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Between 1890 and 1893 Ten Kate travelled and collected numerous materials in the west and centre of Timor Island; in 1893-94 the first results of his field anthropometry were published as articles in L'Anthropologie then the main French journal on racial science.
Timor Island, therefore, extends a lesson to the broader understanding of the emergence of swidden agriculture by showing how the pre-colonial and early colonial 'agricultural system' was refashioned to become the characteristic maize-dominant swidden system of the late-colonial period (Fox 1977).
During the 1975-99 Indonesian occupation of East Timor, Indonesia accepted Australia's argument that the Timor Trough should separate Australia from Timor Island. Now independent East Timor wants the international standard of median of halfway distance to determine the sea boundary between the two countries.
The demarcation of their 172-kilometer land border on Timor Island was carried out on the basis of a 1904 convention between the Netherlands and Portugal on delimitation of their colonial possessions on the island and a subsequent 1914 arbitral award.
Snyder said that since CPS began working in Indonesia in 1957 it had established dose ties with the local church on Timor island. Church personnel were helping with food distribution, "and it's through them that we have access to the camps at all," he said.
''We have dispatched members of Mobile Brigade (police elite unit) from the nearby regencies of Ende, Ngada and Bajawa and will dispatch an elite police force tomorrow from Kupang (in the nearby Timor Island) to Ruteng to calm the situation down,'' Aritonang said.
A joint statement issued after the talks, which were also participated in by Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda, said both sides agreed to carry out demarcation of the 172-kilometer land border between East Timor and the Indonesian half of Timor Island based on a 1904 convention between the Netherlands and Portugal on delimitation of their possessions on the island and a subsequent 1914 arbitral award.
During the Monday meeting, both sides agreed to carry out demarcation of the 172-kilometer land border between East Timor and the Indonesian half of Timor Island based on a 1904 convention between the Netherlands and Portugal on delimitation of their possessions on the island and a subsequent 1914 arbitral award.
But life in the Indonesian half of Timor Island, day by day, is getting more difficult for the refugees.
Militia members in Indonesia's half of Timor Island pose the greatest threat to East Timor's security.
19 on the East Timor island of Atauru, north of the East Timor capital Dili.