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We visited this with victims of the protese, some who had been shot, imprsioned and tortured. That the Australian Government allowed this to happen with no consequence was a sad reflection of their true values.Worthy of a reflective visit
We visited this place with a history tour guide- a young woman from JDN - a youth organisation.
Santa Cruz cemetery has much history, but most famous is the massacre of 200 student attending the memorial service for student protester Sebastian Gomes in November 1991....More
Well worth either researching a little before going or taking a guided tour from some local uni students to get the full importance of visiting this place. .the tour we went on encompassed many important sites and was well worth the knowledge .the students talked...More
The cemetery is a must visit whilst in Dili.
Our Timorese guide quickly took us to the grave of Sebastion Gomez who was shot by Indonesian militia and told us of the tragic tale of over 200 mainly young Timorese who were also shot by...More
Every Timorese is eager to tell about the history of their country, massacre from Indonesia and very special time that has set up a scar in each family. The cemetery is really worth visiting to understand the history and culture of this beautiful country, as...More
Santa Cruz cemetery presents the ornately beautiful graves that the Timorese are famous for. In that sense, one could easily spend an hour or more examining the graveyard. But there's also an over-riding sense of sadness (and also outrage) that this was the scene of...More