Black Diggers

Black Diggers


Tom Wright

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An agency responsible for granting land to returned soldiers in exchange for their service, which plays an important part in Act Two of Black Diggers, when Mick Dempsey learns that his ancestral lands in the Western District of Victoria are being given away to white veterans, but Aboriginal veterans are virtually blocked from receiving land.

Soldier Settlement Commission Quotes in Black Diggers

The Black Diggers quotes below are all either spoken by Soldier Settlement Commission or refer to Soldier Settlement Commission. 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 Two Quotes

For you the war’s over. What’s starting to dawn on me is that, for us, it’s never going to end.

Related Characters: Mick (speaker)
Page Number: 75
Explanation and Analysis:
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Soldier Settlement Commission Term Timeline in Black Diggers

The timeline below shows where the term Soldier Settlement Commission appears in Black Diggers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act Two
Australian Nationhood and Indigenous Dispossession Theme Icon
Racism Theme Icon
...a public meeting in the Western District of Victoria in 1922, a worker from the Soldier Settlement Commission explains to three farmers that the government is appropriating some of their land to give... (full context)