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Vietnam veteran Mick Markham being interviewed by Michael Dodson and Allison Cadzow for the Serving Our Country project at his home in Pine Creek, Northern Territory, 14 September 2015. Photograph by Craig Greene.

Serving Our Country participant profiles and interviews

15 December 2017

You can now view over 180 Serving Our Country Participant profiles and interviews on the Yarn U

Len Waters, 1940s, Courier Mail.

WWII RAAF veteran Len Waters included in the Australian Dictionary of Biography

22 May 2017

Leonard Victor Waters (Len) (1924–1993), shearer and airman, was born on 20 June 1924 at Euraba Aboriginal Mission near Boomi, New South Wales … Len enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF

William Rawlings, a Victorian Aboriginal man who enlisted at Warrnambool on 14 March 1916. Serving in the 29th Battalion on the Western Front, Rawlings was awarded the Military Medal for his feats during successful advances along Morlancourt Ridge on 28-29 July 1918. Ten days later he was killed in action at Vauvillers (Image AWM).

Aboriginal Enlistment During World War I

09 May 2017

A century ago in May 1917, the Australian Army issued a Military Order stating that “half castes may be enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force providing that the examining Medical Officers are s

Aerial view of the Parramatta Central Business District in the western suburbs of Sydney. (AAP)

Sydney interviews 2017

05 May 2017

In May 2017, the project returned to Sydney to conduct some further interviews, including with Val Hinton

The Roll of Honour now at St Mary's Mission church listing the five Lovatt Brothers who served in WW1. Photo: Joe Armao

The lost souls of Condah who joined the Anzacs

24 April 2017

A bad season was coming. Drought was slinking from the north when the boys from Condah began trooping off to the recruiting office … Lake Condah shrank to a puddle.

(l to r) Mr David Fricker – Director General NAA, Professor Mick Dodson – CI SOC. ANU, Mr Paul House – Ngambri custodian.

Professor Mick Dodson launches new exhibition at the National Archives of Australia

24 March 2017

Professor Mick Dodson opened a new exhibition at the National Archives of Australia (NAA) in Canberra today.

Joe McGinness' service record ID photograph, 1942. (NAA: B883, DX977

Facing Two Fronts: the fight for respect

22 March 2017

How did war become a platform for advocating the civil rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

Detail from plaque 'Ngarrindjeri Anzacs', Raukkan Gallery, Artist: Kerry Giles.

Aboriginal WWI digger to be brought home

06 March 2017

Australian Associated Press reports today that an Aboriginal WWI soldier whose remains have lain in an unmarked grave in Adelaide for nearly a century will be reburied near his home with full milit

From the right: Melon Henda, Ginger Moreen, Harry One and Brownie Wilson, Darwin, December 1943. AWM 062344

Defending Country: Indigenous Service

25 October 2016

A special issue on Indigenous Service, the latest edition of Wartime (No.


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