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Making Them Indonesians: Child Transfers out of East Timor

Appendix IV. Chronology

17/08/1945

Indonesia declared its independence from The Netherlands.

1965/66

After an anti-communist pogrom, Suharto seized power from the first president, Sukarno, and established the New Order.

7/12/1975

Indonesia launched large-scale invasion of East Timor in Dili.

17/07/1976

East Timor declared the 27th province of Indonesia.

Mar 1979

Fretilin was defeated as a fighting force. (Several years later, under the leadership of Xanana Gusmão, the resistance regrouped as an umbrella organisation with Falintil as its fighting wing.)

12/11/1991

Santa Cruz massacre in Dili left up to 270 dead and 200 missing, mostly young people. Publicity of the incident helped to galvanise international support for East Timor’s struggle.

21/05/1998

Suharto forced to resign as President of Indonesia.

30/08/1999

The people of East Timor voted against an autonomy option offered by Indonesia.

25/10/1999

UNTAET established to administer the territory.

20/05/2002

The territory became the independent nation of Timor-Leste.

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Cite this chapter as: van Klinken, Helene. 2011. Appendix IV: 'Chronology'. In Making Them Indonesians: Child Transfers out of East Timor. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing. Page. 186.

Making Them Indonesians: Child Transfers out of East Timor

   by Helene van Klinken