Indigenous Servicemen and Women to be honoured in National Register PDF Print E-mail
ABOVE: INDIGENOUS SERVICEMEN IN DARWIN DURING WORLD WAR II
ABOVE: INDIGENOUS SERVICEMEN IN DARWIN DURING WORLD WAR II
FOR many years now, the Yugambeh people of South East Queensland have honoured all Indigenous servicemen and women who served in defence of their country, at an annual memorial service at Burleigh Heads.

Support for the commemoration grows each year, and a national register is being compiled, with information coming from family members rather than relying on official service records. It's known that there were people who did not want to identify themselves as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander at the time of enlistment because of the discriminatory regulations of the Defence Act.
We are asking for your help in identifying the people in the photo above. This picture, with the letter overleaf, was sent to the Yugambeh Museum by George Pollock, who served with indigenous servicemen in Darwin during World War II.

If you can help to identify any of the people in the photo, could you please contact the:
Yugambeh Museum Tel (07) 3807 6155 Fax (07) 3807 6144

If you would like to include members of your family in the register, please fill in the form overleaf and return to:

Yugambeh Museum
Cnr Martens St and Plantation Rd
Beenleigh Q 4207
or fax on the number above.