Black Diggers

Black Diggers


Tom Wright

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The First Australian Imperial Force, or the Australian force of more than 300,000 men sent to fight in World War One.
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AIF Term Timeline in Black Diggers

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History, Memory, and the Archive Theme Icon
...World War One. Their motives were varied, but they were treated as equals in the Australian Imperial Force and “forged bonds [with whites] that would sow the seeds of the modern reconciliation movement.” (full context)
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History, Memory, and the Archive Theme Icon
Ultimately, 2,000 of Australia’s 80,000 Indigenous people joined the AIF, and—for the first time in any domain of Australian society—served on equal footing with whites.... (full context)