Indigenous veteran exhibition honours contribution, fight for justice continues

Apr 22, 2013, 06:10 AM

The Hamilton Art Gallery is currently hosting a Shrine of Remembrance exhibition celebrating the contribution of Indigenous Australian soldiers to wars, from the Boer War to the present.

Two of the most celebrated families in the exhibition are from south west Victoria: the Saunders family and the Lovett family.

While Reg Saunders was, significantly, the first ever Indigenous Australian officer in the army, the Lovetts hold the distinction of having more family members serve their country in various wars than any other family in the Commonwealth.