Kirsty Sword-Gusmão 2019 Study Tour

Rosemany Nugent with Xanana Gusmão . Geelong West resident and former teacher Rosemary Nugent, felt privileged to accompany First Lady Dr Kirsty Sword Gusmão AO and nine others on a Study Tour to Timor-Leste in August 2019.  There were many opportunities to witness the important role played by women in their community, including those associated... Continue Reading →

Geelong’s Timor Leste Student Day

Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools is holding its fifth annual A Day in Viqueque, Timor Leste which comprises workshops and activities on Thursday May 7 at St. Joseph's College. The program will provide a rewarding and enriching experience for students across all year levels. The activities  give those attending an improved perspective of what it would... Continue Reading →

Raising a Nation by Xanana Gusmao

Four committee members from the Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools attended the launch in Melbourne last Thursday of Xanana Gusmao’s book Raising a Nation. For those attending, including Chris, Peter, Tricia and Brian, it was a privilege to be present. Xanana was introduced as an individual who is worthy to stand on the same platform as... Continue Reading →

115 People Supporting Justice for East Timor

The 115 people attended our recent annual dinner.  The dinner at Dromoland House was most enjoyable - fine meal and venue, music by St Joseph's College jazz band and an opportunity to celebrate our shared commitment for our neighbours. Rosemary Friend, Louise Madden and Chris Clark, all committee members, were the driving force behind the... Continue Reading →

The Working Together with Timor-Leste Conference

The Working Together with Timor-Leste: The Next 10 Years Conference and Expo has been rescheduled for 25-26 July. It comes after over 13 years of activity by Australian Governments, Local Government Friendship groups, aid organisations, businesses and community groups, working with their Timorese counterparts to support the task of establishing the new nation. It also... Continue Reading →

Conference – Working Together for Timor Leste

Working together for Timor Leste, the next 10 years Conference and Expo 14-15 March 2014 Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, 387 Bell Street, Preston The Working Together for Timor-Leste: The Next 10 Years Conference and Expo marks 11 years since the first successful international conference, Working Together for East Timor was held in Melbourne in... Continue Reading →

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