Black Diggers

Black Diggers


Tom Wright

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Polygon Wood Term Analysis

The site of a major battle in Western Belgium, near Ypres and Passchendaele. Harry fights alongside and meets Stan here.

Polygon Wood Quotes in Black Diggers

The Black Diggers quotes below are all either spoken by Polygon Wood or refer to Polygon Wood. 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
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Polygon Wood Term Timeline in Black Diggers

The timeline below shows where the term Polygon Wood 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
At the 1917 battle of Polygon Wood , three white soldiers, one of whom is named Stan, ask Harry what he will... (full context)