CHART was founded by John Waddingham and Pat Walsh in November 2000.
CHART’s establishment followed a 12-month conversation between Waddingham & Walsh, stimulated in the first instance by Walsh’s 1999 paper on East Timorese access to Timor documentary materials held overseas.
This and other CHART foundation papers are accessible here:
Between 2000-2010, CHART work was largely conducted by John Waddingham on a voluntary basis as time and personal resources permitted.
In 2011, CHART Inc became an incorporated association in the State of Victoria to enable it to seek funding for its work – especially to accelerate plans to digitise Australian-held Timor materials for universal access.