All stories

Whim Creek memorial to the Lockyer brothers, 122 km south west of Port Hedland (Image: Craig Greene)

Port Hedland Yarn Up

03 September 2015

Following the WA Yarn Ups in Perth and Albany

Vernice Gilles in front of the story about her Uncle Jack Coyne at the Western Australian Museum, Albany (Image: Craig Keesing)

Albany Yarn Up

01 September 2015

The Serving Our Country Yarn Up team decided to ‘go west’ in September 2015. To hear as many stories as possible in this massive state, we split into two recording teams.

Koori Mail

Research Into Our Service Personnel

28 August 2015

An article that appeared in the Koori Mail on Wednesday 26th March 2014 featuring Professor Mick Dodson and Professor John Maynard.


NAIDOC week honours

08 July 2015

“There’s nothing comprehensive that looked at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service nationwide,” says Professor Mick Dodson who is leading a new research project “Serving Our Country” to fi

(L to R) Clarence Williams, Claude McDermott, Reuben Chadburn and and Jackie McDonald (Image: Craig Greene)

Tweed Heads Yarn Up

25 April 2015

The Tweed Heads Yarn Up was held 22-25 April 2015, with over 20 interviews conducted at the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre & the Tweed Heads RSL.

(L to R) John Pearson, Verna Koolmatrie, Major Sumner, Professor John Maynard, Clyde Rigney and Professor Mick Dodson at Raukkan Community (Image: Craig Greene).

Raukkan Yarn Up

13 April 2015

The Raukkan Community Yarn Up was held on 13 April 2015.

South Australian Yarnups

South Australian Yarnups

10 April 2015

Serving Our Country - Community Yarn Up in Port Lincoln, South Australia today on Level one of the Port Lincoln Hotel, 1 Lincoln Highway.

South Australian Yarn Ups 8- 14 April 2015 decorative image

Adelaide and Port Lincoln Yarn Ups

08 April 2015

South Australian Yarn Ups 8-14 April 2015

Lake Condah Mission (Image: Craig Greene)

Victorian Yarn Ups and interviews

02 March 2015

Victorian Yarn Ups 2-7 March 2015

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Defending Country

02 December 2014

We have spoken with many Delegates and heard story, celebrations and coming together around recognition and remembrance.


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