Travelling in Timor-Leste

A SHORT BLOG FROM LEONA AND JESS

Robert Wesley-Smith and others used this equipment to receive Radio Maubere broadcasts and to publicise these transmissions within Australia. The equipment was frequently relocated around the Darwin area to avoid detection and possible prosecution. At the time, Minister for Post and Telecommunications Eric Robinson informed the House of Representatives that a radio being used to broadcast to Timor had been confiscated.

The Resistance Museum in Dili has led me down an internet rabbit hole looking for everything about Radio Maubere. 
Activists in Darwin and the resistance in occupied Timor-Leste used to broadcast through this illegal radio link. Clinton Fernandes from UNSW outlines the story here and the NFSA has the broadcasts in possession, but the whole thing is made more interesting by the fact that the Australian transmissions were shut down, rather than the listening to the broadcasts in Timor. The transmissions were shut down in Darwin, and had to continue in secret. 

The Resistance Museum in Dili has led me down an internet rabbit hole looking for everything about Radio Maubere

Activists in Darwin and the resistance in occupied Timor-Leste used to broadcast through this illegal radio link. Clinton Fernandes from UNSW outlines the story here and the NFSA has the broadcasts in possession, but the whole thing is made more interesting by the fact that the Australian transmissions were shut down, rather than the listening to the broadcasts in Timor. The transmissions were shut down in Darwin, and had to continue in secret.