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Author Hall, Robert A. (Robert Anthony), 1947- author

Title The Black diggers : aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in the second World War / Robert A. Hall
Published Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 1989
©1989

Copies

Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  940.530899915 Hal/Bda 1997  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  940.530899915 Hal/Bda 1997  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
 MELB  940.530899915 Hal/Bda 1997  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Description xv, 228 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
regular print
Contents Black diggers: the digger legend and the inter-war period -- Neither necessary nor desirable: the struggle for the right to enlist -- A community at war: Torres Strait Islanders answer the call -- A change in attitutes?: enlisted Aborigines and islanders -- We fight blurry Japs alonga you...': Aboriginal de facto servicemen -- 'Treat a man as a dog...': Aborigines as a security threat -- Indispensable to the war effort: Army labourers in the Northern Territory -- Angles with wings: the isolated aborigines lend a hand -- They proved themselves
Summary Includes review of involement in World War I and postwar; World War II service included overseas action, army labour corps, coastwatches, guides and guerilla training in Australia; relations with missionaries and service personnel at remote mission stations; military perceptions of possible Aboriginal- Japanese collaboration
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-219) and index
Notes Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Subject Australia. Australian Army -- Aboriginal troops
Aboriginal Australians.
Aboriginal Australian soldier
Aboriginal Australian soldiers -- Northern Territory
Aboriginal Australian soldiers
Aboriginal Australians -- History.
Soldiers -- Australia.
Soldiers, Aboriginal Australian
Torres Strait Islanders.
Soldiers, Black -- Australia.
Torres Strait Islanders -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Aboriginal Australian
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Australian aboriginal
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Australian Aboriginal
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Torres Strait Islander
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Torres Strait Islanders
World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area -- Aerial operations, Australian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Papua New Guinea -- Personal narratives, Australian.
Australia -- Armed Forces -- Aboriginal Australians -- Biography.
Australia -- Armed Forces -- Aboriginal Australians -- History.
Australia -- Armed Forces -- Aboriginal Australians.
Australia -- Armed Forces -- Minorities -- History.
Australia -- Armed Forces -- Minorities.
Australia -- Armed Forces -- Torres Strait Islanders -- History
Australia -- Armed Forces -- Torres Strait Islanders
Australia -- Armed Forces.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Bernard Hames Collection
LC no. 89084071
ISBN 004520005X
9780045200054