Yarn Up participants

Patrick Mills

Patrick Mills

Patrick Mills joined the Navy in 1966 and was quite shocked and had a real awakening to the wider world and his place in it as a young Torres Strait Islander man and non-citizen in pre-1967 referendum Australia. The American civil rights movement at the time and its fight against racism had a...

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Ray Minniecon

Ray Minniecon

Ray Minniecon discusses the service of his brothers in Vietnam and also talks about the creation and development of the Coloured Diggers March in Redfern.

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Christine Morgan

Christine Morgan

Christine Morgan joined her mother Mary Browning and her sister Marcia Browning to talk about the World War 2 service of Mary’s husband Noel, and other family members who have served in both World Wars.

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Ricky Morris

Ricky Morris

Ricky Morris recounts his service in the reserves and the regular Army, including active service as an engineer in Timor-Leste and Afghanistan.

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Muki Muir

Muki Muir

Muki Muir talks about her pride in the service of her father William Muir and brother Ally Muir who served in World War 2 and Vietnam respectively. Muki also discusses her mother Hilda Joyce Muir’s pride and experiences after the war, including the death of her father and loss of the family home...

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Roy Mundine

Roy Mundine

Roy Mundine is a Bundjalung man from Baryulgil in New South Wales. Roy joined the Army in 1958 and served for over 36 years. He was a Section Commander in the infantry, Quartermaster and a Warrant Officer Class One, serving in Malaya, England, New Zealand and twice in Vietnam and Borneo. In 1987...

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Tommy Munyarryun

Tommy Munyarryun

Tommy Munyarryun speaks about his experience serving in NORFORCE since 1991. He is very proud to be a member of NORFORCE and in particular enjoys mentoring and supporting young indigenous recruits.

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Dorothy Murphy

Dorothy Murphy

Of South Sea Islander, Indigenous and European descent, Dorothy Murphy and Cecilia Stanley Taylor speak about their family’s history of service - Dorothy’s father and two brothers served in the army, and Cecilia served in the Women’s Royal Australian Air Force (WRAAF). Cecilia remembers only one...

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Dorothy Murray

Dorothy Murray

Dorothy Murray talks about her life growing up on Cape Barren Island, and the many family and community members who have served in the defence force across many conflicts. Dorothy discusses the reluctance of many to talk about their wartime experiences, and the racism in the commemorative...

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Richard Narwirr

Richard Narwirr

Richard Narwirr and Patrick Puruntatameri have both been in NORFORCE for approximately 20 years. They are proud of their work, and in this interview they talk about their experiences, the wide range of skills they have learned, the training they’ve undertaken, and the influence of extended...

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