Why Timor Leste?

The flag of Timor-Leste A reminder as to why our friends and neighbour Timor Leste warrants our support. I have just read Crossing the Line by Kim McGrath. The plight and tragedy of the Timorese is graphically portrayed as the story of the oil boundary unfolds. The author focuses on the Timor Sea and our government’s negotiations... Continue Reading →

Kirsty Sword-Gusmão 2019 Study Tour

Rosemany Nugent with Xanana Gusmão . Geelong West resident and former teacher Rosemary Nugent, felt privileged to accompany First Lady Dr Kirsty Sword Gusmão AO and nine others on a Study Tour to Timor-Leste in August 2019.  There were many opportunities to witness the important role played by women in their community, including those associated... Continue Reading →

Bad News for Cabira Years 1-9 School

We have received news that one wing of the Cabira Years 1-9 School has been gutted by fire. In recent years, this school has been conducting classes in the morning and afternoon to accommodate additional numbers after taking on secondary classes. The school is still currently operating but how it is providing classes for all... Continue Reading →

Trivia Night – a great success!

The Trivia Night at St Joseph's College was a great success with over 250 people attending.  Special thanks must go to Rosemary Friend, Louise Madden and Peter Cannon for their leadership of the organising committee, without whose persistence and dedication the night could not have gone ahead. Whilst the official tally has yet to be... Continue Reading →

Timor before the Second World War

Local historian and former teacher Justin Corfield attended the last meeting of Geelong-Viqueque Friendship Schools and brought with him his latest book, The entrance door to Australia': Australia and East Timor before the Second World War. The book is sure to spark the interest of people who are concerned with developing the relationship between Australia... Continue Reading →

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