First Australians who served in World War I

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a long and proud history of military and civilian service.

Seven men in army uniform sitting on bare ground surrounded by canvas tents and clothing draped over a wooden picket fence with an old stone building in the background.

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Veterans' stories: their words

We gather stories of ordinary Australians who've had extraordinary experiences serving in wars, conflicts and peace operations all over the world

Watch their oral histories

Fall of Singapore

Watch stories from Australian veterans who served in Malaya and Singapore during WW2. Some were taken prisoner and others served aboard naval ships.

Watch our short film