Kevin Clarke and Hilary Saunder's interview in Portland

Kevin Clarke discusses his family history of service, including his father Gerald Clarke who served in the Voluntary Defence Corps at home during World War 2 and his Uncle Jim Clarke who served in Korea. Kevin is joined in the interview by Hilary Saunders, the daughter of revered aboriginal serviceman Reg Saunders. Together they discuss other indigenous servicemen and women they knew or know of, and their experiences growing up in families with fathers, uncles and brothers who served. They are both heavily involved in Anzac Day services and community work.

This interview took place on 6 March 2015 in Portland and was conducted by Dr Allison Cadzow and 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 listened to here by permission of the interviewee(s), Kevin Clarke & Hilary Saunders. 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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