Dorothy Peters

Dorothy Peters

Dorothy Peters discusses the service of her father Vincent and brother Harry who both served in World War 2. Vincent was captured by the Japanese and died as a PoW working on the Burma railway, while 16 year old Harry lied about his age to sign up and fought in New Guinea. Harry returned from the war but the experience clearly affected him for the rest of his life. Dorothy also speaks about her reconciliation work over the last 40 years, in particular her work with the local RSL where she has been instrumental in helping the organisation to better recognise and embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s defence service.

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