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Author Scott, David, 1925-

Title Last flight out of Dili : memoirs of an accidental activist in the triumph of East Timor / David Scott
Published North Melbourne, Vic. : Pluto Press Australia, 2005


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  320.95987 Sco/Lfo  AVAILABLE
Description xxxii, 414 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Last tot leave Dili -- Drama at the UN -- How Australia responded to the invasion -- After the invasion: inside east Timor and outside activism -- Deaths at Balibo and lost opportunities -- Whitlam's policy and flawed assumptions -- Australia's role: could we have prevented the invasion? -- Fraser to Hawke - appeasing the invader -- Seizure of the 'pirate' radio and 'drug smuggling' -- 1977: tensions in the support groups and in East Timor -- Meeting in Maputo -- No other country so hidden from view: 'Get someone in" -- Crisis in Maputo -- Keeping at it through the '80s and '90s -- The Dili massacre and more comprises -- The day that Victor died -- The campaign revives -- 1994: East Timor under occupation -- 1999: the final betrayal -- Anger in Australia: protests, union bans and generosity -- Reflections
Summary A new and different book about the world's newest nation. Scott was at the centre of East Timor's struggle for independence, and in Dili when the Indonesian's invaded in 1975, providing a refreshingly human dimension to the Timor story, rather than the geo-political perspectives of other works. An exciting and suspenseful read
Analysis East Timor
Voluntary workers
Political conditions
Social conditions
Scott, David
Timor-Leste - Foreign relations - Australia
Australia - Foreign relations - Timor-Leste
Volunteer workers in social service - Timor-Leste - Biography
Scott, David 1925- - Political activity
Political activists - Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste - Politics and government
Timor-Leste - History - Autonomy and independence movements
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 402-408
Subject Scott, David, 1925- -- Political activity.
Ramos-Horta, José.
Scott, David, 1925-
Political activists -- Timor-Leste.
Volunteer workers in social service -- Timor-Leste -- Biography.
SUBJECT Timor-Leste -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.
Timor-Leste -- Foreign relations -- Australia.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Timor-Leste.
Timor-Leste -- Annexation to Indonesia.
Dili (Timor-Leste) -- Social conditions.
Timor-Leste -- History -- 20th century.
Timor-Leste -- Social conditions.
Timor-Leste -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Biography.
LC no. 2006386723
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