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Издательство: Aboriginal Studies Press
Автор(ы): Robert A. Hall
Год издания: 1995
Количество страниц: 234
Формат: pdf (e-book)
Размер: 5,09 mb
Thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people served their country during the Second World War and this book focuses on the experiences of six: Oodgeroo Noonuccal was a wireless operator whose brothers were prisoners of war; Reg Saunders served in Greece and New Guinea, as the first Aboriginal officer in the Australian Army, and later in Korea; Leonard Waters trained and served as the first Aboriginal fighter pilot; Charles Mene, a Torres Strait Islander, served throughout the war and was awarded the Military Medal in the Korean War; Saulo Waia, a pearl fisher, defended the Strait with fellow soldiers while non-indigenous people were evacuated; Other Islanders like Tom Lowah gave years of service and received lower pay than white servicemen.