Tony Brown

Tony Brown

Tony Brown was the senior curator of Indigenous Culture at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery for many years and as part of this role he worked on an exhibition called ‘For Freedom and Honour’, which looked at Aboriginal servicemen from Cape Barren and Flinders Islands who served in World War 1. In this interview Tony speaks about these servicemen which include some of his close family members. Tony discusses many issues and questions including what might have driven these men to enlist, what was the effect of their service, absence - and of course for many death- on family and community at home, and for those servicemen who did return, how did their war experiences affect the remainder of their lives back home. He also talks about his childhood memories of service-related objects in his family including a relative’s ‘Death Penny’.

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