Black Diggers

Black Diggers


Tom Wright

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The former name of Cherbourg, a settlement where Indigenous people from around Queensland were forced to move, and where Ern grew up.
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Barambah Term Timeline in Black Diggers

The timeline below shows where the term Barambah appears in Black Diggers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act One
Australian Nationhood and Indigenous Dispossession Theme Icon
Racism Theme Icon Ernest Hopkins—goes to sign up for the Army. Upon learning Ern was born in Barambah, however, the Recruiting Corporal shouts that “you can’t come in here” because “you’re not a... (full context)
Act Two
Racism Theme Icon
War, Violence, and Shell Shock Theme Icon the Queensland reservation called Cherbourg where they grew up (back when it was called Barambah), Ern and Norm sit by a fire. Ern complains that his remaining arm has started... (full context)