William Hayward's interview in Perth

William Hayward discusses his extensive family history of service through the Farmer side of his family. Seven of his uncles served in World War 1, World War 2 and Korea. William explains his feelings on war, why he thinks his uncles went to fight, their treatment upon return and how they are remembered. William also discusses his thoughts on Vietnam – for which he was eligible, but his marble wasn’t drawn out.

This interview took place on 2 September 2015 in Perth and was conducted by Professor Mick Dodson, Dr Noah Riseman and Mr 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 viewed here by permission of the interviewee(s), William Hayward. 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.

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material - read more

Updated:  16 July 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, Serving our Country/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team