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Medical aid, East Timor

Medical aid, East Timor

Using the back of a truck as his clinic and local people as aides, a New Zealand medic assists an East Timorese person while others watch. At the time – June 2001 – East Timor was preparing for the first elections in its history, after decades-long occupation by Indonesia and centuries of Portuguese colonisation.

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David Capie, 'Peacekeeping - Bougainville and East Timor', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by David Capie, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jun 2015