On Wednesday August 24 HE Jose Ramos Horta officially opened the Balibo Dental Clinic and was the very first patient to be seen by Australian volunteer dentist Dr David Bladen.
To support the establishment of the Balibo dental clinic and to commemorate the 40 year anniversary of the murders of the Balibo Five on Friday 16th October, a special screening of Robert Connolly’s 2009 film ‘Balibo’ will be held at The Astor, St Kilda.
‘The Balibo House Trust wishes to acknowledge and commemorate the untimely passing of our friend and hero of Timor-Leste, Fernando Lasama de Araujo, founder of RENETIL, of Partido Democratica, former Deputy Prime Minister and, at the time of his death, Minister for Education and Co-ordinating Minister of Social Affairs. We join with the people of […]
Ch 7 Balibo Fort Opening Channel Seven journalist Nick McCallum travelled to Balibo to report on the opening of the newly refurbished Fort House, the restored munitions rooms into a cultural and heritage museum and the newly built accommodation units.
Two of Australia’s largest newspapers, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, have featured the work of Balibó House Trust in their flagship weekend publications. You can read the article online here: http://content.mycareer.com.au/advice-research/career/light-offsets-darkness.aspx or view a scanned copy of the article (copyright Fairfax Media) here: Balibo House Trust_SMH-Age_October_2013
Today, we honour the sacrifices and celebrate the lives of Garry Cunningham, Brian Peters, Malcolm Rennie, Greg Shackleton and Tony Stewart on the 38th anniversary of their murders. The five men were murdered in Balibó by Indonesian forces on October 16th, 1975 to prevent them from reporting on that country’s impending invasion of Timor-Leste. Fellow journalist Roger […]
An intrepid band of motorcycle and 4WD adventurers have donated their skills and time to help refurbish the Balibó Five Memorial at the Balibó Community Learning Centre. For two days, the group of six men and four women – travelling with respected local tour operators Timor Adventures – worked to prepare and install archival news materials, […]
Australia’s leading morning news program – Channel 7’s Sunrise – has featured the Balibó 10th anniversary celebrations. Respected journalist Nick McCallum travelled to Balibó to cover the event. Check out the story here: http://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/18986058/balibo-five-remembered/
Shirley Shackleton has been awarded one of Timor-Leste’s highest honours, the Order of Timor-Leste Medal, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to peace and humanity in the country. The Honourable Tom Uren AC, was also awarded the Order of Timor-Leste Medal, which was accepted on his behalf by his son, Mick. The Ordem de Timor-Leste Medalha was […]