Francis Lovegrove's interview at Raukkan

Francis Lovegrove discusses his family’s history of service including his father’s uncle’s service in France during World War 1 and his brother’s two tours of Vietnam. Francis also discusses the history of life on Raukkan mission, including the restrictions on movement and drinking placed on Aboriginal people by the Protector and how returning servicemen, from the 2 World Wars and the Korean conflict in particular, resented the rule of the Protector.

This interview took place on 13 April 2015 in Raukkan and was conducted by Professor Mick Dodson and Professor John Maynard as part of the Australian Research Council-funded project Serving our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia.

The interview recording above is made available to be viewed here by permission of the interviewee(s), Francis Lovegrove. The recording may not be copied, reproduced or communicated in whole or in part without the prior permission of the interviewee(s). Requests for permission for use of this material should be made to the Serving our Country research project: our contact details.

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