Black Diggers

Black Diggers


Tom Wright

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A slang term for a soldier from Australia or New Zealand.

Diggers Quotes in Black Diggers

The Black Diggers quotes below are all either spoken by Diggers or refer to Diggers. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Australian Nationhood and Indigenous Dispossession Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Playlab edition of Black Diggers published in 2015.
Act One Quotes

HARRY: If you blokes have a beer with me then that’s a start.

STAN: What are you on about? We’d always have a beer with you.

FIRST WHITE SOLDIER: You’re as good as a white man, Harry.

Related Characters: Harry (speaker), Stan (speaker)
Page Number: 41
Explanation and Analysis:
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Diggers Term Timeline in Black Diggers

The timeline below shows where the term Diggers appears in Black Diggers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act Two
Racism Theme Icon
In a pub on Anzac Day in 1932, a pub worker kicks Archie and another digger out, even though they are dressed formally and even wearing their war medals, which the... (full context)
End Matter
Racism Theme Icon
History, Memory, and the Archive Theme Icon after the text of the play. First is “A Brief History of the Indigenous Diggers in World War I,” in which a researcher for the play, Dr. David Williams, explains... (full context)