Allen Lockyer's interview in Port Hedland

Allen Lockyer talks about his family’s extensive service during World War 2 – Allen’s father Edgar was one of five brothers who all served in World War 2 in the Royal Australian Air Force, only three of whom returned. Allen talks about his experiences living in Perth as a boy during the war, and his life since then. Allen also discusses his feelings about war in general and the memorial at Whim Creek to the five Lockyer brothers that his sister Doreen helped to develop.

This interview took place on 4 September 2015 in Port Hedland and was conducted by Dr Mary Anne Jebb and Dr Allison Cadzow 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), Allen Lockyer. 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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