Tab Pittman's interview in Newcastle

Tab Pittman talks about his uncles, Clarence, James and Laurie, who all served in World War 2. Tab was closest with Laurie and feels both pride and sadness as Laurie came home with shrapnel in his back and suffered pain for the rest of his life, although Tab believes he was well looked after by authorities. Tab also talks about the Upper Hunter and Wonnarua Country where the uncles hailed from and Tab expresses great pride in his family’s history of service, and indeed great respect for all who go to war for their country.

This interview took place on 11 March 2014 in Newcastle and was conducted by Dr Allison Cadzow as part of the Australian Research Council-funded 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), Tab Pittman. 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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