Facing Two Fronts: the fight for respect

24 March 2017 to 31 December 2017

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

Side profile portrait
Joe McGinness' service record ID photograph, 1942. (NAA: B883, DX977)

How did war become a platform for advocating the civil rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

Indigenous Australians have served in the Australian military since Federation. Their role was significant, yet largely unrecognised. For some, armed service provided equality. For others, discrimination.

Through the lens of military service and the stories of those who served, learn about Indigenous soldiers' fight for social justice. A digital exhibition at the Archives featuring extraordinary images and records from our collection and a series of stirring video portraits.

Please check our Events page for public events and to book a free guided tour of the exhibition.

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