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Newsletter – May 2015

Download the May 2015 Newsletter: ATLAS-Newsletter-May2015.

Here is the second newsletter of ATLAS, the Australia Timor-Leste Advancement Society. It was wonderful to know that ex-Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão attended Anzac Day ceremonies in Australia, and you can read about that in the newsletter. We’re going to be having an information event on Sunday 27th September which we think will interest you greatly. You can read about this and about St Therese’s Orphanage in this edition. Very best wishes to you from all at ATLAS.

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Our Inspiration – John (Paddy) Kenneally

John (Paddy) Kenneally was a young private with the 2/2 Independent Company of the Australian Army which was stranded in Timor by the Japanese invasion of 1942.   After his return to Australia he did everything in his power to … Read More

Water on tap, but not yet up the hill

There is an educational institution in Dili called Instituto de Ciências Religiosas (ICR), and it is a formation centre for lay people and teachers for Catholic religious education which has been working successfully in Timor-Leste for 25 years. It has … Read More

We Wood Work

The woodwork project was established by Gerald Kenneally to honour the memory of his father “Paddy” Kenneally, an Australian soldier on Timor in 1942.There is demand in Timor-Leste for school furniture such as blackboards, cupboards, tables, desks, as well as … Read More

A Recent Visitor to Maubara Orphanage Shares Her Thoughts

We received this reflection from Meg Haynes, who with her friend, Anna Brooks, spent some time at the Maubara orphanage earlier this year. Both are ex-students of Radford College in Canberra. Meg is keen to keep contact with the orphanage and, hopefully, … Read More

ATLAS Newletter Spring Edition

Our first ever edition of the ATLAS Newsletter is now available for members and visitors to read. Thanks to our communications team for their hard work. I hope you enjot reading it and if there are any projects you want … Read More

Annual Report 2014

We are pleased to provide a copy of our Annual Report for all our members and supporters. This is the first annual report of ATLAS since its humble beginning just over 10 months ago and we have already come such … Read More

News from St Therese’s Orphanage, Maubara, East Timor

Recently ATLAS received a report from Sister Inacia, Carmelite Sister, responsible for St Therese’s Orphanage, Maubara, East Timor. It provides details about the life and activities of the children. We are very pleased to share this information with you. One … Read More

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