Black Diggers

Black Diggers


Tom Wright

Teachers and parents! Struggling with distance learning? Our Teacher Edition on Black Diggers can help.
Delivers a lengthy, undated monologue in the middle of Act One. He offers a sort of prototypical Aboriginal war story, elaborating on his sense of creeping madness in France and shock at watching his bunkmate get shot in the face and killed. In response, he mercilessly killed the German soldier responsible with his bare hands and was decorated for his efforts.
Get the entire Black Diggers LitChart as a printable PDF.
Black Diggers PDF

A Ghost Character Timeline in Black Diggers

The timeline below shows where the character A Ghost appears in Black Diggers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act One
War, Violence, and Shell Shock Theme Icon
In an undated scene, a ghost gives a monologue, explaining that he and his brothers, like his father, spent their lives... (full context)
Racism Theme Icon
War, Violence, and Shell Shock Theme Icon
History, Memory, and the Archive Theme Icon
Once, a bullet hit the ghost-narrator’s bunkmate in the face, killing the man. The narrator ran over and grabbed the German... (full context)