The Resource Queensland's indigenous servicemen of the First World War

Queensland's indigenous servicemen of the First World War

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Queensland's indigenous servicemen of the First World War
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Queensland's indigenous servicemen of the First World War
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This digital story explores the contribution and experiences of Indigenous Queenslanders during the First World War. Despite the oppressive policies and practices of the Protection Era, between 1,250 and 1,500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women volunteered for the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), and approximately 300 were from Queensland. Indigenous Queenslanders tried to enlist for a variety of reasons, and Indigenous Languages Coordinator Desmond Crump discusses the effect of the Defence Act (1909), which excluded from service 'those who were not of 'substantially European origin or descent'. In 1917 the Act was amended to so that 'half castes' could enlist. While this increased Indigenous recruitment, it did not guarantee Indigenous soldiers any of the rights afforded their non-Indigenous comrades after the war, and they returned to a life of restriction and discrimination
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  • Crump, Desmond
  • Browne, Chris
  • The Picture Club
  • Australian War Memorial
  • National Archives of Australia
  • State Library of New South Wales
  • Australia
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  • State Library of Queensland
  • Aboriginal Australian soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Australia
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Queensland's indigenous servicemen of the First World War
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https://vimeo.com/122699609
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Viewed on 21/04/2014
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • two-dimensional moving image
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1 online resource (web page)
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computer
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rdamedia
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System requirements: World Wide Web and media player required to play vimeo videos
Label
Queensland's indigenous servicemen of the First World War
Link
https://vimeo.com/122699609
Publication
Note
Viewed on 21/04/2014
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (web page)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System details
System requirements: World Wide Web and media player required to play vimeo videos

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    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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