It had never occurred to me that after PNG, East Timor is Australia’s closest neighbour. Far closer than other neighbours we may be more familiar with such as New Zealand or perhaps Fiji. Australians can travel to the capital Dili on a comfortable modern jet from Darwin in less time than it takes to fly from Sydney to Melbourne.
Our neighbours in East Timor of course live in a very different neighbourhood. But the smiles and the welcomes are as warm as any we could hope for from our neighbours back home.
Please click on link below to read Malcolm’s Presentation to the parishioners at St Canice’s on Sunday 14th July.
Malcolm France presentation to St Canice 14 July 2019 – Malcolm France