Jonah Thingle's interview in Darwin

Jonah Thingle talks about his nine years in NORFORCE and emphasises the positives of his experience as being out on country and getting to share his knowledge of the land with soldiers from other places. He also talks about the difficulties of being a Countryman away from home, particularly for new recruits, and how important is to have other people around to help Countrymen adjust and deal with these difficulties.

This interview took place on 11 August 2016 in Darwin and was conducted by Dr Allison Cadzow and Ms Siobhan McDonnell 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), Jonah Thingle. 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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