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

This important book explores the war effort of Aboriginal and Islander Australians during the Second World War, and the reasons their contribution has gone unrecognised for so long. For the very first time, here is a comprehensive account of the work of black Australians during the years when their country faced the Japanese threat. Despite suspicion and prejudice they earned a place within the digger legend.

Dr Bob Hall has unearthed previously unscrutinised records in Commonwealth and State archives, and travelled throughout Australia interviewing Aboriginal, Islander and white Australians.

Publication Details
Name of Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Place of Publication: Canberra
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 0855753196
Publication Year: 1997
Publication Frequency: Other
Subject Covered: Modern history; Indigenous peoples; Social Sciences (General)