Serving our Country: Indigenous Australians, war, defence and citizenship

One of the major outcomes of the Serving our Country research project, 'Serving our Country:Indigenous Australians, war, defence and citizenship', has just been published by NewSouth Publishing.

Townsville Yarn Up

After flight disruptions due to Cyclone Ita, the project research team made it to Townsville in April 2014.

Thursday Island Yarn Up

At the Thursday Island Yarn Up, Rosie Ware spoke to us about her family’s World War II experience, about the men who served in the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion, and the women, children and other family members who had to cope on the outer islands home front while the men were serving.

Tweed Heads Yarn Up

Tweed Heads provided us with more than just welcome sunshine, by giving us a project record of 22 interviews completed in two and half days! Film Maker Magali McDuffie came to the rescue when our recording equipment was stranded at Sydney Airport due to cyclonic conditions, by filming the interviews for us.

Cherbourg Yarn Up

During NAIDOC week we visited Cherbourg and did some video history recording at the fantastic Ration Shed Museum.


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