Issues: Aboriginals and war
'Mounted Police and Blacks' by Godfrey Charles
Mundy, depicting the killing of Aboriginals at Slaughterhouse Creek
by British troops
Why does the Australian War Memorial ignore the frontier war?
(archived from theguardian.com)
Should the battles between Australian Aboriginals and early
settlers, police and colonial military forces be featured in the displays at
the Australian War Memorial? (Archived version of The Guardian, 12 Sep
Appin Massacre (macarthuradvertiser.com.au, 17 Sep 2013)
Dr Brendan Nelson (Director, Australian War
National Press Club Address, 18 Sep 2013. Scroll down a little more
than half way for the question from Michael Brissendon commencing "Dr
Nelson, just a reflection..."
Lest we forget about indigenous disadvantage (Sydney Morning Herald, 22
"Indigenous disadvantage remains a problem for Australia
despite the national apology..."
Our shameful past: Australian Anzacs who were
treated like second class citizens upon their return (news.com.au)
Aboriginals enjoyed being
treated as equals when they fought as soldiers during World War 1, but this
equality did not continue upon their return home. (Note that the headline of
this news item should use the word "Anzacs" instead of "ANZAC's".)
Indigenous Anzacs need recognition and closure (bigpondnews.com, 22
April 2010 in treatyrepublic.net)
"Aboriginal people have represented Australia in every
single conflict since the Boer War, but they have been rarely recognised and
Recognising the Aboriginal Diggers the Country Forgot (ABC
Stateline WA, 25 April 2008)
Transcript of television program. "As thousands lined the
street to watch today's Anzac Day parade, there was one small group marching
to remember diggers who have been forgotten by this country. Hundreds of
Aboriginal veterans are buried without military recognition..."
The battle for recognition not yet won (The Standard, Victoria, 11
Attempt to have the contributions of some Aboriginal soldiers recognised. At
least 65 Victorian Aboriginals volunteered for World War 1.
Indigenous Diggers (archived
Arechived transcript from the ABC program George Negus Tonight,
broadcast 5 June 2004. "In this story we hear the stories of indigenous
Australian soldiers – the forgotten diggers and hear what it was like to go
to war as a black Australian and how this experience led them to agitate for
rights at home."
Back to Being Black (acmi.net.au)
Video of 3 mins 55 secs. John Lovett relates his father's 1917 World War 1
experiences and lack of being honoured after the war.
Indigenous Diggers (campgallipoli.com.au)
Draws attention to the performance equality of Aboriginal soldiers who
served at Gallipoli but notes their unequal treatment when they
returned to Australia. Also comments on the difficulty in estimating
the number who took part.
diggers and the battle for equality (abc.net.au)
Opinion contribution to the ABC's Drum website, by Dr Noah Riseman, followed
by a large number of comments. (25 April 2012)