refugiados Timor 1975

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In September 1975 my grandfather, Abilio Henriques, was among 44 refugees who were asked this very question by Australian immigration officials in Darwin. He had come from then Portuguese Timor, now Timor-Leste, on board the only Royal Australian air force plane ever hijacked.

'It was life or death': the plane-hijacking refugees Australia embraced
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‘It was life or death’: the plane-hijacking refugees Australia embraced
Luke Henriques-Gomes’s grandfather was one of 44 refugees to arrive in 1975 on the only RAAF plane ever hijacked. The official response still staggers him

In September 1975 my grandfather, Abilio Henriques, was among 44 refugees who were asked this very question by Australian immigration officials in Darwin. He had come from then Portuguese Timor, now Timor-Leste, on board the only Royal Australian air force plane ever hijacked.

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  • Remember quite well that last flight hijacked by UDT retrieving force as Fretilin was approached to retake Baucau, from memory there were ex-police Gil, Abilio etc

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