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The Resource No less worthy : acknowledging Western Australian Aboriginal men in World War I, Aboriginal History WA and the Western Australian Museum

No less worthy : acknowledging Western Australian Aboriginal men in World War I, Aboriginal History WA and the Western Australian Museum

Label
No less worthy : acknowledging Western Australian Aboriginal men in World War I
Title
No less worthy
Title remainder
acknowledging Western Australian Aboriginal men in World War I
Statement of responsibility
Aboriginal History WA and the Western Australian Museum
Title variation
Acknowledging Western Australian Aboriginal men in World War one
Contributor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At the outbreak of war in August 1914, thousands of men from across the nation flocked to recruiting centres to sign up to serve in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). This figure includes approximately 1,200 Aboriginal people. The lives of these men as civilians were often fraught with difficulty due to the attitudes and policies of the time. Despite legislative barriers to exclude people not of ̀substantial European descent' from serving, 135 Aboriginal men with ties to Western Australia are known to have volunteered in World War I, including 83 who actively served, 50 who were rejected and three who contributed in an unofficial capacity - one of whom had previously been rejected. The motivations for volunteering were varied. We can assume that many who signed up saw it as an opportunity not to be missed, rallied on by the press that portrayed war service as fulfilling a sense of duty and patriotism. Some were caught up in the excitement of the moment, or attracted by the thought of a regular wage, while others simply followed their mates - light-hearted, confident and curious. There were also those who may have seen it as a chance to unshackle the inequalities experienced in their lives. This publication provides a snapshot of volunteers who were prepared to sacrifice their lives for their country and their stories
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
  • 355.00899915094
  • 940.400899915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Western Australian Museum
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Aboriginal Australians
Target audience
adult
Label
No less worthy : acknowledging Western Australian Aboriginal men in World War I, Aboriginal History WA and the Western Australian Museum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
23458405
Dimensions
24 x 31 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
154 pages
Isbn
9781925040371
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019029834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
No less worthy : acknowledging Western Australian Aboriginal men in World War I, Aboriginal History WA and the Western Australian Museum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
23458405
Dimensions
24 x 31 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
154 pages
Isbn
9781925040371
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019029834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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