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Plaque commemorates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who have served in the Australian armed forces. Their contribution began as trackers with the Australian contingent in the Second Boer War in South Africa (1899 - 1902).
Approximately 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders served with the 1st Australian Imperial Force in World War One. About one third of these were casualties and one a prisoner-of-war. During World War Two, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders served in the Australian Army 2nd Australian Imperial Force as well as in the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.
Since 1946, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have also proudly served with distinction as members of the Australian Defence Force in Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam, Somalia, Rwanda, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq.
|Address:||Treloar Crescent, Remembrance Park, Behind Australian War Memorial, 250metres north of Remembrance Driveway Cairn, Campbell, 2602|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.277778|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
THE ABORIGINAL PEOPLE
WHO SERVED IN
THE AUSTRALIAN FORCES