Author: Jolliffe Jill
In this updated edition of the book that was originally published as Cover-Up, and on which the film Balibo is based, Jill Jolliffe reveals previously hidden details of one of the most shameful episodes in Australia's history. In doing so, she brings to light new material about Roger East, and details the 2007 Glebe inquest into the death of Brian Peters.
The result of over 30 years of personal investigations and tireless research, Balibo provides a unique first-hand account of the deaths of the five journalists and of Roger East. Jolliffe argues that the Australian government and its Western allies were always aware of the circumstances of the killings of the Balibo Five, as they came to be known, and that their cover-up of those details was a key factor in Indonesia's decision to invade and occupy East Timor.
Part memoir, part history, this searing book is as much an indictment of the Balibo killers as it is of Australia's role in East Timor's recent tragic history.