Serving our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia was a four year Australia Research Council (ARC) linkage grant, which documented the historical contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian defence and auxiliary services from the Boer War to 2000.
Community Yarn Ups held around the country were a vital part of the Project. These oral history recording sessions were structured to allow individuals to tell their story, their way, and these histories are helping us to present a richer, deeper history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders service. View Participant profiles and interviews and much more on our Yarn Up pages.
Serving Our Country has been generously supported by industry and research partner organisations: Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Department of Defence, Australian War Memorial, National Archives of Australia, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Qantas, University of Newcastle and the Australian Catholic University.
Video, audio and events
Click on the link below to access all Serving our Country video and audio podcasts, and detail on all past project events.