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Indigenous servicemen: their contribution (australiangeographic.com.au)
Outlines how participation in World War 1 was an escape from
racism for many Aboriginals, makes special mention of World War 2 soldier
Reg Saunders and the strong contribution of Torres Strait
Too Dark for the Light Horse:
Resource Book [pdf
here and choose Save Target As...)
Anzac Day Coloured Digger
"This article focuses on Australia's Aboriginal war veterans
and the Coloured Digger march which started in 2007." Includes the following
- Black Anzac by Cecil Fisher
- The Coloured Diggerby Sapper Bert Beros, a non-Aboriginal
soldier in WWII. The poem is written about an Aboriginal soldier, Private
Indigenous Australians at War exhibition (premier.tas.gov.au)
Tasmanian government media release in which Guy Barnett refers to the
numbers of Tasmanian Aboriginals who participated in World War 1 (as far as
is known), World War 2 and the Vietnam War.
Schumann - On Every Anzac Day (youtube.com)
Official music video. The song pays special tribute to
Australia's indigenous soldiers, by John Schumann who is best known for his
Vietnam song 'I was only 19'.
Black ANZAC: A resource collection (NATSVIEW, National Aboriginal &
Torres Strait Islander Educational Website). This link was not working on 17 Oct 2012. Try
this link to an archived page. If that doesn't work, use the
instructions below on the following url: http://www.natsiew.edu.au/site/resources/history/black_anzac_a_resource_collection.aspx
a. Copy the above url.
b. Follow the steps under "How
to go straight to an archived page".