Patricia Neal discusses the World War 1 service of her relative George Percy Wallace who was killed in action and is buried in Belgium. She also talks about her great uncle Gundi who served in World War 2 in Darwin. Gundi was treated poorly after his service, and as a result did not engage with Anzac Day. Patricia also discusses her research into family history and aboriginal service more broadly, particularly in relation to her work in teaching school children.
This interview took place on 16 June 2014 in Dubbo and was conducted by Professor Mick Dodson 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.
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