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These stories explore the racism that underpinned discrimination towards Indigenous Australians before and after World War I. How can events in history influence the present and future direction of a democracy?

How were Indigenous war veterans treated upon their return from service?

Back to Being Black

John Lovett

Recommended for Year 9, 10 and 11. John talks about his father's experience of fighting in World War I in the 15th Machine Gun Battalion in 1917 and his bitter experience of not being honoured upon his return to Australia.

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Regardless of our birthplace, who tells us we belong?

Between Generations

Rebecca Phillips

Rebecca Phillips talks about her Macedonian and Aboriginal heritage. She compares the immigrant and Indigenous experiences of becoming a citizen of Australia.

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