The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers of Walhallow - Part 5

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Posted on 28 September 2022

ANZAC Day 1934

The speeches continued: 

The Patriotism of those who fought and died for the Empire and Australia was, therefore, all the more to be honoured.

Members of Walhallow must have wondered why the ‘all’ did not see their loved ones included on the memorials in town.

Racism and exclusion denied many Indigenous men from having their names added to war memorials from both wars. By telling their stories we honour these men, for their service and sacrifice.

Past histories may have chosen to exclude, deny and segregate. Hopefully, this research can be used by the Walhallow and the greater community to Remember Them.

 

Author: Cate Hayton