FIGHTERS FROM THE FRINGE

Author(s): HALL ROBERT A.

Australia | Secondhand

Thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people served their country during the Second World War and this book focuses on the experiences of six: Oodgeroo Noonuccal was a wireless operator whose brothers were prisoners of war; Reg Saunders served in Greece and New Guinea, as the first Aboriginal officer in the Australian Army, and later in Korea; Leonard Waters trained and served as the first Aboriginal fighter pilot; Charles Mene, a Torres Strait Islander, served throughout the war and was awarded the Military Medal in the Korean War; Saulo Waia, a pearl fisher, defended the Strait with fellow soldiers while non-indigenous people were evacuated; Other Islanders like Tom Lowah gave years of service and received lower pay than white servicemen.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780855752866
  • : Aboriginal Studies Press
  • : Aboriginal Studies Press
  • : January 1995
  • : 250mm X 175mm X 19mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : HALL ROBERT A.
  • : Paperback
  • : 940.5315039915
  • : 226
  • : colour & b/w photos