The Australia Research Council linkage project Serving Our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia (LP120200327) is supported by the following industry and research organisations:

The Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is a celebrated place of intensive research, education and policy engagement. ANU is home to an interconnected community of scholars. The University is located in the heart of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. It houses the National Centre for Indigenous Studies (NCIS) which coordinates the Serving Our Country project.

The Department of Veteran Affairs Australia logo

The Veterans’ Affairs portfolio is responsible for carrying out Government policy and implementing programs to fulfil Australia’s obligations to war veterans and their dependants.

DVA website

Link direct to the ‘I am – an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander veteran’ on the DVA website here.

The Australian Department of Defence

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is constituted under the Defence Act 1903, its mission is to defend Australia and its national interests. In fulfilling this mission, Defence serves the Government of the day and is accountable to the Commonwealth Parliament—which represents the Australian people—to efficiently and effectively carry out the Government’s defence policy.

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

National Archives of Australia

The National Archives of Australia can best be described as the memory of our nation – collecting and preserving Australian Government records that reflect our history and identity.

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is the national research and collecting institution for information and research about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, past and present.

AIATSIS website


Founded in the Queensland outback in 1920, Qantas has grown to be Australia’s largest domestic and international airline. Registered originally as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited (QANTAS), Qantas is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia.

The University of Newcastle

The University aspires to be a global leader in each of its spheres of achievement. Through engagement with our partners, the University will deliver world-class innovation to support the development of strong regional communities.

The Australian Catholic University logo

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public not-for-profit university funded by the Australian Government. It is open to students and staff of all beliefs.

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Updated:  16 July 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, Serving our Country/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team