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East Timorese refugees arrive in Darwin

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Title: East Timorese refugees arrive in Darwin
Date: 1975
Keywords: refugees, immigration, Darwin, East Timor
Record creator: Australian Information Service
Reference: A6180, 18/8/75/23

East Timorese refugees arrive in Darwin

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This is a black-and-white photograph of the deck of a ship carrying East Timorese refugees. The photograph is captioned on the reverse: 'The scene on deck as 272 East Timor refugees (mainly Portuguese) arrive in Darwin aboard the ship MACDILI, NT 1975'. The image shows approximately 50 East Timorese men, women and children on the decks of the freighter, along with their luggage.

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