East Timor

by Lisa Hayman

Introduction · rubric · conclusion · teacher's guide

General Information · History · Maps · Human Rights · Xanana Gusmao · Kirsty Sword Gusmao · Stories from East Timor · Alola Foundation · Case Studies


In March, 2003 Kirsty Sword Gusmao returned to where she spent part of her childhood to launch 'The Friendship Schools Project' as part of her work with the Alola Foundation.This online activity is being developed to support Eaglehawk PS students and other schools interested in developing knowledge and understanding on East Timor.

Internet Links

General Information

Lonely Planet - East Timor
Click on view slide show to see images of East Timor

asia observer
Teacher Resource

Does Archaeology Have a Role in Building the Nation of East Timor?
article from asia source



A Short history of East Timor

Interactive Map - History of East Timor
ABC News Online

CNN East Timor - Struggle to Nationhood

Timeline: East Timor's long path to nationhood


Map of East Timor

Map of Asia

Dynamic map of East Timor.
Zoom in and out for detail on location.

Human Rights

HR campaign

Xanana Gusmao


East Timor Transitional Government

Kirsty Sword Gusmao

Kirsty Sword Gusmao: A Dutiful Life

Kirsty Sword

Australian Story - Kirsty Sword Gusmao

Stories from East Timor

Girl Students in East Timor

Alola Foundation

The Alola Foundation

Case Studies

A People Rebuilding: East Timor

Re-building East Timor - The birth of an independent democratic nation


For further activities on East Timor vist the For further insight into East Timor complete the activities that have been developed on the East Timor Knowledge Hunt or the Through the Eyes of the Children Subject Sampler

Web and Flow, by ozline.com created by Lisa Hayman
email: hayman.lisa@bssc.edu.au