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The Black diggers : Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in the Second World War

Author: Robert A Hall
Publisher: Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aboriginal Australians - A comprehensive account of the work of Aboriginal and Islander Australians during the Second World War and the reasons their contributions have gone unrecognised for so long.
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Hall
ISBN: 0855753196 9780855753191
OCLC Number: 37913852
Notes: Originally published: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 1989.
Description: xv, 228 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Black diggers: the digger legend and the inter-war period --
Neither necessary nor desirable: the struggle for the right to enlist --
A community at war: Torres Strait Islanders answer the call --
A change in attitutes?: enlisted Aborigines and islanders --
We fight blurry Japs alonga you...': Aboriginal de facto servicemen --
'Treat a man as a dog...': Aborigines as a security threat --
Indispensable to the war effort: Army labourers in the Northern Territory --
Angles with wings: the isolated aborigines lend a hand --
They proved themselves.
Responsibility: Robert A. Hall.

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Aboriginal Australians - A comprehensive account of the work of Aboriginal and Islander Australians during the Second World War and the reasons their contributions have gone unrecognised for so long.

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