Tyronne Bell

Tyronne Bell

Tyronne Bell speaks about his interest and research into the history of Ngunnawal service in the defence forces, which he traces back as far as World War 1 if not the Boer War. In particular, he speaks about his cousin Gus Briar who served and was killed in World War 2. Gus served as a gunner at Tobruk before being deployed to New Guinea, where he was killed by a sniper and buried in Lae. Tyronne also discovered the story of Samuel ‘Protest’ Brown, a relative who served in World War 1 including at Gallipoli in the ambulance service. Tyronne speaks passionately about his pride in the service of all indigenous men from Ngunnawal and surrounding country, and wants to see greater knowledge and recognition of this indigenous service, in particular he sees education as the key, to tell these stories to kids at school.

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