Bonnie Clarke's interview in Warrnambool

Yvonne ‘Bonnie’ Clarke briefly discusses her father, Norman John Clarke, who served in World War 2. Bonnie remembers as a child that her father would often go AWOL while based in Melbourne, and military police would visit their house looking for him. Bonnie also briefly recalls other Indigenous men from her family and the area who served including Reg Rawlings and Tommy Clarke.

This interview took place on 5 March 2015 in Warrnambool and was conducted by Professor Mick Dodson and Dr Allison Cadzow with Craig Greene 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.

The interview recording above is made available to be listened to here by permission of the interviewee(s), Bonnie Clarke. 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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