Timor-Leste collection

A selection of books from the Timor-Leste Collection, May 2012

The collection was formed around an initial donation in March 2012 from the Oxfam Australia Library. It was augmented in June 2012 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. It is located in the Special Collections Room, P402, at the Footscray Park Campus Library of Victoria University. 

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:

Access to the Collection

A selection of journals in the Timor-Leste Collection, May 2012

The Timor-Leste Collection is located within the Special Collection room. Items cannot be borrowed, but may be used in the Footscray Park Library. Please make an
appointment to use the Collection by contacting the Librarian responsible for maintaining the collection, Linda Forbes, on (03) 9919 8506 during office hours, or by emailing Linda at: linda.forbes@vu.edu.au

In the Library Catalogue all items in the collection have the prefix FTS TIMOR-LESTE COLL. before the call number.

Other useful resources

ictoria University Library has significant holdings of books from or about Timor-Leste available in the main lending  collection, as well as some online journals (available to students and staff of Victoria University). There is also a wealth of Timor-Leste related information available via the internet, such as: