Companion to East Timor - The life of Andrew McNaughtan

The life of Andrew McNaughtan

In memory of my friend and hero, Andrew McNaughtan. Let me always feel the loss. The content on this page is courtesy of Jude Conway.

 


Photos covering the life of Andrew McNaughtan, a brilliant and untiring Australian activist for Timor-Leste who died much too young at age 49 in December 2003.

1. Andrew McNaughtan with his uncle Alastair "Sandy" McNaughtan,
c. 1957

2. Andrew McNaughtan with his mother June Gram c.1959

3. Andrew McNaughtan playing with his train set in his Mosman home c.1963

4. Andrew McNaughtan 'the budding mastermind strategist' with his mother June Gram, an environmental activist c.1964

5. Andrew McNaughtan - a serious scout c.1964

6. Andrew McNaughtan standing in front of a painting he had done in his Mosman home c.1965

7. Andrew McNaughtan at Balmoral beach - 'in training for the big fish to come' (but should have thrown it back)'

8. Andrew McNaughtan showed an early interest in fast cars

9. Andrew McNaughtan loved animals with a passion

10. Andrew McNaughtan in Mosman with his pet dog

11. Andrew McNaughtan's fiery Scottish ancestry shows in this photo 1980s

12. Photo provided by the Andrew McNaughtan Foundation

13. Andrew McNaughtan the speed freak. He won the occasional race.

14. Andrew McNaughtan racing in Britain around 1989 (picture from the Sydney Morning Herald)

15. Andrew McNaughtan 1st 350cc L C Yamaha Snetteron 27/3/89 British Motor Cycle Racing Club

16. Andrew McNaughtan travelling in Kenya in the 1980s. Check out his companion's badge.

17. Photo provided by the Andrew McNaughtan Foundation

18. Dr Andrew McNaughtan at a Katherine outstation in the Northern Territory c.1992

19. Dr Andrew McNaughtan treating a patient at a Katherine outstation c.1992

20. Andrew McNaughtan, the daredevil, in Katherine.

21. Dr Andrew McNaughtan visiting an outstation out from Katherine, NT

22. 23/9/1994 Andrew McNaughtan was DJ at the Darwin Music Development Centre, playing his favourite African music. The centre was one of AFFET's venues till closed down by the NT government for being too radical.

23. An AFFET (Australians for a Free East Timor) meeting in Darwin on 4 November 1994. From left Rob Wesley-Smith, the late Jason Porter (killed in a motorbike crash in Indonesia), Tony Jefferies, Sally Mitchell, Andrew McNaughtan and Hugh Ekeberg. All committed activists for Timor-Leste (photo by Jude Conway).

24. Andrew McNaughtan, at left, on a protest march in Darwin on 11 November 1994, to commemorate the third anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre

25. Andrew McNaughtan speaking at a sit-in the Department of Foreign Affairs in Darwin on November 14 1994 (picture from the Northern Territory News)

26. A protest in front of the Indonesian consulate in Darwin in 1995. Andrew McNaughtan is standing on the left.

27. Andrew McNaughtan chatting to fellow activist Sally-Anne Watson at a party in Darwin 1995 (photo by Jude Conway)

28. Tony Maia, Veronica Pereira, unknown, and Andrew McNaughtan talking about the Japanese impact on the East Timorese in World War II at the Post-War Compensation Forum in Tokyo in 1995. This photo was in the Solidarity Exhibition in Dili in 2009 [WAITING TO GET A BETTER COPY]

29. Close-up of Andrew McNaughtan talking about the Japanese impact on the East Timorese in World War II at the Post-War Compensation Forum in Tokyo in 1995.

30. AFFET holding a hunger strike in front of the Indonesian consulate in Darwin 7 December 1995, Andrew McNaughtan standing on left (photo by Sally-Anne Watson)

31. Andrew McNaughtan, who had become convenor of the Australia East Timor Association (AETA) in Sydney, finally finding time to take out the garbage while preparing a photo exhibition about East Timor in Sydney in 1996 (photo by Jefferson Lee)

32. Andrew McNaughtan and Co-Convenor of Parliamentarians for a Free East Timor, Laurie Ferguson, at a photo exhibition about the situation in East Timor at Parramatta library 5/9/1996 (photo by Jefferson Lee)

33. Andrew McNaughtan is released from detention in Kuala Lumpur after the Asia Pacific Coalition for East Timor (APCET) conference in November 1996

34. Andrew McNaughtan, after being deported from Malaysia, as were all foreign participants of the APCET in Kuala Lumpur in 1996 (picture from The Australian)

35. Andrew McNaughtan addressing a rally calling for a free East Timor in Sydney in 1997 (picture from Green Left Weekly).

36. March 1997 in parliament house Canberra - opening of a photo exhibition curated by Andrew McNaughtan about Timorese support for Australian soldiers in World War 2. Andrew is on the left next to Alexandre Tilman, then Paddie Keneally who had fought in Timor. On the right is Vacy Vlazna, convenor of the East Timor Justice Lobby. "I was not allowed to put up the title of the exhibition", said McNaughtan. The exhibition had been entitled Your Friends Will Not Forget You: East Timor in World War Two, referring to a leaflet dropped by the Australian army upon leaving Timor in 1944 (photo from Vacy Vlazna and quote from Green Left Weekly).

37. Andrew McNaughtan with Buddha the dog and José, a Spanish supporter of Timor, in the grounds of Andrew's activist house, 25 Mosec St Ludmilla c.1996 (photo by Jude Conway)

38. Andrew McNaughtan's activist house, 25 Mosec St Ludmilla, Darwin.

39. Left to right: Andrew McNaughtan, Ilana Eldridge (back to camera), Sally-Anne Watson, Cesarina Rocha, Jude Conway and José Ramos-Horta (back to camera). AFFET meeting, Darwin June 1997

40. Andrew McNaughtan, now the Information Officer for the East Timor International Support Centre (ETISC) with ETISC media officer Sonny Inbaraj, at the Greens party AGM in Darwin June 1997 (photo by Vaughan Williams)

41. Dr Andrew McNaughtan seeing patients at a community clinic in Dili East Timor July 1997 (photo from Maria Dias)

42. Dr Andrew McNaughtan, Dr Kevin Baker and nurse Liz Baker seeing patients at a community clinic in Dili East Timor July 1997 (photo from Maria Dias)

43. Zésopol Caminha and Andrew McNaughtan at the 1998 APCET Conference in Bangkok (photo from laohamutuk.org/solidarity/exhibition.htm)

44. Andrew McNaughtan talking with other attendees at the APCET conference in Bangkok March 1998 (photo by Jude Conway)

45. APCET conference Bangkok March 1998 – Solteiro, Jude Conway and Andrew McNaughtan's back

46. In Jakarta March 1998. There had been a planned seminar on East Timor but it was closed down before it had got underway and the organisers were taken to the police station. Andrew McNaughtan, on the right, is talking to Goenawan Mohamad, editor of Tempo magazine (photo by Jude Conway).

47. Andrew McNaughtan's fair hair stands out in the middle of disappointed people who were not able to attend the planned seminar on East Timor in Jakarta March 1998 (photo by Jude Conway)

48. Andrew McNaughtan in Jakarta at Hotel Bumi Asih, March 1998 talking to young Timorese activists (l to r) Jose Cornelio Guterres from LBH legal aid organisation, Jose Manuel Ximenes and Filipe Rodrigues Pereira (photo by Jude Conway)

49. Andrew McNaughtan meeting with Timorese activists from the clandestine resistance organisation Renetil. Left to right: Mariano Sabino Lopes, Nino Pereira, Nono Hanjam, Andy at back, Alex Gusmão, Fernando 'La Sama' Araujo and Jose Cornelio Guterres from LBH. Hotel Bumi Asih, Jakarta, March 1998 (photo by Jude Conway)

50. Dr Andrew McNaughtan compiled the information and photos in the disturbing Human Rights Violations in East Timor brochure for ETISC in 1997. It was distributed around the world, including into Indonesia

51. Andrew McNaughtan with crutches (after a replacement hip operation due to an old motorbike injury) at a Darwin wedding in June 1998 (photo from Mena Mok)

52. Andrew McNaughtan in his house at Mosman preparing photos for one of many East Timor photo exhibitions he arranged (Sydney Morning Herald)

53. Andy McNaughtan and Jefferson Lee in Sydney

54. Andrew McNaughtan helping deliver rice for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sare, west of Dili in East Timor, July 1999 (photo by Jude Conway)

55. Andrew McNaughtan in front of the house that the 'Balibo Five' journalists painted the Australian flag on in October 1975, before they were killed by the Indonesian military in a house across the street. East Timor July 1999 (photo by Jude Conway)

56. A village burnt down by the Indonesian sponsored militia because the villagers went to register to vote in the referendum, near the Loes river, west of Dili, July 1999.

57. Andrew McNaughtan in Maliana in July 1999 with a very brave Timorese family who took a risk by accommodating him and the other activists (Sean Steele from Ireland and Jude Conway) for two nights. The father had been sleeping at the church every night for the previous 3 months because of the danger from Indonesian sponsored militia.

58. Outside of Maliana at the hamlet of Odomau Leten, Timorese guerrilla fighters (Falintil) and their families came down from the mountains to register to vote in for the UN-sponsored referendum. Australian activists went to observe the process. Andrew McNaughtan is at the back, July 1999 (photo by Jude Conway).

59. Andrew McNaughtan patting the puppy of one of the Falintil members waiting wait to register, July 1999 (photo by Jude Conway)

60. Jude Conway and Andrew McNaughtan meet with Taur Matan Ruak, the leader of the Falintil guerrillas, in his headquarters at the Falintil cantonment in Uaimori. East Timor, August 1999.

61. Jude Conway and Andrew McNaughtan with Taur Matan Ruak, the leader of the Falintil guerrillas, in his headquarters at the Falintil cantonment in Uaimori. East Timor, August 1999.

62. Australian activists meet with members of the National Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRT) in Aileu, August 1999. Andrew McNaughtan is at the back (photo by Lee Kirk)

63. Andrew McNaughtan talking to a member of Falintil in Aileu, August 1999 (photo by Lee Kirk)

64. Andy McNaughtan and CNRT members in Aileu, August 1999 (photo by Jude Conway)

65. Andrew McNaughtan talking to an Indonesian policeman in front of the Ainaro CNRT office, East Timor, August 1999 (photo by Lee Kirk)

66. Andrew McNaughtan talking to local Timorese in Ainaro, August 1999 (photo by Lee Kirk)

67. Jude Conway, Marie Mathews, Andrew McNaughtan and Sally-Anne Watson with the nuns they were staying with, in Samé on their way across the half island to reach Suai for referendum day. East Timor August 1999 (photo by Lee Kirk)

68. Marie Mathews, Lee Kirk, Andrew McNaughtan and Sally-Anne Watson with the nuns they were staying with, in Samé on their way across the half island to reach Suai for referendum day. East Timor August 1999 (photo by Jude Conway)

69. At the Indonesian police station in Suai on 31 August 1999. Andrew McNaughtan, Jude Conway and Sally-Anne Watson had to report to the station after being found with sample ballot papers in their car on 30 August - Referendum day. Andrew is talking to an Indonesian government journalist and behind him is an intelligence agent in charge of "foreigner control" (photo by Jude Conway).

70. Andrew McNaughtan with Sally-Anne Watson and Jude Conway near the back window of their car which was broken by a rock thrown by the militia on 30 August 1999. The militia had been instructed to intimidate the activists by the Indonesian police (photo by Pedro Pinto Leite)

71. Andrew with the rock thrown by the militia. It had broken the window and sent shards of glass flying into the back of the car where someone was sitting. Dili 1 September 1999 (photo by Jude Conway).

72. Andrew McNaughtan with a very helpful Australian consulate official and Jude Conway at the Indonesian police headquarters in Dili 1September 1999

73. Ceu Lopes Federer and Andrew McNaughtan releasing the first satellite photos of Dili burning at an East Timor International Support Centre press conference in Darwin on 13 September 1999 (photo by HT Lee)

74. Andrew McNaughtan speaking at a rally for East Timor in Sydney in 1999 (photo by Enrico Aditjondro).

75. Andrew McNaughtan at a rally in Sydney 1999 (picture from Green Left Weekly)

76. 'A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having' (Emma Goldman). Andrew McNaughtan dancing in his inimical style (picture from the Sydney Morning Herald).

77. Joan Simpson and Andrew McNaughtan at a farewell dinner for Englishwoman Maureen Tolfree, sister of one of the 'Balibo' journalists Sydney 2000 (photo by Jefferson Lee)

78. Launch of A Dirty Little War by John Martinkus, in Dili c2001. Left to right: Sebastian Guterres, Jim Dunn, John Martinkus, José Ramos-Horta, Jefferson Lee and Andrew McNaughtan is far right (photo by Vaughan Williams)

79. Jefferson Lee, Andrew McNaughtan and Geoffrey Gunn at the Dili launch of 'A Dirty Little War'. Geoffrey Gunn and Jefferson Lee wrote 'A Critical View of Western Journalism and Scholarship on East Timor'.

80. Andrew McNaughtan speaking at the Dili launch of A Dirty Little War by John Martinkus (picture from The Age)

81. Andrew McNaughtan with filmmaker David Bradbury in Darwin May 2001 (photo by Vaughan Williams)

82. Activist Vaughan Williams, Andrew McNaughtan and journalist Paul Toohey in Darwin May 2001

83. Journalist Paul Toohey, Andrew McNaughtan and filmmaker David Bradbury in Darwin May 2001 (photo by Vaughan Williams)

84. Andrew McNaughtan and activist Vaughan Williams Darwin May 2001 (photo by Vaughan Williams)

85. Activist on West Papua, Andy McNaughtan at a Greens party in Sydney c.2001. Andy was also active on the freedom for West Papua issue (photo by Jefferson Lee)

86. Andrew McNaughtan at home in Mosman (photo provided by the Andrew McNaughtan Foundation)

87. Photo provided by the Andrew McNaughtan Foundation

88. Andrew McNaughtan in a Dili cafe, 'As we remember him - at work with a twinkle in his eye, passion in his heart and commitment driving his soul' (words by Caroline Tapp and photo by Vaughan Williams)

89. Dr Andrew McNaughtan was one of the speakers at the Reconstructing East Timor conference in Sydney on August 30th 2002

90. Andy McNaughtan at Jefferson Lee's 50th birthday party January 2003

91. Jefferson Lee and Andy McNaughtan, both members of the Australia East Timor Association (AETA) in Sydney at Jeff's 50th birthday party January 2003

92. 'Timor Gap Oil and Gas - Don't Rob their Future' video by HT Lee with the assistance of Dr Andrew McNaughtan

93. Andrew McNaughtan and friends at Politics in the Pub in Sydney c2003

94. Alix Mandelson, unknown, Andy McNaughtan and José Ramos-Horta at the Sydney launch of Kirsty Sword Gusmão's book 'Women of Independence' November 2003

95. Andrew McNaughtan at the opening of the Timor-Leste embassy in Canberra in December 2003 (photo by Vacy Vlazna)

96. Andrew McNaughtan with Martin-Wesley Smith at the opening of the Timor-Leste embassy in Canberra in December 2003 (photo by Vacy Vlazna)

97. Andrew McNaughtan with composer Martin-Wesley Smith at the opening of the Timor-Leste embassy in Canberra in December 2003 (photo by Vacy Vlazna)