The Bombing of Dili

Post written by Susan Connelly
4 March 2021
It’s 79 years since the bombing of Dili, Portuguese Timor. (Darwin was also bombed.) It’s high time we Australians remembered with sorrow the terrible loss of Timorese lives during World War 11. Tens of thousands died as a direct result of helping our Australian soldiers. See graphic here.
There was a rally outside Linda Reynolds’ Office in Perth on Friday 19th February. The Defence Minister was chosen because of the WWII connection. Here’s an image of the event.   And here’s the advertisement in the newspaper.