Aboriginal soldiers stand at the entrance of the Wangaratta Showground during the changing of the guard. These soldiers are part of the special platoon of Aboriginal soldiers at Number 9 camp Wangaratta, Vic. 1940-2
Australian War Memorial: P02140.004
Standing in formation in front of the Australian War Memorial during a ceremony in 2012.
Photo John Paul Janke
Special platoon of Aboriginal soldiers, all volunteers, at Number 9 camp Wangaratta, Vic. 1940-2 Australian War Memorial: P02140.002
Aboriginal men employed by Department of the Interior, assisting with the construction of a powerhouse at Alice Springs, 17.12.1942
Australian War Memorial: 028353
The Australian Aboriginal League float in the 1947 May Day procession protested the conditions in which Aboriginal people found themselves on return from the Second World War.
Australian War Memorial: P01248.001
Aboriginal men and boys row ashore supplies for an RAAF base in North Australia. The RAAF set up many small bases near missions in North Australia for protection and to enable early detection of Japanese air raids.
Australian War Memorial: 015456
Sgt. Leonard Waters of the 78 Squadron, RAAF, in the cockpit of a P40N Kittyhawk, possibly ‘Black Magic’, 1944-5
Australian War Memorial: P01659.001
A squad of Melville Island men, enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy for special duties such as locating stranded airmen and Japanese mines. Photographer: William Donald Martin
Australian War Memorial: 062344
Victor Blanco showing his mates some TSI culture in England - August 1940. Photo: John Paul Janke
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