Dr Noah Riseman will talk on Indigenous Australian participation in the armed forces, and how this can contribute to new understandings of national identity.
Indigenous Perspectives Information Session
Thursday, 11 June 2015 12:00pm to 1:00pm (AEDST)
‘Over 1000 Indigenous Australians fought in the First World War. They came from a section of society with few rights, low wages, and poor living conditions. Most Indigenous Australians could not vote and none were counted in the census. But once in the AIF, they were treated as equals. They were paid the same as other soldiers and generally accepted without prejudice’: Australian War Memorial.
This Indigenous Perspectives Information Session by ACU’s Dr Noah Riesman discusses his research on how Indigenous Australian participation in the armed forces can contribute to new understandings about Australia's national identity and the role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have played to shape the nation.
This session will be conducted via video conference at all campuses and there is no cost for attendance. Please be in your local campus video conference room five minutes prior to the starting time:
Brisbane Campus – Room AC.22
North Sydney Campus – VC Room Level 16 Tenison Woods House