Acknowledgements

Hand-woven woman’s basket and tobacco holder
Hand-woven woman’s basket and tobacco holder.
Image: Elizabete Gomes
Source: Elizabete Gomes

Honouring Our Ancestors: Remembering Timor Leste was inaugurated at the Immigration Museum, Old Customs House, Melbourne, Australia. The Immigration Museum explores the stories and experiences of people from all over the world who have migrated to Victoria.

The Immigration Museum is part of Museum Victoria, which is Australia’s largest museum organisation. It is the state museum for Victoria, responsible for the care of Victoria’s collections, conducting research and providing cultural and science programs. It also operates Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and the Royal Exhibition Building.

Through its Community Exhibition Program, the Immigration Museum explores the different communities that have contributed to the making of modern Australia. Honouring Our Ancestors: Remembering Timor Leste was developed by Immigration Museum in collaboration with the Timorese Association of Victoria.

Community Exhibition Committee
Cecilia Domingas Sequeira Gonçalves
Elizabete Lim Gomes
Maria Teresa Freitas Xavier
Ana Cristina S Gonçalves
João Justino A Silva
Maria do Carmo Morato
Aquino Gonçalves
José Barbosa
And Maria Tence, Peg Fraser, Sandra Khazam

Thank You
We gratefully acknowledge those who have provided support for this exhibition, the individuals and families who have contributed their personal stories, artefacts and memorabilia. This exhibition is an achievement that will record the valuable contribution of the East Timorese community to making Australia a rich and diverse society.

Elizabete Lim Gomes
Filomena Beatriz Freitas
Berta Ferreira Santos
Maria Teresa Freitas Xavier
Cecilia Domingas Sequeira Goncalves
João Justino A Silva
Maria do Carmo Morato
José Nunes Lopes
Julia A Barbosa
José Barbosa
Amandio da Costa Gomes
Jorge de Araujo
Julieta dos Reis Mesquita
Felizberto de Araujo
Inês Araujo
Ana Cristina S Gonçalves
Fivo da Costa Freitas
Ildefonso Xavier
Cipriano Pina
Maria Isabel Pina
Robert Pina
Daniel Pina
Nahack Kali Pina
Isabela Pina
Agripina Pina
Celina Sousa da Costa
Carlos Benigno da Costa
Marla Isabel Sousa da Costa
Bia Veronica Sousa da Costa
Mario Aquino Gonçalves
Aquino Gonçalves
Armindo Gonçalves
Domingos Gonçalves
Dalida Aniceto Gonçalves
Isolino Aniceto Gonçalves
Carmelita Lim Gomes
Joya de Almeida Gomes
Rubie de Almeida Gomes
Teresa Santos Fraga
Lucas Fraga
Tatiana Santos
Simone Santos
Nelia da Cunha
Ashley Cunha
Raquel Cunha

Diogo Cunha
Montana Cunha
Alex Cunha
Tatiana Cunha
Paula Noronha
Kianni Noronha
Lucas Noronha
Dario Maia
Jessica Maia
Delugia Mesquita
Joshua Miles Hickman
Taylor Boyle
Ashley Boyle
Jaime Lobo
Angela Lobo
Pascoela Lobo
Sérgio Galucho
Maria Celeste Galucho
Denise Maria Florindo Rosa Boavida
Kirstie Oliveira
Gilman Florindo
José Florindo Oliveira
Giohani dos Santos
Ilda Felipe dos Santos
Sandra Freitas
Teresa Maria Serra
Jose Botelheiro

Additional thanks to:
Dr Prof António Manuel de Almeida Serra, photographer
Dr Prof Ruy Cinatti, Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Museu de Etnologia, Lisboa
Ross Bird, photographer
David Loram, photographer
Coro Sol Nascente
Australia-East Timor Association (AETA)
Comunidades de Língua Portuguesa Inc. (CLP), Portuguese Speaking Communities
Ross House Association