• Short Summary

    More than a thousand refugees from Portuguese Timor arrived aboard the Norwegian freighter Lloyd Bakke in Darwin on Monday (25 August).

  • Description

    More than a thousand refugees from Portuguese Timor arrived aboard the Norwegian freighter Lloyd Bakke in Darwin on Monday (25 August).

    Many of the refugees had left relatives in Timor, which has been in a state of civil war for the past week.

    After the long trip to Darwin, the refuges were forced to wait aboard the 9000-ton ship for six hours before the first of them - the sick and injured - were brought ashore.

    Seven were taken to hospital with wounds from grenade blasts.

    The Australian Government has said that between 100 and 250 of the 1,170 brought into Darwin on the Lloyd Bakke will be allowed to stay in the country.

    Some of the refugees spoke to reporters after being allowed ashore. They said they didn't know what had happened to their families and friends back on Timor.

    The captain of the ship, Captain Arvid Hoiberg said refugees had told him the streets of Dili were littered with bodies.

    As the ship was loading refugees he had heard shooting and grenades exploding in the streets of the capital, he said.

    (This film includes reporter, Ian Leslie's commentary and interviews with a Timorese man and his wife. A transcript is provided on Page Two.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABCG84W7UC2DI6M89SP5J14VAS
    Media URN:
    VLVABCG84W7UC2DI6M89SP5J14VAS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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