The collection was formed around an initial donation from the Oxfam Australia Library. It was augmented with rare and research quality items from the Footscray Park Main Collection.

The Timor-Leste Collection will be added to by donations from personal and organisational collections and is intended to chart the development of Timor-Leste as an independent nation. 

What's in the collection

The Timor-Leste Collection features a range of books, reports, journals, newsletters, yearbooks and pamphlets that focus chiefly on Timor-Leste as an independent nation but also cover its occupation by other countries. The collection's strengths are economics, development and trade, politics, governance and administration, education, culture, society and history.

It includes titles such as:

In 2014-2015, a digitisation project was completed to make available online the journals Tapol and Timor Link.

Further information regarding the Timor-Leste collection can be viewed on the VU Special Collections - How to access and use guide.

Access to the collection

The Timor-Leste collection is a research collection. The items can't be borrowed, but may be viewed on appointment.

In the library catalogue, these items have the prefix FTS TIMOR-LESTE COLL. before the shelf number.

To access material in the collection, please email our Special Collections librarians. You will receive an emailed response within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) and a suitable time will be arranged.

You can view the items in the Special Collections reading room on level 4 of the Footscray Park library.

Email: [email protected].