George Pitt's interview in Port Hedland

George Pitt talks about his Torres Strait Islander family’s history of service in the armed forces, including that of his brother Richard who served in Vietnam, his father Donald who served in the Navy during World War 2, and both his maternal and paternal grandfathers who also served, as did his traditional father James. George brought along a number of historic photographs and books in which these family members who have served feature.

This interview took place on 4 September 2015 in Port Hedland and was conducted by Professor Mick Dodson 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.

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