Alec Campbell was another Australian boy who lied about his age. He enlisted as a 16-year-old.

Alec Campbell was another Australian boy who lied about his age. He enlisted as a WWI

It seeks to highlight the untold story of the Indigenous Australians who served in the armed forces during the First World War.

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

An unidentified Indigenous soldier. It seeks to highlight the untold story of the Indigenous Australians who served in the armed forces during the First World War.

Aboriginal land was confiscated to be given to ex-servicemen as part of the “soldier settlement” scheme. | 18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

Studio portrait of 2436 Private (Pte) Harry C Murray, Light Horse Regiment. Pte Murray of Taroom, Qld, worked as a stock and station hand prior to enlisting on 2 June He embarked for .

Slavery existed in Australia. Australia was built on Slavery. Aboriginal people taken prisoner after the 1926 Forrest Creek Massacre.

Slavery existed in Australia. Australia was built on Slavery. Aboriginal people taken prisoner after the 1926 Forrest Creek Massacre.

Studio portrait taken on their wedding day of 50246 Trooper William Allen and his bride, the former Miss Madeline Ferguson. Trooper Allen, originally from Darwin, served in the 11th Light Horse Regiment.

WWI: Studio portrait taken on their wedding day of 50246 Trooper William Allen and his bride, the former Miss Madeline Ferguson. Trooper Allen, originally from Darwin, Australia, served in the Light Horse Regiment.

Private Walter Lane (or Lance) Franklin.

Private Walter Lane (or Lance) Franklin.

NSW servicemen portraits, 1918-19 - Alfred Duroux

NSW servicemen portraits, 1918-19 - Alfred Duroux

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

Private Alfred Jackson Coombs (front row, centre) served at Gallipoli in the Australian Heavy Battery.

Harry Thorpe was born at the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Mission Station near Lakes Entrance, Victoria. He was married and working as a labourer when he enlisted in the AIF in February 1916. Posted to the 7th Battalion, he joined the unit in France in July. He would become an accomplished front-line infantryman. In his first action, Thorpe went into the terrible fighting at the battle of Pozières and was soon seriously wounded. The following year he was again wounded in action on the Hindenburg…

Harry Thorpe was born at the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Mission Station near Lakes Entrance, Victoria. He was married and working as a labourer when he enlisted in the AIF in February 1916. Posted to the 7th Battalion, he joined the unit in France in July. He would become an accomplished front-line infantryman. In his first action, Thorpe went into the terrible fighting at the battle of Pozières and was soon seriously wounded. The following year he was again wounded in action on the Hindenburg…

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

Trooper Frank Fisher, the great grandfather of Olympic gold medallist Cathy Freeman, enlisted in the AIF in 1917 and was stationed in Egypt during He returned to Australia in July 1919 and became a famous rugby league player, dubbed King Fisher.

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

Contains pictures of deceased Indigenous persons. 18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

Private Gilbert Williams was discharged from the AIF in 1917 after being found “medically unfit for further service” - according to his family, it was due to the colour of his skin.

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