an army division, Kodam V. Some investigation has shown Kodam V was responsible for the area of East Java and Kodam IX was responsible for Bali, the central Indonesian islands of Nusa Tenggara, and Timor (www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR1344/MR1344.ch6.pdf). It is not known how this poster came to be in East Timor, possibly as a gift from a member of Kodam V or through a member of Kodam V transferring to East Timor. Solander Box

SERIES 9: Publications(7 items)

Description: This collection contains publications and documents produced and disseminated by government bodies and other publications and documents issued to troops. It includes information to service personnel to prepare them for deployment in East Timor and assist them on their return to Australia. They provide background information on Indonesia and East Timor, instructional information for rules of engagement and service equipment as well as psychological advice for separation from, and reunion with, family members. It also includes a copy of the Gospel of Luke in Timorese disseminated by INTERFET Chaplains.

Item Number Title/Description Box
9/1/1 Homecoming Package
Booklet produced by the Department of Defence Psychology Unit to provide advice for service personnel on coping with separation from loved ones while on active service, and re-adjusting on returning to Australia. (2 copies)
Box / Folder Folder 4
9/1/2 This is you Ballistic Helmet, US Army Natick Research & Development Laboratories, Natick Massachusetts
Booklet providing informations to soldiers on the components of the helmet and how to assemble and care for it. (1 copy)
Folder 4
9/1/3 East Timor Handbook
Book produced by the Department of Defence to provide information to Australian troops on Indonesia and East Timor on such things as the geography, history, culture and armed forces of the two countries. (2 copies)
Folder 4
9/1/4 INTERFET - Individual Guidance on the Use of Force, Warning Before Firing
Laminated cards produced by the Department of Defence outlining the rules of engagement that the Australian troops were to follow. They state the mission as well as covering aspects such as self defence, warning before firing and opening fire. (6 copies)
Folder 4
9/1/5 Return to Australia Location Guide
Questionnaire produced by the Defence Force Psychology Organisation to be completed by personnel returning from service in East Timor. The document asks questions about the general state of the person's health following their return to Australia, their exposure and reaction to aspects of their deployment such as handling dead bodies, being shot at and dealing with refugees and how well they thought they were prepared prior to, and provided for during, the deployment with regard to rationing, accommodation and protection while in East Timor. (1 copy)
Folder 4
9/1/6 Gospel of Luke/Evanjellu Saun Lukas nian
The Gospel of Luke produced in Tetun-Prasa, a local language of Timor. Requested by Bishop Bello in January 2000 for the local people of East Timor, it had been distributed by INTERFET Chaplains. (1 copy)
Folder 4
9/1/7 Tetum at your Command
Published by the Australian Defence Force School of Languages. (1 copy)
Folder 4
9/1/8 Indonesian at your Command
Published by the Australian Defence Force School of Languages. (1 copy)
Folder 4
9/1/9 Deployment Guide
Produced by 1 Pyschology Unit. (1 copy)
Folder 4
9/1/10 Information Package for the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor
Produced by the Office of Communication and Public Information (OCPI). (1 copy)
Folder 4
9/1/11 National Welfare Coordination Centre: Family Information Booklet East Timor Deployment
Produced by the National Welfare Coordination Centre (NWCC), Feb 2000. (1 copy)
Folder 4

SERIES 10: Satirical Cartoons(Nil)

SERIES 11: Souvenirs(19 items)

Description: This collection contains souvenirs related to the East Timor peacekeeping mission.

Subseries 1 : ANZAC Day Programs (5 programs)

Description: This collection contains programs from ANZAC Day celebrations held in East Timor

Item Number Title/Description Box
11/1/1 ANZAC Day East Timor: Cathedral Service Dili 25 April 2000
Colour printed ANZAC Day program with a picture of the United Nation's symbol and the Australian and New Zealand flags. The program includes an introduction on the tradition of ANZAC Day, hymns, prayers, the Ode and Last Post and Reveille. Each element of the program is printed in both English and another language. (4 copies)
Folder 2
11/1/2 ANZAC Day: East Timor 2001
Black and white printed ANZAC Day program for a celebration held by 1st and 4th Battalion Groups in East Timor. The program includes an excerpt from The Story of ANZAC by CEW Bean, prayers, bible readings the Ode and national anthems of Australia and New Zealand. The program is printed entirely in English. There are photographs and images of artworks throughout. (1 copy)
Folder 2

Subseries 2 : Ceremonial Parades (1 program)

Description: This collection contains programs from ceremonial parades Australian service personnel were involved in in East Timor.

Item Number Title/Description Box
11/2/1 Handover Parade
Program for the ceremony to mark the transition from INTERFET Dili Command to UNTAET Headquarters Sector Central held on 14 February 2000. The program outlines the proceedings for the ceremony as well as stating the misisons of INTERFET and UNTAET PKF. It is signed by MA Caughey, RSM Interfet. (1 copy)
Folder 2

Subseries 3 : Messages (5 items)

Description: Messages from Australian groups or individuals to Australian peacekeepers offering support and well wishes.

Item Number Title/Description Box
11/3/1 Merry Christmas & Happy New Millennium From Wanniassa IGA Supermarket Staff & Suppliers
Computer print out with a picture of Santa Clause's head and some holly. It is signed by the staff and suppliers from Wanniassa (Canberra) IGA Supermarket. (1 copy)
Folder 2
11/3/2 Defence National Storage & Distribution Centre: We are proud to support our Defence Forces overseas. Best wishes for a safe return
Business size card from the Defence National Storage and Distribution Centre. (1 copy)
Folder 2
11/3/3 To Our Aussie Heroes
Hand-written letter to Australian troops in East Timor from a student at Kingsgrove Primary School, Victoria, set in a scroll on blue paper. (1 copy)
Folder 2
11/3/4 To Our Aussie Heroes
Typed letter to Australian troops in East Timor from a student at Kingsgrove Primary School. (1 copy)
Folder 2
11/3/5 To Our Aussie Heroes
Hand-written letter to Australian troops in East Timor from a student at Kingsgrove Primary School, on purple paper. (1 copy)
Folder 2

Subseries 4 : Signs (2 signs)

Description: Signs to provide information to Australian peacekeepers.

Item Number Title/Description Box
11/4/1 Army History Unit
Black and white computer printed sign with the following words printed, 'Army History Unit, Field Section: Protecting Army Heritage; Promoting Army History'. (1 copy)
Folder 2
11/4/2 Minimum Dress Standards
Sign notifiying service personnel of the minimum dress standards for entry to the mess and items of footwear and clothing that will not be accepted. (1 copy)
Folder 2

Subseries 5 : Stickers and Tags (4 items)

Description: Includes stickers distributed to the East Timorese people prior to the vote for independence and tags used in the course of INTERFET operations.

Item Number Title/Description Box
11/5/1 Mai Serbisu Hamutuk Ho Harmonia. Viva Timor Lorosae.
Stickers with a cartoon image of a person addressing a crowd with another person in uniform standing to the side. (3 copies)
Folder 2
11/5/2 'Persons Detained' Tag.
Black and white tag used for persons detained. Includes fields to be completed, including particulars of detainees and the circumstances of their detention. (1 copy)
Folder 2

Subseries 6 : Personal Items(2 items)

Description

This collection contains items relating to people who were involved in some capacity in the East Timor vote for independence and subsequent peacekeeping mission.

Item Number Title/Description Box
11/6/1 Identity card
Identity card of Mateus Carvalho with the information typed in Indonesian and a finger print stamped on the card. One corner of the card has been cut out. (1 copy)
Folder 2
11/6/2 Clipboard folder
Green clipboard folder with 'F1808246 Lt E. Rogers' hand written on the cover. The folder contains a notebook, a list of contact numbers, some business cards, a boarding pass and a pair of plastic gloves.
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