Joyce Summers' interview in Tweed Heads

Joyce Summers discusses the service of her father Charlie Morgan in World War 1 in France. Charlie joined the Army as an auxiliary, serving six months before being discharged. He then joined the regular Army, serving in France without the knowledge of the Queensland Aboriginal Protection Board, but When the Board found out they demanded part of his allotment. While in France Charlie’s mother died, and he was later wounded. Charlie returned home, but left Queensland largely to escape the Board. Joyce did not have a close relationship with her father, but investigated his service for her grandchildren, who march on Anzac Day.

This interview took place on 22 April 2015 in Tweed Heads and was conducted by Dr Allison Cadzow with Craig Greene and Magali McDuffie 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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