ABORIGINAL WW1 SOLDIERS: THE LIST GROWS
Since publication in 2011 of the first edition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander volunteers for the AIF: the Indigenous response to World War One, the names of fourteen more Indigenous volunteers have been added to the referenced list the book contains – seven from South Australia, four from New South Wales, two from Victoria and one from Western Australia, emphasising the ongoing nature of this listing. It is likely that the number of volunteers of Indigenous heritage is well in excess of 1000. In a number of cases, while names are known there is to date no related information which indicates an individual is Indigenous. Ongoing research could change this and allow these men to be added to those listed in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander volunteers for the AIF.
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I would appreciate any information which identifies additional men who volunteered for service so that they can be included in a future edition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander volunteers for the AIF: the Indigenous response to World War One. Photographs of Indigenous servicemen (whether or not identified by name) are also welcomed for reproduction with owner’s permission and acknowledgement.
Philippa Scarlett 1 January 2013