Untold Story: Unrecognised Indigenous soldiers

Jan 02, 2015, 08:05 PM, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

The First Nations Soldiers were equals on the battlefield, but when they returned, they were not given the recognition or entitlements that they deserved.

Once forgotten, the Aboriginal and Islander people who went off to fight for Australia in the First World War have been getting increasing recognition a hundred years later. But many of the stories of soldiers who had to hide their true identity to fight are still untold. Some of their names are still not honoured in the Australian War Memorial, despite their active service.

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