Black Diggers

Black Diggers

by

Tom Wright

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Maori – Term Analysis

The indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. In an anonymous letter, a veteran explains that he decided to pass as Maori instead of Aboriginal (because he has a Chinese ancestor) and received less trouble in Australia after the war by doing so.
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Maori – Term Timeline in Black Diggers

The timeline below shows where the term Maori – appears in Black Diggers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act Two
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...the war. In the third, a veteran reveals that he has decided to pass as Maori and leave the farm where he has been working, since he is being treated even... (full context)