All of us in the East Timor archives, history and research communities have lost one of our most treasured resource people. Kevin Sherlock devoted the second half of his life to finding, collecting and then selflessly and enthusiastically sharing knowledge, historic and current literature and archival materials about Timor.
We dedicate this page to his life, work and memory by providing information or links to items by or about Kevin. We start the ball rolling with a pointer to our 2011 article about Kevin. We will add material over coming days and invite readers to offer further information or reflections.
CHART Profile, June 2011
See this brief profile on Kevin Sherlock arising from a visit to his home in 2011. The piece includes a link to Kevin’s own account of how he began and conducted his Timor-life’s work.
Kevin willed his extensive research collection of books and papers to the Charles Darwin University Library. Access to the collection must wait until it is arranged, described and catalogued by the Library.
Kevin’s incomplete 2002 shelf list of his provides a useful insight into the extent of his collection.
Some of Kevin’s extensive collection of books can now be seen in the CDU library catalogue. See here (sorted by earliest date first).
We present here a few samples of Kevin’s work from his early Timor years. These samples come from the archives of Melbourne’s Timor Information Service (1975-84).
Bibliography, January 1976
Probably one of Kevin’s earliest circulated lists of his emerging bibliography
Gazetteer, April 1977
Self-constructed location guide to place names on widely known Portuguese Timor map
Letter to John Waddingham & Maurice Heading, 1977-10-07
List of published sources on Timorese anthropology
Timor study tour to Portugal, January 1981
Narrative account of research in Portugal, February-December 1980
Collection Acquisitions List, January 1981
Materials collected in Portugal during 1980 study tour
Letter to John Waddingham, 1982-11-07
Subjects: Senate Inquiry, land ownership & use, Indonesian publications
Collection Acquisitions List, January 1983
Covers period July-December 1982. Includes lists of Collection newsclippings, photographs, posters & covering letter to John Waddingham.
Jose Ramos-Horta [2014-10-08]
Tempo Semanal [2014-10-07]
ETAN Timor List [2014-10-7/10]
Sunday Territorian, Darwin [2014-10-19]