Category Archives: WW1

FINDING FREDERICK PRENTICE

Frederick Prentice MM died in Katherine, Northern Territory on 22 November 1957 unknown and without family or friends. Using the fact that Prentice had told a fellow worker that he had served in World War One, the Acting Superintendent of … Continue reading

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MORE ABORIGINAL MEN AT GALLIPOLI

The list of men of Aboriginal descent who served and in some cases lost their lives at Gallipoli, compiled by David Huggonson and posted on 29 March 2014, contains the names of 32 men. A further name was added after … Continue reading

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SOUGHT: KEVIN GILBERT, ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIANS AND THE WAR OF INVASION

  Kevin Gilbert Courtesy Fairfax Press In early September 1991 Kevin Gilbert was photographed by Richard Briggs against the background of the Australian War Memorial. He carries a cross in almost Christ like manner as he walks towards Anzac Parade. However it … Continue reading

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JACK ALICK BOND: BOER WAR ABORIGINAL SOLDIER

Research earlier this year by Hamilton historian Peter Bakker has located another Aboriginal man who fought in the Boer war. Bakker has found that Jack Alick was in the pre-Federation New South Wales First Australian Horse – in addition to … Continue reading

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NON WHITE AUSTRALIANS AND THE AIF

Arthur Malcolm Quong Tart, Brisbane, 1917. Courtesy Lois McEvoy The public image of the men of the first AIF given currency by Charles Bean, the editor of the Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 and author of some of its volumes, was … Continue reading

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GALLIPOLI: ABORIGINAL MEN WHO WERE THERE

David Huggonson has been at the forefront of the movement for recognition of Aboriginal war service. Not only is he the author of numerous articles both journal and press which tell the story of Aboriginal men in the AIF but … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS – NEW YEAR AT WARANGESDA MISSION, NEW SOUTH WALES

Warangesda Mission 1883 The following account is based on reports of the New South Wales Aborigines Protection Board and entries in the Warangesda Mission Managers Diary. The authors of both sources are white officials and the picture they paint is … Continue reading

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