The Lost Diggers of Fromelles

A Joint Project by St Clare's College and St Mary's Cathedral College

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Letters from Indigenous soldiers in WW1

Letters from Aboriginal men who served Australia during the First World War are extremely rare.

But as the history of Aboriginal military service during the Great War is given greater attention, their firsthand accounts illustrate better than anything the sacrifice and the emotional cost of war.

The letters and postcards, some held privately, tell a moving, if laconic, story tinged with longing, gallows humour, bravado and sadness.…


Added by Michael Burden on April 25, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

What do You Know About the Diggers of Fromelles?

As a form of pre-test I want you to list everything you know about the diggers who fought at Fromelles and came to be buried in the mass grave at Pheasant Wood.

Added by Michael Burden on June 9, 2010 at 21:30 — No Comments

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