Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are
advised that these pages contain images and names of deceased people as well as links to pages
containing such material. Note to previous users:
The content previously on this page has been spread over four pages.
items you accessed before October 2012 on this page may have moved.
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...)
The Anzac Day legend & Coloured Digger Anzac march (creativespirits.info)
"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
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this link to an archived page.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:
a. Copy the above url.
b. Follow the steps under "How
to go straight to an archived page".
The background image of Private Archie Murphy
is taken from a photograph on page 6 of the
Resource Book, for which it is provided by Marie Smith