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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Too Dark for the Light Horse : Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People in the Defence Forces : Resource Book : Memorial Box 03
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'Educational material developed for the Museum-in-a-box scheme; includes case studies from the First, Second and Vietnam wars; documents; background historical material and a list of suggested activities for students; case studies profile; William Reginald Rawlings, Douglas Grant, Reginald Saunders, Leonard Waters, Charles Mene, Don Beale, Gary Oakley; suitable for secondary students.' (Source: TROVE)



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* Contents derived from the Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:Australian War Memorial , 1994 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Coloured Diggeri"He came and joined the colours", Sapper H E "Bert" Beros , single work poetry war literature

During World War Two, Sapper Bert Beros wrote this poem about one of his comrades, Aboriginal soldier, Private West, who attacked a Japanese machine-gun pit single handed. (Too Dark For the Light Horse, 1994) This poem was one of the inspirations behind the inaugural Coloured Diggers March.

(p. 8)
Note: Includes an introduction about the poem.
They Were Foremost Australian Soldiers: An Oral Account of Aboriginal and Thursday Island Soldiers Who Served In Malaya and Vietnam: 1957 to 1967, O. M. Carroll , single work oral history

'An oral account is presented relating to the nine Aboriginal and Thursday Island soldiers' that the author served with. They were good soldiers, two gave their lives for this country. One was awarded a posthumous Mentioned in Despatches. Finally, they were proud of their regiment and their regiment was proud of them.' (Source: Abstract)

(p. 19-22)
Note: Authors note: Reprinted from Aboriginal History, 16:1, 1992 with permission of the author.

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