For Country, for Nation

Shields at the entrance to the exhibition | ABC News: Narda Gilmore

Shields at the entrance to the exhibition | ABC News: Narda Gilmore

For Country, for Nation

23rd September 2016

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A major exhibition in honour of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ military service in times of war and peace launched on Thursday at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples fought in the Boer War, World War I, World War II, on the front line at Pearl Harbour, and in all conflicts in which Australia has participated since.

Entitled For Country, for Nation, the exhibition features over 60 specially commissioned works by artists from across Australia, as well as two installations by Victorian-based weavers Aunty Glenda Nicholls and Aunty Clair Bates.

Click here for all the details on the ABC News site.

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