Black Diggers

Black Diggers


Tom Wright

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An antiquated, derogatory term for people with mixed racial or ethnic descendance, which in Australia specifically referred to people with one Aboriginal and one white parent.
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Half-Caste Term Timeline in Black Diggers

The timeline below shows where the term Half-Caste appears in Black Diggers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...formally excluded. Some managed to enlist anyway, and in 1917 the law changed to allow “half-castes” to join. (full context)