October 1994: Backpacker David Wilson and two fellow travellers killed by Khmer Rouge rebels in Cambodia.
April 1995: Australian-Swiss citizen released after being held by anti-government forces in Sierra Leone.
November 1996: Sudanese militia release Sydney nurse Maree Worthington and two others after holding them for five weeks.
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December 1997: Western Australian oil worker released after being held captive by disgruntled villagers in Nigeria.
This interesting article sums up the Australian hostages that have been held overseas within the past decade. It’s a quick timeline, no analysis, and no doubt written after the recent Australian kidnapping in Iraq. Log in info: AustraliaBlog and BootsnAll if you can’t see the article.