While we take a moment on ANZAC Day to remember those who sacrificed for their country, let’s make sure we don’t forget ALL those who contributed.
Why not complement the more traditional ceremonies by learning more about the Indigenous contribution to our defense at home and overseas. Reconciliation Australia has some excellent information and suggestions to commemorate ANZAC Day. Or experience history live and in person at Black Diggers, a new play directed by Wesley Enoch and written by Tom Wright. Opening in September as part of the Brisbane Festival.
Find out more about Indigenous Australians at war through a fascinating collection of photos and other resources provided by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies. Some items included are available right now from QUT Library including Defending whose country?: indigenous soldiers in the Pacific war by Noah Riseman and Indigenous service: investigating the wartime experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from the First World War to the present: a resource for primary schools by Jennet Cole-Adams and Judy Gauld.
If you are at QUT Library at 11 a.m. this ANZAC Day please join us for a minute of silence to honour all the diggers.