- Serving Our Ccountry: Indigenous Australians, War, Defence and Citizenship
Serving Our Ccountry: Indigenous Australians, War, Defence and Citizenship
*Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that deceased people are represented throughout this publication.*
After decades of silence, Serving Our Country: Indigenous Australians, War, Defence and Citizenship is the first comprehensive history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s participation in the Australian defence forces.
While Indigenous Australians have enlisted in the defence forces since the Boer War, for much of this time they defied racist restrictions and were denied full citizenship rights on their return to civilian life. In Serving Our Country Mick Dodson, John Maynard, Joan Beaumont, Noah Riseman, Alison Cadzow, and others, reveal the courage, resilience, and trauma of Indigenous defence personnel and their families, and document the long struggle to gain recognition for their role in the defence of Australia.
Details: Non-fiction, published 2018.
Format: Soft cover, 448 pages.
Dimensions: 23.4 cm (h) x 15.3 cm (w) x 3.8 cm (d) / 794 grams.