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Defending country : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service since 1945, Noah Riseman and Richard Trembath

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Defending country : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service since 1945
Title
Defending country
Title remainder
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service since 1945
Statement of responsibility
Noah Riseman and Richard Trembath
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few Australians realise the extent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in the military. Many enlisted before they had the right to vote, to drink alcohol or even to receive equal wages. Defending Country is the first book to document the unique experiences of Indigenous men and women since the Second World War. Using compelling personal narratives and rigorous archival research, it explores how military service impacted the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruits. It also reveals how their involvement in Australia's defence contributed to the advancement of Indigenous rights. Historians Noah Riseman and Richard Trembath examine what motivated Indigenous people to sign up, their experiences of racism in the armed forces, the challenges in returning to civilian life and the role of the Australian Defence Force in promoting Reconciliation. Defending Country is an important addition to Australia's military history studies and offers a fascinating insight into little-known wartime experiences. -- back cover
Cataloging source
ANL
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1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riseman, Noah
Dewey number
355.00899915094
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Trembath, Richard
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  • Cook, David
  • Fisher, Cec
  • Saunders, Reginald Walter
  • Hill, Richard
  • Sambo, Sarob
  • Mene, Charles
  • Gordon, Sue
  • Maloney, Steve
  • Quakawoot, Makel
  • Prosser, Phillip
  • Mallard, Frank
  • Shaw, Jacqueline
  • Australia
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Torres Strait Islanders
  • Aboriginal Australian soldiers
  • Torres Strait Islanders
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Defending country : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service since 1945, Noah Riseman and Richard Trembath
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Defence reforms and opportunities: 1946-64 -- The RSL and Australian Indigenous veterans -- Indigenous service and Vietnam -- Skilling Indigenous women: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the women's services -- Racism, Indigenous people, and the Australian armed forces -- A changing defence force and reconcilliation -- Epilogue: commemorating Indigenous service -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
000057062269
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 243 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780702253997
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits;
System control number
(OCoLC)935988472
Label
Defending country : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service since 1945, Noah Riseman and Richard Trembath
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Defence reforms and opportunities: 1946-64 -- The RSL and Australian Indigenous veterans -- Indigenous service and Vietnam -- Skilling Indigenous women: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the women's services -- Racism, Indigenous people, and the Australian armed forces -- A changing defence force and reconcilliation -- Epilogue: commemorating Indigenous service -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
000057062269
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 243 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780702253997
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits;
System control number
(OCoLC)935988472

Library Locations

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      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
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