Malcolm Terare speaks about his experience in the Navy in the 1970s. He discusses how much he enjoyed his time in the Navy, but also how racism was ever present and how he coped with this. Malcolm also speaks about his ongoing health issues since leaving the army, and expresses his dissatisfaction with his treatment by Government authorities in regard to his appeals for ongoing health and financial support he believes he is entitled too on the basis of his service experience.
This interview took place on 25 April 2015 in Tweed Heads and was conducted by Ms Magali McDuffie with Jackie MacDonald as part of the Australian Research Council-funded research project Serving our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia.
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