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Correcting the myth of East Timor

Volume 10, Issue 2

September, 2004

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Cronau, P. (2004). Correcting the myth of East Timor. Pacific Journalism Review, 10(2): 210-214. Review of Reluctant Saviour: Australia, Indonesia and the Independence of east Timor, by Clinton Fernandes. Melbourne: Scribe Publications.
Author(s): Peter Cronau
Reviewed book by Clinton Fernandes
Publication date: 
September, 2004

By trawling through the public record of the events of the time, Fernandes has amassed a convicing collection of little-known evidence showing just how reluctant the Australian Government was to assist the Timorese. He has used often obscure examples, passed-over by the media at the time, to show the true intent of the government.