role in WWI revealed (Archived from archive.eniar.org) The Mercury, 13 April 2004, in
archive.eniar.org At first, army regulations banned Aboriginals from
signing up to fight in World War 1 but this restriction was relaxed in May
Indigenous Australian Soldiers (guides.sl.nsw.gov.au)
Refers to why many Aboriginal Australians signed up to fight in World War 1
and makes the same comments made in many other references about equality as
a soldier versus inequality once home again.
Aboriginal Soldiers of World War 1(linc.tas.gov.au) Aboriginal soldiers generally experienced
equality with other soldiers during the war but after the war they
experienced inequality again and received little support.
Interview with Gary Oakley (abc.net.au) 5, 11 Mar 2015
Gary Oakley, the Australian War Memorial's Indigenous liaison officer,
discusses Indigenous soldiers at Gallipoli and the challenges they faced
when they returned to Australia. You can watch and listen to the interview,
or just read the transcript by clicking on "Transcript".
Aboriginal Writing (Blog article) (indigenoushistories.com)
"Letters and writing in WW1 service records." Scroll right down for a letter
written by George Aitken to his mate. (The paragraphs begin "Just a
little..." and "Goodbye old man...")
the 19 images of World War 1 Aboriginal soldiers presented
on the ABC's
We will remember them
web page. (Image acknowledgment:
Australian War Memorial)
A radio program that paid tribute to the
estimated 800 Aboriginal men who served in World War 1. Download the
or view the transcript.
The program includes
comments by Philippa Scarlett, author of the following books on
Aboriginals who participated in World War 1: ●
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander volunteers for the AIF:
The Indigenous response to World War One (Second Edition 2012),
by Philippa Scarlett.
The Lock family in World War
One: how service records contribute to Darug history,
by Philippa Scarlett. See
Indigenous Australians and World War I (Skwirk.com.au Interactive
Information about Indigenous Australians and World War I, the
historical context, and the aftermath.
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