Victoria University Library has significant holdings of books from or about Timor-Leste available in the main lending collection, as well as some online journals (available to students and staff of Victoria University). There is also a wealth of Timor-Leste related information available via the internet, such as:
Victoria University's strategic plan is explicit in its commitment to Timor-Leste where the University has had a long involvement and has continued to host the Honorary Consulate of Timor-Leste in Melbourne since before independence. In 2011 VU consolidated its partnership with the National University of Timor-Leste, Universidade Nasional Timor Lorosa'e (UNTL) and the Dili Institute of Technology (DIT). Joint activities with UNTL, with whom we have had a partnership since 2005, include a biennial conference focusing on issues facing Timor Leste's development.
To support the VU strategic plan the Library formed the Timor-Leste Collection, beginning with an initial donation from the Oxfam Australia Library in March 2012. The Timor-Leste Collection was augmented in June 2012 with rare and research quality items from the Footscray Park Main Collection. The Timor-Leste Collection will be added to by donations from personal and organizational collections and is intended to chart the development of Timor-Leste as an independent nation. Of particular significance is the donation of Dr Helen Hill's research collection on Timor-Leste.
The Timor-Leste Collection will be added to by donations from personal and organisational collections and is intended to chart the development of Timor-Leste as an independent nation.
A selection of books from the Timor-Leste Collection
Below is a selection of titles written by Timor-Leste voices from the collection: