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Martha Christina Tiahahu: The 'kabaressi' heroine of Maluku

  • . Azis Tunny

    The Jakarta Post

Ambon | Sun, April 27 2008 | 12:48 pm
Martha Christina Tiahahu: The 'kabaressi' heroine of Maluku

PREMIUM A statue of Martha Christina Tiahahu stands 8 meters tall atop a monument dedicated to the freedom fighter in Ambon, Maluku. (JP/M. Aziz Tunny) While Raden Ajeng Kartini is known as a heroine of women's emancipation, other national heroines were freedom fighters, such as Cut Nyak Dien of Aceh. In Maluku, a brave young woman took up arms along with her male peers against colonizers of the D...

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