Bajirru! there you all are, hello! From the Yanyuwa language of Balarinji’s origin community Borroloola NT
Jinangu awara wabarrangu barra kalu-wingka marnijinju wabudala kari-nguthundawabarrangu jinangu Australia li-wulu marnaji barra liyi-Yanyuwawu awara li-Marranbala li-Arrwangala li-Gudanji jinangu awara Burrulula marnaji yamulhu
Our Country we belong to is Borroloola. Yanyuwa, Marra, Gudanji and Garrawa people.We welcome everyone to this land Australia.
Yanyuwa elder Samuel Evans Jamika
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. are respectfully advised this website contains references, artworks and images of people who have passed
Department of Veterans' Affairs

Aboriginal public art installation

Laurie Nilsen

‘Goolburri’s on Foreign Soil’

2018, cast aluminium, barbed wire and steel,
Collection of Sir John Monash Centre

Ray Ken

‘Kulata Tjuta’

2017, synthetic polymer paint on linen,
Collection of Sir John Monash Centre

An estimated 700-1000 Aboriginal soldiers served in Australian Imperial Forces during World War I, with around 250-300 killed. They came from a section of Australian society with few rights, low wages, and poor living conditions, at a time when Aboriginal Australians were not considered citizens, and hence could not vote and were not counted in the Census. At the start of the First World War, the Australian government still applied the ‘substantially of European origin’ rule for military service. However, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were accepted because their racial background was overlooked if they had not lived in a tribal environment.

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