VIETNAM vet Gary Oakley is not surprised few people know about a "secret service" of indigenous Australians who fought in wars dating back to colonial times.

VIETNAM vet Gary Oakley is not surprised few people know about a "secret service" of indigenous Australians who fought in wars dating back to colonial times.

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

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

Anzac Day | I Was Only 19 songwriter John Schumann pens tribute to indigenous soldiers

Anzac Day | I Was Only 19 songwriter John Schumann pens tribute to indigenous soldiers

Coloured Digger on Anzac Day displaying his medals.

Coloured Digger on Anzac Day displaying his medals.

Ray Finn representing the Australian Light Horse at the Coloured Diggers Anzac march.

Ray Finn representing the Australian Light Horse at the Coloured Diggers Anzac march.

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

Black Diggers, a play written by Tom Wright and directed by Wesley Enoch, premieres at the Sydney Festival on January

Black Diggers

Black Diggers: challenging Anzac myths

Black Diggers

Indigenous Naval personnel

Indigenous Naval personnel

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