Biography

Birth date: 24 February 1960
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Conflict: East Timor, 1999-2013

Wendy Sharpe was born in Sydney in 1960. After studying at the Seaforth Technical College, Sydney, between 1978 and 1979, she attended the City Art Institute, Sydney where she earned a Graduate Diploma of Professional Art in 1984. In 1995 Sharpe completed a Master s degree at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.

The artist has won several art awards and participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. After winning the Sulman Prize in 1996, she travelled to Paris to undertake residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts. In 1990 Sharpe completed a significant commission to create eight large murals for the Cook and Philip Aquatic Centre, Sydney. In 1996 she won the Archibald Prize for 'Self-portrait as Diana of Erskineville'.

In 1999 the Memorial appointed Sharpe to observe and document the Australian peacekeepers in East Timor. She was the first woman to be officially appointed since the Second World War, following the tradition established by Nora Heysen, Stella Bowen and Sybil Craig.

Sharpe commenced duty in Darwin, where she attended briefing sessions and recorded the everyday activities of life in the barracks. On 12 December she departed for East Timor on HMAS 'Jervis Bay'. Attached to the Army History Unit, she was assigned a military escort and wore a non-combatant uniform with the insignia "Australian Official Artist". Sharpe spent three weeks sketching the local people and Australian peacekeepers, before returning to Syndey to complete major works based on her observations.

The works of art completed during her official appointment present a positive view of the challenge of rebuilding a nation. 'Lecture theatre, Rowell Centre, Darwin' is a charcoal drawing, enlivened by dabs of gouache indicating the camouflage of the uniforms. 'Kenyan, Australian and German soldiers at an 8 am briefing, Interfet Headquarters, Dili' portrays the multinational character of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force. 'Children given school materials' and 'Soldiers with refugees, Dili' show the compassionate side of soldiering in a country torn apart by conflict.

Sharpe's empathy for the East Timorese people and her love of figures and faces is evident in her work. 'Washing clothes: Dalila and Maria' depicts two local women performing everyday tasks. 'Midnight at Suai Cathedral' captures the drama and terror of the local community reliving its horrific experience; the green faces and orange and red sky create a sense of apprehension. In marked contrast, 'Christmas 'Tour of Duty' concert, Dili' is exuberant, high-spirited and filled with sensual forms celebrating human survival.

Rolls and Awards

Collection Items

Art

Female soldiers playing cards, Darwin

A small group five unidentified women service personnel dressed in civilian clothes sit on the ground and play a game of cards. The dark haired figure on the left of the composition wears a purple cap and a blue t-shirt and black shorts. The figure in the centre front wearing a green t-shirt has...

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Female soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Four unidentified female Australian soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. 'What immediately struck me was how young most of the women were. I don't think I came across anyone older than 25. They were young but they were so kind and competent. And so fearless. They were also...

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Female soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Three female soldiers seated on the floor playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999.

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East Timorese children, Suai

Depicts a group of East Timorese children in Suai, East Timor. 'There would be so many children around me I would end up painting them... They are so friendly and so warm. When you arrive in Suai you are smiled at and waved at... It's unbelievable that all those terrible things have happened to...

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Night on HMAS 'Jervis Bay' (Wendy under a tent); verso: Crossed-out portrait of Alicia Carr seated at a desk, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Three Australian soldiers sleeping on deck HMAS 'Jervis Bay'. Sharpe depicts herself on her hands and knees under a tent looking for a suitable place to sleep. 'I'm not adventurous ... I felt like a bohemian flower that's been thrown into a war zone.' Wendy Sharpe, `Australian Women's Weekly',...

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Australian soldiers playing cards, Darwin

Three Australian soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. 'Robertson Barracks is a large army base near Darwin. It is quite spread out and very comfortable, though hot and humid. At the time I was there enormous numbers of soldiers were being moved back and forth to East Timor.' Wendy...

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Mess tent at night, Dili

Two soldiers in the mess tent at night, Dili, East Timor.

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Mess tent at night, Dili

Three soldiers seated in the mess hall at night in Dili, East Timor.

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Mess tent at night, Dili

Two Australian soldiers seated at a table in the mess tent at night in Dili, East Timor.

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Corporal Alicia Carr, Darwin

Nude portrait of Corporal Alicia Carr wearing a hat. 'I met Alicia in the mess at Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The first time I saw her she was pretending to hit a large male soldier and laughing vivaciously. She later told me that her boyfriend (also in the army) was in East Timor. He'd asked for a...

ART91132

Corporal Alicia Carr, Darwin

Corporal Alicia Carr: nude reclining female figure wearing hat, watch and boots.

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"Shangrila", Suai (Captain Ben Farinazzo, Wendy Sharpe and Private Cameron Simpson)

"Shangrila", Suai (Captain Ben Farinazzo, Wendy Sharpe and Private Cameron Simpson).

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Dili hospital

Dili Hospital.

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Children at Suai

Children at Suai.

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Christmas Eve in Suai

Christmas Eve concert and performance witnessed by Sharpe at Suai Cathedral where the East Timorese people re-enacted the massacre that had taken place in the cathedral. Wendy Sharpe was appointed official artist in December 1999, travelling to Darwin, where she attended briefing sessions with...

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Christmas Eve in Suai

Christmas Eve at Suai Cathedral where the East Timorese people re-enacted the massacre that had taken place in the cathedral.

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Christmas Eve in Suai, East Timorese at concert

Christmas Eve at Suai Cathedral where the East Timorese people re-enacted the massacre that had taken place in the cathedral.

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Self-portrait, Darwin

Self-portrait of the artist wearing a black bra seated at a table drawing in the Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The Australians were based at Darwin for briefing prior to moving to East Timor as part of INTERFET peacekeeping activities.

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Girls in Suai

East timorese children.

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Soldiers eating in the mess, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldiers eating in the mess, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. 'I want to try and show what it's like being over there, where they sleep, what they do, what they eat, what they do in their spare time ... We've seen a lot of film footage but there's something unique about drawing and painting...

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In the mess, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Four Australian soldiers seated at a table in the mess, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999.

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Corporal Sumner and Corporal Ed Wildemust, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Image depicts Corporal Sumner and Corporal Ed Wildemust relaxing in the Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin.

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Figures sleeping, Christmas Eve, Suai Cathedral

Figures sleeping outside Suai Cathedral, East Timor on Christmas Eve in Suai, East Timor.

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Army girls, Tour of Duty Concert, Dili

Army girls dancing during the Tour of Duty Concert, Dili, East Timor.

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Army girls, Tour of Duty Concert, Dili

Army girls performing on stage, Tour of Duty Concert, Dili.

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John Farnham, Tour of Duty Concert, Dili

A group of people, including singer Johnny Farnham, seen from behind, performing on stage in the Tour of Duty Concert, Dili, East Timor.

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Kylie Minogue and Company, Tour of Duty Concert, Dili

Kylie Minogue and partners performing in the Tour of Duty concert, Dili, East Timor.

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Kylie's dancing girls backstage, Tour of Duty Concert, Dili

Kylie Minogue and her dancing girls backstage during the Tour of Duty concert, Dili, East Timor.

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Kylie Minogue in the rain, Tour of Duty Concert, Dili; verso: Figure study

Kylie Minogue standing in the rain surrounded by a group of people, Tour of Duty Concert, Dili, East Timor. Verso: Figure study crossed through.

ART91151

Suai Cathedral

Figures standing in front of Suai Cathedral, Suai, East Timor, Christmas Eve 1999.

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Suai Cathedral

Standing and seated figures outside Suai Cathedral, Suai, East Timor on Christmas Eve 1999 when the re-enactment of the recent massacre took place.

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Kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldiers wearing chefs' hats preparing food in the mess kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. 'I drew from morning to night, even at breakfast ... I was able to draw people doing important, but often unrecognised work behind the scenes in offices and kitchens.' Wendy Sharpe, 29 May 2000.

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Kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Depicts a chef at Robertson Barracks, Darwin, in the kitchen, preparing food at a stove. The Australian soldiers were based at Robertson Barracks in Darwin being briefed before moving to East Timor. Wendy Sharpe was appointed official artist in December 1999, travelling to Darwin, where she...

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East Timorese artist, Dili

East Timorese artist working in the street, Dili, East Timor.

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Female soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Four female Australian soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being trained and de-briefed before moving to East Timor to join the Internet Peacekeeping Forces.

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Boys playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Two soldiers seated on upright chairs play cards wearing their camouflage pants. The soldier in the lower left wears no shirt and the other soldier wears a black tank top. In right hand corner of the composition in the background, we see the bent knees and shorts of a human figure laying down with...

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Australian soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Two Australian soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldier on the left is not wearing a shirt; the one on the right is wearing a black singlet. The soldiers were in Darwin being trained and de-briefed in preparation for moving to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping...

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Soldiers at a briefing, Darwin

Three soldiers wearing camouflage uniform are seated along a red wall.

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Soldier with refugees, Dili, East Timor

An Australian soldier with a group of East Timorese refugees, in Dili, East Timor. 'I was moved to see the kindness of the Australian soldiers and the care they took to calm the fears of the refugees as much as possible.' Wendy Sharpe, 29 May 2000.

ART91161

Soldier handing out school materials to children, near Suai

Depicts an Australian soldier handing out school materials to children near Suai, East Timor. Sharpe was fascinated by the children and drew them frequently. Wendy Sharpe was appointed official artist in December 1999, travelling to Darwin, where she attended briefing sessions with Australian...

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On patrol, near Suai (Wendy Sharpe, Private Cameron Simpson and unidentified soldier)

Depicts the artist Wendy Sharpe, Private Cameron Simpson and an unidentified soldier 'on patrol' near Suai, East Timor. `Virtually all my work is narrative, though not always as obviously as the work from East Timor. I often paint something I've experienced directly or that I've imagined, depicting...

ART91163

East Timorese children

A group of East Timorese children, Dili, East Timor. Sharpe was fascinated by the children and drew them frequently. Wendy Sharpe was appointed official artist in December 1999, travelling to Darwin, where she attended briefing sessions with Australian INTERFET personnel. In East Timor she was...

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Soldiers playing cards on board HMAS 'Jervis Bay' en route to Dili, East Timor

Three Australian soldiers seated at a table playing cards on board HMAS 'Jervis Bay' en route to Dili, East Timor.

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Three men with lighted sticks, Christmas Eve, Suai

Three East Timorese men taking part in the re-enactment of the Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor. Each is carrying a fluorescent lighted stick.

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Suai Cathedral, Christmas Eve

Three East Timorese figures outside Suai Cathedral, Suai, East Timor. The re-enactment of the Suai Cathedral massacre took place there on Christmas Eve 1999.

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Suai children

East Timorese children, Suai.

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Refugees returning to Dili

Depicts a large group of refugees, carrying their luggage and possessions, are returning to Dili, accompanied by Australian peacekeepers. Wendy Sharpe was appointed official artist in December 1999, travelling to Darwin, where she attended briefing sessions with Australian INTERFET personnel. In...

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Conversation, Dili Hospital

A woman and a man having a conversation in the Dili Hospital, Dili, East Timor. Figure of a man seen in the background.

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Christmas Eve concert, Suai

East Timorese and Australian soldiers watching the Christmas Eve concert, Suai, East Timor.

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Children at night, Suai

East Timorese children at night in Suai, East Timor.

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Christmas Day, Suai

Group of East Timorese women and children on Christmas Day, Suai, East Timor.

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Christmas dinner, Suai

Three female Australian soldiers eating Christmas dinner in Suai, East Timor. 'Although many soldiers spent Christmas away from their families, they still managed to enjoy themselves, showering East Timorese children with lollies and gifts. One soldier told Sharpe: "I don't want my parents to know...

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Midnight at Suai Cathedral

On Christmas Eve Wendy Sharpe went to a mass at Suai Cathedral. The cathedral had been the site of a massacre a few months before, the local people had gathered there thinking that it would be a safe haven as it was a holy place and instead they were massacred. At the mass the survivors...

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Heliport, Dili: watching the video 'Ice runner'

Australian soldiers relaxing at the heliport, Dili, East Timor.

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Corporal Phyllis Huggins, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Corporal Phyllis Huggins in the office at Robertson Barracks in Darwin.

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Title page: Wendy Sharpe Darwin: Sketchbook No. 1

Title page of Wendy Sharpe's first sketchbook produced in Darwin en route to East Timor with the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Waiting to get into Officers Recreation mess at 5pm for dinner

A group of Australian soldiers waiting to get into OR mess for dinner, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. 'OR' refers to 'other ranks', not officers. The soldiers were in Darwin for de-briefing and training en route to East Timor as part of the Internet Peacekeeping Force in December 1999. Page from...

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Group of soldiers in a room

A group of male and female soldiers in uniform seated and standing in a room. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before going to East Timor with the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Group of soldiers, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Group of soldiers in Robertson Barracks, Darwin, receiving de-briefing and training before going on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Irish and Bangladeshi soldiers, Darwin

Irish and Bangladeshi soldiers with two other figures, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, receiving training before moving on to East Timor with the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Italian soldiers, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Three Italian soldiers at Robertson Barracks, Darwin, receiving de-briefing and training before moving on to East Timor with the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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She is Lillian of PR

Three soldiers seated at a table in the mess hall being served by a girl called Lillian, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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New Zealand soldiers at a bar, Darwin

Three New Zealand soldiers standing at a bar in Darwin. The soldiers were being de-briefed and trained in Darwin before moving on to East Timor with the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Male figures and heads

Studies of two male figures and two heads, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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American and Bangladeshi soldiers talking

Seated American and Bangladeshi soldiers talking, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin to be de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Soldiers in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian male and female soldiers in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers wer in Darwin receiving de-briefing and training before moving on to East Timor with the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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A soldier at a bar in Darwin

An Australian soldier standing at a bar in Darwin, with a man serving on the other side. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Group of soldiers in the mess halll, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Group of soldiers in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Seated soldiers with duty-free bag , RAAF base, Darwin

Seated soldiers with duty-free bag, RAAF base, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Two standing soldiers, Darwin

Two standing soldiers, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Two soldiers near a jeep, Darwin

Two soldiers standing near a jeep, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Three Australian air force men at RAAF base, Darwin

Three Australian air force men at the RAAF base in Darwin. The men were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Come on darling

The wife of one of the soldiers is on the telephone to her husband in Darwin. Their daughter is standing beside her mother. The mother relays to her daughter that her father is not coming home because his plane has broken down.

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Soldiers relaxing in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldiers relaxing in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Three air force men relaxing in the sun at the RAAF base, Darwin

Three Australian airforce men wearing sunglasses, relaxing in the sun at the RAAF base, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Study for 'Three air force men relaxing in the sun, RAAF base, Darwin'

Study for 'Three air force men relaxing in the sun, RAAF base, Darwin'. Three figures, one wearing sunglasses. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Soldier reading, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Soldier wearing glasses, reading, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Portrait of US marine Thompson, RAAF base Darwin

Portrait of United States Marine Thompson at the RAAF base, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Irish and Bangladeshi soldiers, Darwin

An Irish and a Bangladeshi soldier, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Female soldier talking on the telephone

Female soldier talking on the telephone. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Corporal Phyllis Huggins talking on the telephone

Corporal Phyllis Huggins seated at her desk talking on the telephone, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were stationed in Darwin for de-briefing and training prior to moving to East Timor with the Peacekeeping Forces.

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Female and male soldiers talking

A female and a male soldier talking together in an office, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Female soldier talking on the telephone

Female soldier talking on the telephone. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Female soldier seated at a desk, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Female soldier seated at a desk, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Male and female soldiers talking, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Male and female soldier talking, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Alicia Carr, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Portrait of Alicia Carr seated at a desk, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. Male and female soldier talking, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook...

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Group of soldiers, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Group of soldiers talking, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Three male soldiers seated on the floor talking, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks

Three male soldiers seated on the floor talking, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Warrant Officer McCrystal and another soldier talking, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Warrant Officer McCrystal and another solder talking, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Lecture theatre, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Lecture theatre, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Reclining figure of an Australian soldier, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Reclining figure of an Australian soldier, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1. 'I attended some of the briefings with the soldiers...

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Soldier resting, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldier resting, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Seated female soldier writing, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Seated female soldier writing, Robertson barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Seated female soldier at a desk writing, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Seated female soldier at a desk writing, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Alicia Carr, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Alicia Carr, seated at a desk, right arm over her head, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Redhead, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Redheaded female soldeir and another female soldier looking at a form, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Male soldier writing, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Male soldier writing at a desk, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Rowell Centre: to women and forms

Two female soldiers in left profile, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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'Being processed,' Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Soldiers 'being processed', Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Two seated soldiers, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Two seated soldiers, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Two seated soldiers talking in the office of the Deployed Forces Support Unit (DFSU), Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Two seated soldiers talking, one at a desk, in the office of the Deployed Forces Support Unit, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Tony Martens and Cameron Simpson, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Tony Martens and Cameron Simpson talking, seated in an office, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Soldiers posing for me, organised by a sergeant and a journalist, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Five soldiers posing for the artist, organised by a sergeant and a journalist, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Alicia Carr working at the Deployed Forces Support Unit (DFSU), Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Alicia Carr working at a desk in the Deployed Forces Support Unit (DFSU), Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Tony Martens and Cameron Simpson seen from behind working at a computer, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Tony Martens and Cameron Simpson seen from behind, working at a computer, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Corporal Ed Wildemont, seen from behind, working at computer, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Corporal Ed Wildemont seen from behind in left profile, working at a computer, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Dinner in the OR (other ranks) mess, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Two soldiers eating dinner in the OR (other rank) mess, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Group of soldiers eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Group of soldiers eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Italian Army: pleased that I drew them in a Michelangelo t-shirt

A soldier from the Italian Army seated in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin; two pencil sketches of heads at right. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Posing for NT photographers

A seated woman posing for NT photographers.

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Mano Cavehl, Camilla Lawton and Lee Cox seated at a table, Norcom, Larrakeyah, NT

Three Australian soldiers Mano Cavehl, Camilla Lawton and Lee Cox seated at a table at Narcom, Larrakeyah, NT. A hat is placed on the table. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from...

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Major Paul Ware seated at a table, Norcom, Larrakeyah, NT

Portrait of Major Paul Ware seated at a table, Norcom, Larrakeyah, Northern Territory. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Two soldiers seated at desks, seen from behind, Norcom, Larrakeyah, NT

Two Australian soldiers seated at desks, seen from behind at Norcom (Northern Command), Larrakeyah, Northern Territory. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Female soldier seated at desk, seen from behind, Norcom, Larrakeyah, NT

Female Australian soldier seated at a desk, seated from behind, Norcom (Northern Command), Larrakeyah, Northern Territory. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Two studies of soldiers' heads

Two pencil studies of soldiers' heads. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Captain Gary Frost seen in right profile

Portrait of Captain Gary Frost in Darwin. The Australian soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Lilian Paris, Public Relations Officer, seated at a desk, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Portrait of Lillian Paris, Public Relations Officer, seated at a desk, Robertson Barracks, Darwin.

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Soldiers hanging clothes dipped in mosquito repellant, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldiers dressed in underwear hanging clothes that have been dipped in mosquito repellant on a clothes line, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The Australian soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force,...

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Dipping in mosquito stuff, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldiers dressed in underwear dipping their uniforms in mosquito repellant, Robertson Barracks, Darwin.

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Soldiers relaxing, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

A group of Australian soldiers lying down relaxing in the sun; two seated soldiers at right distance, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The Australian soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from...

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Three soldiers relaxing, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Three Australian soldiers relaxing, one drinking from a bottle, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The Australian soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Soldier resting, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldier resting, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The Australian soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Three Australian soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Two female soldiers and one male soldier seated on the floor playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The Australian soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Three soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Two female soldiers and one male soldier seated on the floor playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The Australian soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Four female soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Four Australian female soldiers seated on the floor playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The Australian soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no.1.

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Three soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Three Australian soldiers seated on the floor playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The Australian soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Three seated soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Three Australian soldiers seated on the floor playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Three soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Three seated Australian soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. Three Australian soldiers seated on the floor playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force,...

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Three soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Three Australian soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Two soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Two Australian soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Three soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Three Australian soldiers playing cards, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. A fourth soldier is seen centre background. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Reclining nude: Corporal Alicia Carr

Reclining nude figure of Corporal Alicia Carr, Robertson Baracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Corporal Alicia Carr: reclining nude with hat and boots

Reclining nude figure of Corporal Alicia Carr wearing hat and boots. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Soldiers in lecture theatre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Soldiers, seen from behind, seated in a lecture theatre, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Soldier taking notes, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Seated Australian soldier taking notes, Robertson Barracks, Darwin; a second sketchy figure seen at right. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Soldiers working in the kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Soldiers making pastry, kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldiers making pastry in the kitchen at Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Soldiers making pastry, kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldiers making pastry in the kitchen at Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.on Barracks, Darwin.

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Chef preparing food in kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Chef preparing food in the kitchen at Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Chef preparing food in kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Chef preparing food in the kitchen at Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Chef preparing food, kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian chef preparing food in the kitchen at Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Chef washing dishes, kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Chef washing dishes in the kitchen, Robertson Baracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Chef preparing food, kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Chef preparing food in the kitchen at Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Chef preparing food, kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Chef preparing food in the kitchen at Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Chef preparing food, kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Chef preparing food in the kitchen at Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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Chef carrying large bowl, kitchen, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Chef carrying large bowl in the kitchen at Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 1.

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In country; verso: paper collage

Three small children in colourful clothes, Darwin. Verso: six pieces of paper collaged on page. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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The worst chocolate in the known world

Scrap of green chocolate wrapping paper with 'Australian Defence Force chocolate ration/ 50g' printed in white. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Julie who cleans my room talking to me about Army wives

The cleaning woman Julie talking to Wendy Sharpe, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. Julie's husband is in the RAAF and she has four children. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large...

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Diana Clarke at Rorkes Drift Pub, Darwin

Diana Clarke at Rorkes Drift Pub, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Briefing, lecture theatre, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldiers, seen from behind, being briefed in the lecture theatre at Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no....

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Briefing, lecture theatre, Rowell Centre, Roberston Barracks, Darwin

A female and a male soldier, seen from behind, being briefed in the lecture theatre, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large...

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Don't eat every little bit of food

Briefing in lecture theatre, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Briefing, lecture theatre, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldiers being briefed in the lecture theatre, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Seated soldier, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Seated Australian soldier, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Soldiers serving themselves food in the mess, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldiers serving themselves food in the mess at Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Soldiers serving themselves food in the mess, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldiers serving themsleves food in the mess, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Soldiers serving themselves food, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldiers serving themselves food, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Soldier serving himself food in the mess, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldier serving himself food in the mess, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Studies of soldiers, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Studies of soldiers, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Customs

Customs Office, Darwin. The soldiers were being briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Customs Office: studies of soldiers' heads

Four studies of soldiers' heads, Customs Office, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Three female soldiers being briefed in lecture theatre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Three female soldiers, seen from behind, being briefed in the lecture theatre, Rowell Centre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Australian soldiers being briefed in the lecture theatre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The...

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Customs Office, Darwin

Australian soldiers in the Customs House, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Warrant Officer McCrystal seated in left profile, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Warrant Officer McCrystal seated in left profile, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were in Darwin being de-briefed and trained before moving on to East Australian soldiers being briefed in the lecture theatre, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were being debriefed and trained before...

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Three seated soldiers, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Depicts three seated Australian soldiers, Robertson Barracks, Darwin. The soldiers were being debriefed and trained before moving on to East Timor as part of the Interfet Peacekeeping Force, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 2. Wendy Sharpe was appointed official artist in December...

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Soldiers on the deck of HMAS Jervis Bay

Australian soldiers on the deck of HMAS Jervis Bay, en route to Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Soldiers on the deck of HMAS Jervis Bay en route to Dili, East Timor

Australian soldiers on the deck of HMAS Jervis Bay en route to Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Studies of figures on board HMAS Jervis Bay en route to Dili, East Timor

Studies of figures on board HMAS Jervis Bay en route to Dili, East Timor. `I probably did about 500 sketches in a week...I never stopped. It was odd, really. When I sketch in Australia, I always try to hide what I am doing because it makes people uncomfortable. In East Timor, everyone wanted to...

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Soldiers sleeping on camp beds on the deck of HMAS Jervis Bay en route to Dili, East Timor

Australian soldiers sleeping on camp beds on the deck of HMAS Jervis Bay en route to Dili, East Timor. This is a page from the large sketchbook no. 2. Sharpe produced 4 sketchbooks of drawings while in Darwin and east Timor.

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Seated soldiers on board HMAS Jervis Bay en route to Dili, East Timor

Group of seated Australian soldiers on board HMAS Jervis Bay en route to Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Three soldiers playing cards on board HMAS Jervis Bay en route to Dili, East Timor

Three Australian soldiers seated at a table playing cards on board HMAS Jervis Bay, en route to Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Soldiers queuing for breakfast, HMAS Jervis Bay

Four Kenyans and an Australian soldier queuing for breakfast on HMAS Jervis Bay en route to Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Studies of soldiers, one seated with arms on table, HMAS Jervis Bay, Dili Harbour, East Timor

Studies of soldiers, one seated with arms on table, HMAS Jervis Bay, Dili Harbour, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Kenyan soldiers celebrating Catholic Mass on board HMAS Jervis Bay, Dili, East Timor

Three Kenyan soldiers celebrating Catholic Mass on board HMAS Jervis Bay, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Kenyan soldiers singing and clapping at the Catholic Mass on board HMAS Jervis Bay, Dili Harbour, East Timor

Four Kenyan soldiers clapping and singing during the Catholic Mass on board HMAS Jervis Bay, Dili Harbour, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Waiting to get off HMAS Jervis Bay, Dili Harbour, East Timor

Kenyan and Australian soldiers waiting to disembark, HMAS Jervis Bay, Dili Harbour, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Market, Dili, East Timor

Men, women and children at the market in Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Four East Timorese children

Four East Timorese children near the port in Dili. They are standing near food stalls. Wendy Sharpe was being filmed by Channel 9 at the time of making this drawing. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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East Timorese children and East Timorese man

East Timorese children and an East Timorese man, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Soldier on patrol, Dili, East Timor

Australian soldier on patrol, Dili, East Timor. This is a page from the large sketchbook no. 2. Sharpe produced 4 sketchbooks of drawings while in Darwin and East Timor. Wendy Sharpe was appointed official artist in December 1999, travelling to Darwin, where she attended briefing sessions with...

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Warrant Officer Peter Simic, Private Darren Pitcher and Captain James Kerr playing cards

Warrant Officer Peter Simic, Private Darren Pitcher and Captain James Kerr of 'A' Battery, playing cards, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Scott Bevan, journalist from Channel 9's 'A Current Affair', Dili, East Timor

Scott Bevan, journalist from Channel 9's 'A Current Affair' asking Wendy Sharpe to make some marks on the paper while he films a close up of her hand, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Ingredient list, combat ration (one man)

A menu list providing the detail of ingredients for each meal. It is called 'Ingredient List - Combat Ration (One Man) packed 1989 and 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Sergeant Kate Pendergast cleaning her rifle, Dili, East Timor

Depicts Sergeant Kate Pendergast, seated in the floor, cleaning her rifle, Dili, East Timor, her toy dog watching at left. 'No one went anywhere without their rifle...Soldiers would jog, shower, eat and sleep with their rifles. At first it scared me. I'd never been around guns before. I learned a...

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Americans shaving

Three soldiers in the kitchen in Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Soldier waiting to see the head nun at convent, Dili, East Timor

Australian soldier from A Battery waiting at a convent (the Susteran Canossan Convent) to see the head nun, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Photographic presentation to nuns; verso: East Timorese dress for little girls

Australian soldier presenting an album of photographs to three nuns at the Carossan Convent, Dili, East Timor. Verso: Sketch of a small girl's dress. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Soldier from A Battery having his hair cut, Dili, East Timor

An eighteen-year-old soldier from A Battery having his hair cut, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Soldier from A Battery having his hair cut, Dili, East Timor

A soldier from A Battery having his hair cut in Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Internal Displaced Persons (refugees), Dili, East Timor

Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) (refugees) coming into Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Internal Displaced Persons (refugees), Dili, East Timor

Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) (refugees) coming into Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Refugees, Dili, East Timor

Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) (refugees) coming into Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Refugee with soldiers, Dili, East Timor

Refugee with soldiers, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Internal Displacaed Persons (refugees) on the shore waiting to leave

Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) (refugees) on the shore waiting to leave, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Refugees and soldiers on the docks, Dili, East Timor

Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs)(refugees) and soldiers on the docks, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Warrant Officer Watego talking to three East Timorese girls who want some sugar, Dili, East Timor

Warrant Officer Watego talking to three East Timorese girls who are asking for some sugar to make a cake, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Cameron Simpson in a truck buying petrol, Dili Airport, East Timor

Private Cameron Simpson in a truck at Dili Airport, filling the truck with petrol, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Dili All Stars, Dili, East Timor

The Dili All Stars performing on stage at a concert in Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Backstage view of concert, Dili, East Timor

Backstage view of a concert by the Dili All Stars in Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Audience enjoying concert, Dili, East Timor

View of audience of soldiers enjoying a performance by the Dili All Stars in Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Two female dancers on stage, Dili concert, East Timor

Two female dancers on stage, Dili concert, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Soldier playing keyboard, Dili concert, East Timor

Soldier playing keyboard, Dili concert, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Two female dancers on stage, Dili concert, East Timor

Two female dancers on stage, Dili concert, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Two musicians performing on stage, Dili, East Timor

Two musicians performing on stage, Dili concert, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Doc Neeson performing, Dili Concert, East Timor

Doc Neeson performing on stage, Dili concert, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Three female dancers on stage, Dili concert, East Timor

Three female dancers performing on stage, Dili concert, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Audience, Dili concert, Dili, East Timor

View of the audience enjoying a concert, Dili, East Timor. A large penguin seen at right background is singing along 'in obligato' with the concert. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Drummer performing on stage, Dili concert, East Timor

Drummer performing on stage, Dili concert, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Group watching from backstage, Dili concert, East Timor

Group of people watching a concert from backstage, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Kylie Minogue and dancers, Dili concert, East Timor

Singer Kylie Minogue and dancers, Dili concert, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Backstage at concert, Dili, East Timor

Group of people backstage at concert, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Backstage at concert, Dili, East Timor

Group of people backstage at concert, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Two people watching concert, Dili, East Timor

Two people watching concert, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Backstage during concert, Dili, East Timor

Two persons standing backstage during a concert in Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Johnny Farnham's harmonica player, Dili concert, East Timor

Johnny Farnham's harmonica player, Dili concert, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Two soldiers backstage watching concert, Dili, East Timor

Two soldiers backstage watching the concert, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Inside a burnt, blackened courthouse, Dili, East Timor

Scene inside a burned, blackened courthouse, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Captain Stan Carnes in burnt courthouse, Dili, East Timor

Captain Stan Carnes seated at a desk in burnt courthouse, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Two East Timorese women washing army uniforms, Dili, East Timor

Two Timorese women washing army uniforms in Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Dalila and Maria washing clothes, Dili, East Timor

Depicts two Timorese women, Dalila and Maria, washing clothes in Dili, East Timor. Sharpe was fascinated by the activities of the women in East Timor. This is a page from the large sketchbook no. 2. Sharpe produced 4 sketchbooks of drawings while in Darwin and East Timor. Wendy Sharpe was appointed...

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Dalila and Maria hanging out clothes, Dili, East Timor

East Timorese girls Dalila and Maria hanging out clothes, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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At the docks, Dili, East Timor

Three soldiers working in an office at the docks, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Female soldier working on the docks, Dili, East Timor

Female soldier working on the docks lifting parcels, Dili, East Timor. Other figures seen in the background. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Female soldier working on the docks, Dili docks, East Timor

Female soldier working on the docks labelling boxes, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Female soldier working in an office, Dili, East Timor

Female soldier working in an office, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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A male and a female soldier drinking beer after working at the docks, Dili, East Timor

A male and a female soldier drinking beer after working at the docks, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Army vehicle, Dili, East Timor

Large army vehicle, with figures on and around it, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Soldiers working on army vehicles, Dili, East Timor

Soldiers working on army vehicles, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Two soldiers with fork-lift truck, Dili, East Timor

Two soldiers with fork-lift truck, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Soldiers cleaning armoured personnel carrier, Dili, East Timor

Soldier cleaning armoured personnel carrier, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Self-portrait of the artist drawing, Dili, East Timor

Self-portrait of the artist drawing, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no.2.

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Female soldiers showering, Dili, East Timor

Three female soldiers showering, one seated figure looking on, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Kenyan, Australian and German soldiers at an 8 am briefing, INTERFET Headquarters, Dili, East Timor

Depicts Kenyan, Australian and German soldiers at an 8 am briefing, INTERFET Headquarters, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Australian, Phillipine and Canadian soldiers being briefed, Interfet Headquarters, Dili, East Timor

Australian, Phillipine and Canadian soldiers being briefed, INTERFET Headquarters, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Head studies, Dili, East Timor

Sketches of heads, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 2.

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Helicopter at heliport, Dili, East Timor

Helicopter at heliport, Dili, East Timor. `The heliport is on the site of Dili's old airport, used by the Japanese in the Second World War. A new airport has since been built at Komoro, near the coast, but the old airfield was used by Interfet's helicopters. The old main runway is now the site of a...

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Motor vehicle at heliport, Dili, East Timor

Motor vehicle at heliport, Dili, East Timor. `The heliport is on the site of Dili's old airport, used by the Japanese in the Second World War. A new airport has since been built at Komoro, near the coast, but the old airfield was used by INTERFET's helicopters. The old main runway is now the site...

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Tents at heliport, Dili, East Timor

Tents at heliport, Dili, East Timor. `The heliport is on the site of Dili's old airport, used by the Japanese in the Second World War. A new airport has since been built at Komoro, near the coast, but the old airfield was used by INTERFET's helicopters. The old main runway is now the site of a...

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Chris Randall, Heliport, Dili, East Timor

Chris Randall sitting in a room at the heliport, Dili, East Timor, three yellow cylinders of gas behind him at right. A window behind him overlooks the airfield, with two men seen working at left and a helicopter in right background. 'The heliport is on the site of Dili's old airport, used by the...

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Christmas 1999, Suai; verso: Interfet Christmas card and photographer's card (David Dare Parker)

Pieces of Christmas paper, red tinsel and food labels pasted onto the page. Verso: Christmas Card and David Dare Parker's business card pasted onto the page. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Hospital in Dili, East Timor

Several people inside Dili Hospital, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Interfet Christmas card with national flags, including Kenyan and Russian flags

Christmas card for INTERFET International Peacekeeping Force in East Timor, pasted onto the page. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Two soldiers with East Timorese boy, Dili

Two Australian soldiers with East Timorese boy in Dili. A fourth figure is seen at right. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Three female nurses attending patient, Dili hospital, East Timor

Three Australian women soldiers with a patient, Dili hospital, East Timor. The hospital was set up in what was previously the Dili museum. This is a page from the large sketchbook no. 3. Sharpe produced 4 sketchbooks of drawings while in Darwin and East Timor. Wendy Sharpe was appointed official...

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Three female nurses attending a patient, Dili Hospital, East Timor

Three female nurses attending to a patient, Dili Hospital, East Timor. The hospital was set up in what was previously the Dili museum. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Dili hospital, Dili, East Timor; verso: loose sheet from local newspaper

Two standing patients and one lying in bed in Dili hospital, East Timor. The hospital was set up in what was previously the Dili museum. Verso: loose sheet: page from local newspaper 'The New East Timor', Edition 10, 24 December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Hospital, Dili

Several patients lying on their beds in the Dili hospital, East Timor. The hospital was set up in what was previously the Dili museum. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Three soldiers, Dili hospital, East Timor

Three soldiers, Dili hospital, East Timor. The hospital was set up in what was previously the Dili museum. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Three soldiers, Dili Hospital, East Timor

Three soldiers in the Dili hospital, East Timor. The hospital was set up in what was previously the Dili museum. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Australian soldiers arriving at Suai airport, East Timor

Australian soldiers arriving at Suai airport, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Lance Corporal Rick Wynne, 'Shangrila', Suai , East Timor

Lance Corporal Rick Wynne, 'Shangrila', Suai, East Timor.

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Soccer match, Suai, East Timor

Two groups of figures at a soccer game, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Children at a soccer game, Suai, East Timor

Children watching a soccer game, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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East Timorese children watching soccer match, Suai, East Timor

A group of East Timorese children in Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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East Timorese women and children watching soccer match, Suai,East Timor

A group of East Timorese women and children in Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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East Timorese women and children watching soccer match, Suai, East Timor

East Timorese women and children watching soccer match, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Figure study

Figure study, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Two East Timorese women and child watching a soccer match,

Two East Timorese women and a child watching a soccer match, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Lieutenant Masotti on the telephone

Lieutenant Masotti talking on the telephone, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Temporary chapel

Sketch of temporary chapel in Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Re-enactment of the Suai Cathedral massacre

East Timorese people re-enacting the Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Re-enactment of the Suai Cathedral massacre

Three East Timorese taking part in the re-enactment of the Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Christmas Eve Mass, Suai Cathedral

East Timorese people at Christmas Eve Mass, Suai Cathedral, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Three East Timorese taking part in re-enactment of Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai

Three East Timorese people taking part in the re-enactment of Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Re-enactment of Suai Cathedral massacre

East Timorese people taking part in a re-enactment of Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Australian soldiers at re-enactment of Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor

Four Australian soldiers watching re-enactment of Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor. East Timorese people taking part in a re-enactment of Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Suai Cathedral at 11.30 pm Christmas Eve, Suai, East Timor

Suai Cathedral at 11.30 pm on Christmas Eve, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

ART91188.028

Study for 'Midnight at Suai Cathedral'

Study for the painting 'Midnight at Suai Cathedral' (ART91178) , Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Suai Cathedral, Suai, East Timor

View of Suai Cathedral, Suai, East Timor. `This is the church in Suai...It was being built with all the love and hope of a very religious people. When the soldiers marched in, about 100 people fled to the church for sanctuary. But they were not spared. They were all killed. So the church has...

ART91188.030

Suai Cathedral from basketball court

Suai Cathedral viewed from the basketball court, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Re-enactment of Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor

Group of East Timorese people taking part in the re-enactment of the Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor, Christmas Eve 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Group of East Timorese people taking part in the Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor

Group of East Timorese people taking part in the Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor, Christmas Eve 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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East Timorese people taking part in the re-enactment of the Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor

Group of East Timorese people re-enacting the Suai Cathedrao massacre, Suai, East Timor on Christmas Eve 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Christmas Day 1999

A toy received by the artist as a Christmas present. Sharpe describes it thus: 'At Xmas I received this. You pull a cord and it shudders across the floor'. Wendy Sharpe, 25 December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Three Australian soldiers relaxing, Suai, East Timor

Three Australian soldiers relaxing, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Head studies

Five head studies, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Christmas dinner, Suai, East Timor

Australian soldiers, wearing party hats, eating Christmas dinner, Suai, East Timor, 25 December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Australian soldiers eating Christmas dinner, Suai, East Timor

Australian soldiers, wearing party hats, eating Christmas dinner in Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Australian soldiers eating Christmas dinner, Suai, East Timor

Two Australian soldiers, wearing party hats, eating Christmas dinner, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Australian soldiers eating Christmas dinner, Suai, East Timor

Australian soldiers eating Christmas dinner, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Australian soldiers eating Christmas dinner, Suai, East Timor

Three Australian soldiers, one wearing party hat, one wearing a blue cap, eating Christmas dinner, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Four Australian soldiers at Christmas dinner, Suai, East Timor

Four Australian soldiers at Christmas dinner, Suai, East Timor, December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Captain Ben Farinazzo

Portrait of Captain Ben Farinazzo, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Captain Ben Farinazzo

Portrait of Captain Ben Farinazzo, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Captain Ben Farinazzo

Portrait of Captain Ben Farinazzo, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Tammy Smithson with wet hair

Portrait of Tammy Smithson with wet hair, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Figure in landscape

Figure of an East Timorese in a landscape, with a mountain in the background. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Rifle drill

Two Australian soldiers aiming at targets during rifle drill, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Australian soldiers in Suai

Two Australian soldiers in Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Figure (crossed through)

Figure of an Australian soldier. The drawing has been crossed through by the artist. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Sergeant A Charles

Portrait of Sergeant A Charles. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Lieutenant Tim Warner reading

Portrait of Lieutenant Tim Warner seated in a chair reading. Clothes are hanging on the line to dry in the background. This is a page from the large sketchbook no. 3. Sharpe produced 4 sketchbooks of drawings while in Darwin and East Timor. Wendy Sharpe was appointed official artist in December...

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Lieutenant Tim Warner reading

Portrait of Lieutenant Tim seated in a chair, reading. He is not wearing a shirt. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Australian soldiers in Suai

Four Australian soldiers in Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Cleaning rifles

Two Australian soldiers seated in chairs cleaning their rifles. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Figure study

Study for figure, seen from back view. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Q store, Suai, East Timor

Three Australian soldiers seated in chairs on the verandah of a Q store, Suai, East Timor. The Q store was a small supermarket. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Two Australian soldiers

Two Australian soldiers in Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Three soldiers cleaning their rifles

Three Australian soldiers cleaning their rifles, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Three soldiers cleaning their rifles

Three Australian soldiers seated in chairs cleaning their rifles, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Two soldiers cleaning their rifles

Two Australian soldiers seated on chairs cleaning their rifles, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Three soldiers cleaning their rifles

Three Australian soldiers seated on chairs cleaning their rifles, seen in right profile. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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A Battery watching 'The Mummy' video

Australian soldiers from 'A Battery' watching the video 'The Mummy', in Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Soldiers from A Battery watching 'The Mummy'

Group of Australian soldiers from A Batteryeen from behind, watching the video 'The Mummy'. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Three soldiers from A Battery watching 'The Mummy' video

Three Australian soldiers from A Battery, seen from behind, watching the video 'The Mummy', Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Soldier from A Battery watching 'The Mummy' video

An Australian soldier from A Battery, seen from behind, watching 'The Mummy' video, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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East Timorese children, Dili market, Dili, East Timor

Group of East Timorese children, Dili market, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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East Timorese, Dili market, Dili, East Timor

East Timorese people at the market in Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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East Timorese, Dili market, Dili, East Timor

Three East Timorese men at the market in Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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East Timorese, Dili market, Dili, East Timor

East Timorese people at the market in Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Australian soldiers and local East Timorese people cleaning up near the Dili port, Dili, East Timor

Depicts a number of Australian soldiers and local East Timorese people cleaning up near the Dili port, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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I was being filmed by ABC TV

Figure of a man wearing a cap with hands on hips in front of a truck in Dili, East Timor. 'I was being filmed by ABC TV - 7.30 report. Of course everyone packed up as soon as I started drawing - this man stood there awhile'. Wendy Sharpe, from the secondary inscription. Page from large sketchbook...

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Figure study

Figure study, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Dili Port

Ships in Dili Port, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Figure study (crossed through)

Figure study. The artist has crossed through this drawing. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Dili Port, Dili, East Timor

Australian soldier seated on boxes at the Dili port, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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ABC cameraman started to film me (crossed through)

Two figures crossed out. The artist has written: "ABC camera man was filming me - everyone seemed to walk away as soon as I started to draw". Wendy Sharpe, taken from the inscription. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Three Australian soldiers unpacking boxes, Dili port, Dili, East Timor; verso: page from East Timor newspaper

Three Australian soldiers unpacking boxes, Dili port, Dili, East Timor. Verso: page from newspaper 'The New East Timor', edition 10, 24 December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Page from 'The New East Timor', Edition 10, 24 December 1999

Page from the newspaper 'The New East Timor', Edition 10, 24 December 1999. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Three Australian soldiers unpacking boxes, Dili Port, Dili, East Timor

Three Australian soldiers unpacking boxes at the Dili Port, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Australian soldiers, Heliport, Dili, East Timor

Australian soldiers at the heliport, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Seated Australian soldier, Dili, East Timor

Seated Australian soldier, Dili, East Timor. This is a page from the large sketchbook no. 3. Sharpe produced 4 sketchbooks of drawings while in Darwin and East Timor.

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Figure (crossed through)

Figure crossed through, Dili, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Re-enactment of Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor

Re-enactment of Suai Cathedral massacre, Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Study for 'Midnight at Suai Cathedral'

Study for the painting 'Midnight at Suai Cathedral' (ART91178), Suai, East Timor. Page from large sketchbook no. 3.

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Title page: Wendy Sharpe: Darwin & East Timor, December 1999; verso: Temporary visitor's pass to the RAAF Base, Darwin, NT

This is the title page of sketchbook no. 4: 'Wendy Sharpe: Darwin & East Timor December 1999'. Sharpe has pasted a scrap of yellow paper in the centre of the sheet, showing the army badge with emblematic rising sun and the motto: 'The Australian Army serving the nation'. Verso: Temporary visitor's...

ART91189.001

Darwin airport (Wendy Sharpe talking to Diana Clark)

This is a self-portrait of the artist talking to Diana Clark at the Darwin airport. The billboard behind the two figures reads: 'Darwin Airport advertising'. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Eating in the mess hall

Group of four figures dining in the mess hall. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Three men eating

Three soldiers eating in the mess hall; a female figure seen in the background. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Warrant Officer Whitmarsh

Portrait of Warrant Officer Whitmarsh seated in the mess hall. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Boys phoning home 8pm, Robertson Barracks

Boys telephoning home at 8 pm, 12 December 1999, from Robertson Barracks, Darwin. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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View from balcony 8.30 am, Robertson Barracks

Morning view from a balcony in Robertson Barracks, Darwin. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Cameron Simpson and Tony Martens

Wendy Sharpe's minder, Cameron Simpson, and Tony Martens eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Breakfast

Three soldeirs eating breakfast in the mess hall, Darwin, 15 December 1999; a fourth figure looks on from a nearby table. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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New Zealand girl who left as soon as I started to draw her

New Zealand soldier in the mess hall on 14 December 1999, who left as soon as I started to draw her. Another female soldier's head is seen at right vertically. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Female soldier seated at a table

Female soldier seated at a table in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, 14 December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Soldier eating in the mess hall

Australian soldier eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Soldier eating; verso: Seated nude female soldier (Alicia Carr)

Australian soldier eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. Verso: Seated female nude figure (Alicia Carr). Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Breakfast, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Three soldiers having breakfast in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Pink-faced red-haired New Zealand boy, Robertson Barracks, Darwin; verso: Reclining female nude soldier wearing a hat and shoes

Two seated soldiers with backs to the viewer in the Robertson Barracks, Darwin. One has a pink face and bright red hair. Verso: Figure of a reclining nude wearing a hat and shoes; study for a painting. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Two soldiers eating in the mess, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Two Australian soldiers, both wearing glasses, eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Soldier eating in the mess, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

An Australian soldier eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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New Zealand soldiers having Coco Pops and chocolate in mess hall, Robertson Barracks

Two New Zealand soldiers from Interfet eating breakfast in the mess hall, a Coco Pops packet and chocolate tin on the table, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Two soldiers eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Two Australian soldiers, one male, one female, eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. The soldiers were being de-briefed in Darwin before going on to East Timor. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Two soldiers eating in the mess hall, Roberston Barracks, Darwin

Two Australian soldiers eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

ART91189.020

Two Phillipine soldiers eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Two Phillipine soldiers eating breakfast in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Alicia Carr working at a computer

Portrait of Australian soldier Alicia Carr working at a computer, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Self-portrait, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Self-portrait of the artist wearing a black bra, seated at a table drawing, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

ART91189.023

Two soldiers eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Two Australian soldiers eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. The soldiers were in Darwin for de-briefing and training before moving on to East Timor. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Diana Clark of Northern Command in Rorkes Drift Pub, Darwin

Diana Clark of Northern Command in Rorkes Drift Pub, Darwin, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Soldier wearing glasses seated at table, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Australian soldier wearing glasses seated at a table, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, 15 December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Three men seated at a table in the mess, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Three Australian soldiers eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Two men drinking at the bar, Rorkes Drift Pub, Darwin

Two men drinking the bar, Rorke's Drift Pub, Darwin, 16 December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Three standing men seen from behind

Two standing figures of men seen from behind. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Three soldiers eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Three Australian soldiers eating in the mess hall, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, 17 December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

ART91189.030

Saturday breakfast, Robertson Barracks, Darwin

Sketches of seven heads at Saturday breakfast, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, 18 December 1999. The soldiers were in Darwin for de-briefing and training en route to East Timor. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Female soldier talking to Cameron Simpson about married quarters accommodation

Female Australian soldier talking with Cameron Simpson in the mess hall about married quarters accommodation, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, 18 December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Group of soldiers seated at a table, Hotel Seville, Darwin

Group of Australian soldiers seated at a table in the Hotel Seville, Darwin, 29 December 1999. The soldiers were in Darwin for de-briefing and training before moving onto East Timor. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

ART91189.033

Jervis Bay may be delayed (group of heads)

Group of male and female soldiers waiting in Darwin to go to East Timor on the boat 'Jervis Bay', Darwin, 18 December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Departure, Jervis Bay; verso: Crawling between sleeps to rest beneath seats

A group of people waiting to board the 'Jervis Bay'. Verso: Figure of the artist crawling about trying to find a place to sleep on board the 'Jervis Bay' en route for East Timor, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Sleeping on deck; verso: Patterns

Figure of the artist crawling about the ship trying to find a place to sleep on board the 'Jervis Bay' en route to East Timor, December 1999. Verso: Patterns. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Me and a soldier washing our hair

Nude figures of the artist and a female soldier washing their hair, East Timor, December 1999. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Figures

Sketchy figures scribbled through. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Two sketches of figures; verso: Two sketches of figures

Two rough sketches of figures. Verso: Two rough sketches of figures. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Two sketches of figures

Two sketches of figures.

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Figures

Sketch of figures upper page. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

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Child's head

Figure of a girl's head to be used for Xmas night at Suai, 12 December, East Timor. Arithmetic notes upper right corner and centre right. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

ART91189.042

Four patterns

Four separate patterns. Page from sketchbook no. 4.

ART91189.043

Concert in Dili

Depicts the Tour of Duty concert in Dili, 21 December 1999.

ART91180

Study for `Christmas Tour of Duty concert, Dili 1999'

Depicts vocalists Kylie Minogue and John Farnham performing on stage in the Tour of duty concert, Dili, 22 December 1999. A soldier stands the right of the foreground and a plastic drink bottle in the centre foreground and musicians stand to the left in the background.

ART91181

Study for `Christmas Tour of Duty concert in Dili 1999'

Kylie Minogue and Doc Neeson perform on stage at the Christmas Tour of Duty Concert, Dili, 21 December 1999. Two soldiers on the left foreground have their backs to the viewer as they watch the concert in their camouflage uniforms. The seated audience can be viewed in the background of the...

ART91182

Concert in Dili

Depicts guitarist in the foreground with two dancers wearing red dresses performing at the Christmas Tour of Duty concert in Dili, 22 December 1999.

ART91183

Christmas Tour of Duty concert, Dili 1999

Depicts a singer, Kylie Minogue, and musicians performing for the Australian peacekeepers at the Christmas 'Tour of Duty' concert in Dili, East Timor. Sharpe writes of the event: 'Just before Christmas a concert called 'Tour of Duty' was performed at Dili stadium and broadcast nationally on...

ART91179

East Timorese children

Group of East Timorese children, Dili, East Timor. The figure on the extreme right is wearing a t-shirt with 'ADVERTISING/ USA' printed on the front.

ART91127

Photograph

P03248.001

Darwin, NT. 14 December 1999. An unidentified soldier and female soldier Corporal Phyllis Huggins working in the Rowell Centre at Robertson Barracks. The centre was used as the deployment office for troops moving to East Timor to join the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Darwin, NT. 15 December 1999. The kit and work area in the room occupied by Wendy Sharpe, Australian Official Artist, at Robertson Barracks prior to her departure for East Timor to document Australia's involvement in the International Force for East Timor (Interfet). Her kit consists of a...

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Darwin, NT. 15 December 1999. An unidentified Australian soldier dipping uniforms into anti mosquito dip before they are allocated to soldiers leaving for East Timor to join the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Darwin, NT. 15 December 1999. Four unidentified Australian female soldiers playing cards on the floor of a building at Robertson Barracks while waiting to board HMAS Jervis Bay to join the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Darwin, NT. 18 December 1999. The kit, including a pack, stretcher bed, stool, boots, helmet as well as some personal items such as magazines, of an unidentified Australian soldier prior to the departure to join the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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At sea. 18 December 1999. Australian and Kenyan soldiers in the passenger lounge area of the HMAS Jervis Bay en route to East Timor to join the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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At sea. 18 December 1999. An unidentified Australian Captain talking to two Customs officials on board HMAS Jervis Bay en route to East Timor. The Australian and Kenyan soldiers in the background will be joining the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Dili, East Timor. 19 December 1999. Kenyan soldiers preparing to leave HMAS Jervis Bay to join the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Dili, East Timor. 19 December 1999. Kenyan soldiers, standing on the docks at Dili, being greeted by Major General Peter Cosgrove (centre, wearing slouch hat) after they have disembarked from HMAS Jervis Bay to join the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Dili, East Timor. 19 December 1999. The wooden plaque on the wall of HMAS Jervis Bay. The plaque reads "Admiral Scheer 1940" and "Atlantic 1940", battle honours for the ship HMS Jervis Bay from the Second World War, as well as the ships motto "Strive Valiantly".

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Dili, East Timor. 19 December 1999. Private Buckram manning a sandbagged check point at the Headquarters of the 5th/7th Battalion (Mechanised), The Royal Australian Regiment (5/7RAR), inside the International Force for East Timor (Interfet) compound. There is a 5/7RAR sign to the left of the check...

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Dili, East Timor. 19 December 1999. Timorese in the Dili market place looking at a piece of fresh meat. The market supplies fresh meat, fruit, such as mangoes, pineapples and coconuts, and vegetables and nuts.

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Dili, East Timor. 19 December 1999. Timorese holding packets of cigarettes to sell to soldiers of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet) in the Dili market place. The market supplies fresh meat, fruit, such as mangoes, pineapples and coconuts, and vegetables and nuts.

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Dili, East Timor. 19 December 1999. A satelite dish sits incogruously on top of a burnt out three storey building on a street in Dili. The debris, a feature of the streetscape in previous months, has been cleared from the streets.

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Dili, East Timor. 19 December 1999. A brightly painted Santa Claus figure standing in the middle of a nativity scene which includes the figures of Baby Jesus and a shepherd, in Dili.

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. 112214 Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) C. P. (Col) Watego, Battery Sergeant Major (BSM) of A Battery, 8th/12th Medium Regiment, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), with boxes of toys, including dolls and teddy bears, lollies and other gifts...

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A view of a sergeant's sleeping quarters (possibly female) in a headquarters unit of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet). The stretcher bed has a sleeping bag and pillow and a small bedside table with a lamp and small Christmas tree. Kits bags are stored under the stretcher and there...

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Dili, East Timor. 21 December 1999. A view of the corner of a sergeant's sleeping quarters (probably female), showing personal items such as food and clothes, in a headquarters unit of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet). The shelf to the right contains food, such as breakfast cereal,...

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Dili, East Timor. 21 December 1999. A brightly decorated sign, which reads "merry christmas", along with other christmas decorations hanging over the entrance to a building used as accommodation for members of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Dili, East Timor. 21 December 1999. A Santa Claus christmas decoration hanging on the door of a building probably used as accommodation for female members of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet). To the right is a "Merry Christmas" sign and tinsel hanging on the wall and to the left is...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. An unidentified Australian soldier, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), reading a book on the verandah of a soldiers accommodation building. There is a sign above the window which reads "The Bat Cave", as well as a tea and coffee making...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. An unidentified cook serving a meal to soldiers of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet) in the mess area.

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Unidentified Australian soldiers, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), eating a meal in a tented mess area. There is long life milk and bread rolls on the tables. Note that they all have their rifles with them.

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453236 Sergeant Joseph Schinella, 1st Joint Support Unit, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), cutting up meat in the kitchen of a mess area. The whiteboard in the background lists the menu for the day, as well as the person in charge of preparing the dish, and other tasks to...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. One of the buildings within the International Force for East Timor (Interfet) compound, used as an accommodation building. Wendy Sharpe, Australian Official Artist, stayed in this building while in East Timor to document Australia's involvement in Interfet.

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. A Timorese Catholic nun and a group of smiling children in the grounds of the Knussian Catholic Convent and school, situated near the A Battery, 8th/12th Medium Regiment Headquarters.

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. A Timorese artist painting a christmas image depicting Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, on a board leaning against a building on the streets of Dili. The artist's paints and brushes are on the step below the painting and the name Kris has been painted on the step.

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. A Timorese artist painting a christmas image depicting Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, on a board leaning against a building on the streets of Dili. The artist's paints and brushes are on the step below the painting and the name Kris has been painted on the step,...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Timorese children sitting at wooden desks in the school room of the Knussian Catholic Convent and school. Note that only some of the children have books, pencils and a bag.

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Major (Maj) Steve Jenkins, A Battery, 8th/12th Medium Regiment, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), shaking hands with a Timorese nun in the school room of the Knussian Catholic Convent and school. Four smiling Timorese girls are holding a...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Young Timorese children sitting at wooden desks and older children watching through the windows of the classroom as Major (Maj) Steve Jenkins, A Battery, 8th/12th Medium Regiment, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), presents a cassette...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. 112214 Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) C. P. (Col) Watego (front), Battery Sergeant Major, A Battery, 8th/12th Medium Regiment, and an unidentified captain of A Battery, 8th/12th Medium Regiment part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), with a nun...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Members of A Battery, 8th/12th Medium Regiment singing "Merry Christmas" for a Channel Nine film crew. Identified are 112214 Warrant Officer Class 2 C. P. (Col) Watego (standing, centre, with hand obscuring face), Battery Sergeant Major, Brown (third to the left...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. A Channel Nine film crew recording members of A Battery, 8th/12th Medium Regiment, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), singing "Merry Christmas".

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Dili, East Timor. 20 Decemeber 1999. Timorese children playing on the beach at Dili Harbour near the wharf. In the background is a naval ship Landing Craft Heavy HMAS Balikpapan (L126) which forms part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Timorese children swimming and playing in the water in Dili Harbour. One of the boys in the background is holding a large rock and the small girl to the right is holding four empty water bottles.

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. A young naked Timorese child sitting desolately on a rock in the water of Dili Harbour. There is another child smiling in the background.

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Four Australian soldiers, including 112214 Warrant Officer Class 2 C. P. (Col) Watego (second from right) Battery Sergeant Major, A Battery, 8th/12th Medium Regiment, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), watching as Timorese refugees...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Timorese refugees sitting on the deck of a ship with their meagre belongings, after they arrive in Dili Harbour, probably from the Oecussi Enclave in West Timor. They were assisted by aid workers and members of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Timorese refugees carrying their meagre belongings as they move to disembark from a ship, after they arrive in Dili Harbour, probably from the Oecussi Enclave in West Timor. They were assisted by aid workers and members of the International Force for East Timor...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Timorese refugees with their meagre belongings, arriving in Dili Harbour probably from the Oecussi Enclave in West Timor. They were assisted by aid workers and members of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. An elderly male Timorese refugee sitting on an old mattress on the deck of the ship after it arrived in Dili Harbour probably from the Oecussi Enclave in West Timor. The refugees were assisted by aid workers and members of the International Force for East Timor...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. 112214 Warrant Officer Class 2 C. P. (Col) Watego, Battery Sergeant Major, A Battery, 8th/12th Medium Regiment, holding a small Timorese child as other Timorese refugees unload their meagre belongings onto Dili beach from the ship after it arrived in Dili...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. An unidentified Australian soldier (left) with an unidentified Danish soldier (right), both part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), watching Timorese refugees unloading their meagre belongings from a ship after it arrived in Dili Harbour...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Australian soldiers, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), helping Timorese refugees unload their meagre belongings from a ship after it arrived in Dili Harbour probably from the Oecussi Enclave in West Timor. Note the photographer in the...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Australian soldiers, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), helping Timorese refugees unload their meagre belongings from a ship after it arrived in Dili Harbour probably from the Oecussi Enclave in West Timor.

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Timorese sitting on the dock in Dili Harbour near the floating "Hotel Olympia", possibly used as accommodation for United Nations workers.

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. The unit sign outside the Headquarters of A Battery, 8th/12th Medium Regiment. The sign reads "A Fd Bty Airborne Gunners Est 1871 Dili - East Timor" in a circle around a canon supported by a parachute and wings. Listed on each side of the circle are the names of...

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Informal portrait of two unidentified members of the Royal Thai Air Force and an unidentified Thai soldier, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. A young Timorese girl scavenging through the debris in a burnt out and destroyed building within the International Force for East Timor (Interfet) compound in Dili.

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. A pig scavenging through rubbish and debris, including a large number of beer cans in a destroyed building.

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. Smiling and waving Timorese children gathered in front of a sandbagged checkpoint near the International Force for East Timor (Interfet) compound. A female soldier holding a rifle watches them, while her partner is blowing up a pink balloon.

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Dili, East Timor. 20 December 1999. 112214 Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) C. P. (Col) Watego, Battery Sergeant Major, A Battery, 8th/12th Medium Regiment, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), giving food to a Timorese family in the hills above Dili. A mother is holding the food...

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Dili, East Timor. 21 December 1999. John Farnham (left) and Kylie Minogue (right) performing during the Tour of Duty concert put on for the troops of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet). There is a young Timorese child wearing a Santa hat sitting on the shoulders of a soldier in the...

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Dili, East Timor. 21 December 1999. A panorama image of H. G. Nelson (centre) and Roy Slaven (partially obscured, right), with the Royal Military College Band (at rear) performing during the Tour of Duty concert put on for the troops of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Dili, East Timor. 21 December 1999. Australian and International soldiers, many wearing Santa hats, part of a crowd of 10,000, dispersing from the soccer stadium in central Dili after the Tour of Duty concert put on for the troops of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Dili, East Timor. 21 December 1999. Two Timorese children, one wearing a Santa hat, standing at a sandbagged checkpoint, manned by an unidentified Australian soldier, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Dili, East Timor. 22 December 1999. Two Timorese women, Dalila (left) and Mana (right) hanging out washing which they have done for members of the 5th/7th Battalion (Mechanised), The Royal Australian Regiment (5/7RAR).

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Dili, East Timor. 22 Decmeber 1999. An unidentified French soldier (left) talking to Lieutenant Colonel Basher, a Bangladesh soldier (right), in the International Force for East Timor (Interfet) recreation centre in Dili. There are a number of soldiers using computers in the background, and one of...

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Dili, East Timor. 22 December 1999. Unidentified Australian and International (possibly French) soldiers in the shop at the International Force for East Timor (Interfet) recreation centre. The shop sells snacks, drinks, film, cigarettes, thongs. There is a mural above the counter showing Australian...

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Dili, East Timor. 22 December 1999. An unidentified member of A Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, washing down an Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) type 2 hull Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) (registration number 16101) on the dock at Dili. The deep fording trim vane at the front has been...

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Dili, East Timor. 23 December 1999. Black Hawk helicopters (A25-211 (front) and A25-204 (back)) of the 5th Aviation Regiment, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), on the tarmac at Dili airfield. In the background is a white United Nations Puma helicopter.

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Dili, East Timor. 23 December 1999. Rows of jerry cans filled with water lined up on the ground in front of 5th Aviation Regiment tents below the air traffic control tower at the Dili airfield. Note the hessian barrier, possibly used as a privacy screen for the tents behind.

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Dili, East Timor. 23 December 1999. Tents used as accommodation and offices by the 5th Aviation Regiment, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), below the air traffic control tower at Dili airfield. The tent in the foreground has been labeled "The Swamp".

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Dili, East Timor. 23 December 1999. A panoramic view of the Dili Museum which is being used as a hospital by the Australian Army, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet). A number of the storage containers have a red cross on them. In the foreground is a Land Rover 110, with a MAG...

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Dili, East Timor. 24 December 1999. New Zealand and Canadian soldiers, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), sitting in the cargo compartment of a French C160 Transall aircraft which is about to leave for Suai. There are cases of XXXX beer and other supplies on a pallet which...

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New Zealand and Canadian soldiers, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), leaving the French C160 Transall aircraft after landing at Suai.

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Informal portrait of an unidentified Australian soldier, possibly of the 3rd Brigade, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), with a Timorese family. The family has just been given fishing equipment, including hand lines and hooks, by the Australian soldiers. The two huts in the...

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A destroyed and burnt out village, probably Sukuloro, near Suai. Debris and charred blackened area's mark the spot where buildings once stood in the foreground, and in the background are two recently constructed thatched huts, the bare frame of another hut under construction and a temporary...

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A young Timorese girl holding a tangled fishing net.

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Informal gathering of a Timorese family and villagers in a hut. The baby, held by his grandmother (centre) was delivered with the help of Captain (Capt) Ben Farinazzo, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet). The mother (sitting, right) and father (standing, foreground, in white...

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A panoramic view of an Australian Army Land Rover (registration number 48064) parked in front of a recently constructed thatched Timorese hut belonging to a family who recently welcomed the arrival of a baby who was delivered with the help of Australian Army soldier Captain Ben Farinazzo.

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Informal portrait of Captain (Capt) Ben Farinazzo holding "Baby Ben" whom he helped to deliver. The baby's mother and father (standing, background) named the baby after Capt Farinazzo to show their gratitude for his help during the delivery. There is a "Xanana" poster hanging on the rear wall of...

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Timorese children playing with a green frisbee given to them by a member of the Australian Army, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Captain (Capt) Ben Farinazzo, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), surrounded by children, as he writes a note to "Baby Ben", whom he helped to deliver. The baby's father (squatting, background in red and white t-shirt) and mother named the baby after Capt Farinazzo to show...

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Graffiti on the wall of a destroyed building in the Suai market place. It reads "I love you Military Australian Timor Leste" and there is a drawing of an International Force for East Timor (Interfet) soldier and the face of Xanana Gusmao.

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Graffiti on the wall of a destroyed building in the Suai market place, supporting the International Force for East Timor (Interfet). It reads "I love you Military Interfeet (sic) forever Thank you verry (sic) much Interfeet (sic) my darling" and there is a drawing of a soldier wearing a helmet that...

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Graffiti on the wall of a destroyed building in the Suai market place. It reads "Xanana is the best Wiranto stupid no ... good, Hodi ran Hamos Timor, Hodi mate hafoun Timor" and there is a drawing of two soldiers wearing caps with a star on them.

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Graffiti on the wall of a destroyed building in the Suai market place. It reads "I love Interfet East Timor love Australia, New Zealand, America, Kanada (sic), Lute Continua Obrigado Trims" and there is a drawing of an International Force for East Timor (Interfet) soldier standing under a...

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Graffiti on the wall of a destroyed building in the Suai market place. It reads "I love Militari (sic) Australian" and there is a drawing of an International Force for East Timor (Interfet) soldier wearing a radio on his back and carrying a rifle.

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Graffiti on the wall of a destroyed building in the Suai market place. It reads "I love Interfet Australia" inside a heart as well as "Welcome Military Australia".

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Graffiti on the wall of a destroyed building in the Suai market place. It reads "Welcom Militari (sic) Interfet I love yu forever" and there is a drawing of an International Force for East Timor (Interfet) soldier wearing a radio on his back.

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Graffiti on the wall of a destroyed building in the Suai market place. It reads "I love Militari (sic) New Zealand" and there is a drawing of an armoured personnel carrier (APC).

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Elder Timorese sitting on the ground at their make shift stalls in the destroyed Suai market place. Available at the stalls are fresh mangoes, as well as grains, herbs and possibly tea.

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Captain Ben Farinazzo talking to Timorese children at a make shift stall in the destroyed Suai market place. Available at the store are cans of drink including beer, Coke and Sprite, as well as packaged food.

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Graffiti on the wall of a destroyed building in the Suai market place. It reads "Interfet Australia" inside a drawing of an armoured personnel carrier (APC).

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Timorese children standing next to graffiti on the wall of a destroyed building at the Suai market place. The graffiti is a drawing of an International Force for East Timor (Interfet) soldier wearing a radio on his back and carrying a rifle. The camouflage on his uniform is made up of hearts and...

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Graffiti on the wall of a destroyed building at the Suai market place. It reads "I love Militari (sic) America Forever" and "Thank yoo Militari (sic) Australia" as well as the word "Achung" and the drawing of an armoured personnel carrier( APC) and an International Force for East Timor (Interfet)...

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Timorese children standing next to a burnt out and destroyed building in the Suai market place, the walls of which have been covered in graffiti supporting the International Force for East Timor (Interfet). Some of the graffiti reads "Viva Interfet".

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Australian soldiers sitting at a table in the recreation area known as `Shangri-la'. There are lollies, bread and a jar of vegemite on the table and the tent has been decorated with streamers and tinsel for Christmas. Identified, left to right: Private Cameron Simpson, Army History Unit, Lance...

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Timorese children, part of the crowd that gathered to watch the soccer match between a Timorese team and an Australian and New Zealand team.

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Captain (Capt) Ben Farinazzo, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), giving out clothes to Timorese after the soccer match between a Timorese team and an Australian and New Zealand tems.

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The partially constructed cathedral silhouetted against the darkening clouds of sunset.

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Soldiers of the New Zealand Army, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), singing a Maori song during a Christmas eve concert.

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Timorese taking part in a Christmas eve concert. They are reenating the massacre of Timorese by Militia at the Suai cathedral which occured prior to the International Force for East Timor (Interfet) troops arriving. The two men in the centre are carrying wooden rifles and are pretending to be...

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Two unidentified Australian soldiers sitting near a Christmas tree outside a tent at the 3rd Brigade Headquarters. The sign to the left reads "Coco Nanas Palm Resort" and a number of items around the tent such a plant pots have been painted blue, yellow and red, the Brigade's colours. The sign to...

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An unidentified Australian soldier, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), wearing a party hat and holding a small fluffy toy, known as a "Millenium Bug" on each knee. The lights of a decorated christmas tree can be seen in the background.

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Timorese children walking past the partially constructed Suai Cathedral on Christmas Day, probably on their way to the open air Mass that was conducted near the destroyed marketplace.

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A group of Timorese, two with guitars, part of the crowd that gathered for Mass on Christmas Day.

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Crowds of Timorese gathered near the destroyed market place for Mass on Christmas Day.

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Timorese Priests conducting Holy Communion during Christams Mass in the open air near the destroyed market place on Christmas Day.

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Timorese lined up to receive Holy Communion during Mass in the open air near the destroyed market place on Christmas Day.

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Two Timorese girls dressed for Christmas Mass which was held in the open air near the destroyed market place.

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Timorese gathered near the destroyed market place for an open air Mass on Christmas Day.

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Timorese gathered near the partially constructed Suai Cathedral on Christmas Day.

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A group of Timorese girls dressed for Mass, clutching toys given to them for Christmas.

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An Australian soldier, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), with a group of Timorese children about to participate in a lollie hunt. The soldier and one of the children is making the peace (V) sign. There is a Timorese woman to the right holding a boxed Christmas cake.

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Two unidentified Australian soldiers, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), a female soldier is wearing a Santa hat, serving themselves from a buffet Christmas lunch. In the background is a Christmas tree and a number of cakes on a table with a camouflage tablecloth.

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Unidentified female and male Australian soldiers, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), serving themselves from a buffet Christmas lunch. One of the female soldiers is wearing a t-shirt which reads "tour of duty" which is probably from the concert put on for the troops a few...

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Australian soldiers, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), eating Christmas lunch in a tented mess area. There are bon bons and bowls of lollies and nuts on the tables.

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Informal portrait of Captain Ben Farinazzo with the East Timorese weavings he was given as a tribute to him for his help in delivering a baby a few days earlier.

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The debris of a destroyed and burnt out house in Suai.

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A view, looking over a machine gun, towards an Indonesian check point near the border at Suai. The chicken wire is to prevent grenades being thrown into the bunker.

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Four Australian soldiers, left to right, Gunner (Gnr) Foster, Bombardier (Bdr) O'Brien, Gnr Harmer and Bdr Nipperess of 108 Field Battery, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), manning a check point near the Suai border. This is the same checkpoint as in P03248.131.

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Smoke drifting past one of the buildings, possibly used as accommodation in Suai. The verandah has been closed off with tarpaulins, there is a sign on one of the verandah posts which reads "welcome to the party", a Christmas tree has been tied to the fence in the foreground.

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A view of the tented sleeping quarters used by Wendy Sharpe, Australian Official Artist. There is a mosquito proof sleeping area to the left and a number of stretchers stacked on top of each other in the background. In the foreground are a number of sketches and paintings, along with paint...

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Informal portrait of Private Cameron Simpson (left), Army History Unit and Sergeant (Sgt) Charles (right), part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), with a drawing by Gunner Snellerman illustrating the emotional response of a young soldier's experiences in East Timor in September...

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Australian soldiers, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet) handing out clothes to families for distribution among the villagers.

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Small Timorese children gathered on the verandah of a building watching as Australian soldiers, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), give boxes of books and other schooling materials to the villagers.

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Australian soldiers, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), in the back of an Australian Army truck with boxes and bags of school equipment, clothes and toys for Timorese. Identified is Private Cameron Simpson, Army History Unit (back right).

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A partially constructed wooden house frame being rebuilt on the burnt out foundations of a previous building.

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Dili, East Timor. 27 December 1999. An aerial view of Dili showing the destruction and damage to many buildings.

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Dili, East Timor. 28 December 1999. Debris on the ground in front of a graffiti covered wall in Dili. The graffiti is comprised two drawings, one of a skeleton with wings and the words `Sangat Berbahaya', `Nimdari' and `AIDS', and the second is the face of a monster and the words `gang' and...

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Dili, East Timor. 28 December 1999. A sign reading `cool beer' and pointing to the right in front of a burnt out and badly damaged building. Note that much of the debris has been cleared away.

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Dili, East Timor. 28 December 1999. Four Timorese children sitting together on a seat in Dili. They are smiling cheekily and one of them is making the peace (V) sign.

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Dili, East Timor. 28 December 1999. Lieutenant Colonel W. W. (Bill) Houston (left) and Private Cameron Simpson (left), both of the Army History Unit, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), standing among the debris in a burnt out and destroyed building.

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Dili, East Timor. 28 December 1999. A roadside stall run by a Timorese child (sitting centre) selling beer, soft drink, cigarettes and biscuits. The roof of the stall is a blue UNHCR tarpaulin and there is a pile of debris stacked next to the stall. Note the cassette radio on the shelf behind the...

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Dili, East Timor. 28 December 1999. A Timorese stall in the Dili market selling fresh meat. Note the legs and feet of buffalo on a piece of board on the ground next to the stall.

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Dili, East Timor. 28 December 1999. A Timorese stall in the Dili market selling eggs, biscuits and other packaged food.

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Dili, East Timor. 28 December 1999. Two Timorese children standing by the fence of a burnt out building in Dili. The smaller child is clutching some sticks and the other is wearing `Groucho Marx' glasses, which have a nose and moustache. The building in the background was used by the `Korps Pegawai...

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Timorese children gathered in a destroyed village near Suai.

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Dili, East Timor. 19 December 1999. Australian soldiers of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet), watching Timorese in the Dili market place. The market spplies fresh meat, fruit and vegetables and nuts.

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Dili, East Timor. 21 December 1999. Informal portrait of H. G. Nelson (left) and Roy Slaven (right) who compered the Tour of Duty concert put on for the troops of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet).

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Dili, East Timor. 21 December 1999. Australian and international soldiers, part of a crowd of 10,000, many wearing Santa hats, gathered at the stage in the soccer stadium in central Dili during the Tour of Duty concert put on for the troops of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet). The...

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