Serving Our Country
After decades ofsilence, Serving Our Country is thefirst comprehensive history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people'sparticipation in the Australian defence forces.
WhileIndigenous Australians have enlisted in the defence forces since the Boer War,for much of this time they defied racist restrictions and were denied fullcitizenship rights on their return to civilian life. In Serving Our Country Mick Dodson, John Maynard, Joan Beaumont, NoahRiseman, Alison Cadzow, and others, reveal the courage, resilience, and traumaof Indigenous defence personnel and their families, and document the longstruggle to gain recognition for their role in the defence of Australia.
Publication Date: 02-Apr-2018
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing