Indigenous War Veterans

Indigenous volunteers were treated like normal cannon fodder in WWI & WWII because they were needed but after each war they were not acknowledged, by the RSL, even by other diggers, for their efforts. GOT PICs? POST THEM TO HASH #INDIGENOUSVETS ON TWITTER & I'LL UPLOAD THEM
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.@ABCNews24 Nov 11 Over 1,000 Indigenous Australians served in #WW1 despite being unable to vote #RemembranceDay Pic: @statelibrarynsw

Nov 11 Over Indigenous Australians served in despite being unable to vote Pic:

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Aboriginal Platoon December 1940 Number 9 Camp, Wangaratta photographer unknown Reproduced courtesy of the Australian War Memorial

Indigenous soldiers at Number 9 camp at Wangaratta, Victoria 1940-12.

Indigenous soldiers at Number 9 camp at Wangaratta, Victoria

The artwork was commissioned at a ceremony in Hyde Park on November 8, 2013.

The artwork was commissioned at a ceremony in Hyde Park on November

Pastor Ray Minniecon with the Yininmadyemi sculpture in Hyde Park.

INDIGENOUS servicemen and woman who fought for Australia have been honoured with a new memorial in Hyde Park.

#Indigenousvets Living Black: S18 Ep7 - Diggers Memorial

There are calls for a national memorial to officially recognise the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander soldiers.

#Indigenousvets The performance space in which Wesley Enoch’s play Black Diggers is being performed at the Brisbane Festival is a large black box. It features a raised stage in the middle which proves versatile for battlegrounds…

The performance space in which Wesley Enoch’s play Black Diggers is being performed at the Brisbane Festival is a large black box. It features a raised stage in the middle which proves versatile for battlegrounds…

#Indigenousvets Police prevented a black ex-serviceman from joining the main Anzac parade in Canberra, because he was marching to acknowledge his people's war dead. A former Aboriginal ex-serviceman who’s great un... http://winstonclose.me/2015/04/28/this-day-is-not-for-you-police-stop-black-digger-from-marching-for-frontier-wars-written-by-amy-mcquire/

#Indigenousvets Police prevented a black ex-serviceman from joining the main Anzac parade in Canberra, because he was marching to acknowledge his people's war dead. A former Aboriginal ex-serviceman who’s great un... http://winstonclose.me/2015/04/28/this-day-is-not-for-you-police-stop-black-digger-from-marching-for-frontier-wars-written-by-amy-mcquire/

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