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Making Them Indonesians: Child Transfers out of East Timor

Istóriaku

www.istoriaku.org

 

Istóriaku is an organisation has been set up to provide information about the transfer of children out of East Timor during the Indonesian occupation (1975–1999). The organisation aims to help those who are searching for missing family members.

Its website tells the stories of separation and transfer of many East Timorese children and their parents. These offer a glimpse of the relationship between Indonesians and East Timorese during that period and help explain why the transfers occurred.

The name Istóriaku combines Tetun, the language of East Timor, and Indonesian. Hau iha istória (Tetun) and Cerita aku (Indonesian) both translate as My Story.

 

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van Klinken, Helene. 2011. Making Them Indonesians: Child Transfers out of East Timor. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing. Page 213.

Making Them Indonesians: Child Transfers out of East Timor

   by Helene van Klinken