Our mob served

A History of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories of war and defending Australia

Allison Cadzow & Mary Anne Jebb

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Our Mob Served presents a moving and little-known history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander war time and defence service, told through the vivid oral histories and treasured family read more

Our Mob Served presents a moving and little-known history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander war time and defence service, told through the vivid oral histories and treasured family images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This unique book shares lively and compelling stories of war, defence service and the impact on individuals, families and communities, sometimes for the first time.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have not forgotten their involvement in the national histories of war and service.

"The 180 stories are diverse, but they frequently have a common core. Enlistment was often difficult, though once achieved was met with equality and mateship rather than discrimination. Post-conflict treatment was far less equitable. However, most have a very favourable memory of their defence service.
- Mike O’Brien, The Royal United Services Institute of Victoria

 

Production Details
  • Paperback
  • 230mm x 170mm x 25mm
  • 320pp
  • Released February 2019 
  • ISBN 9780855750718
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About The Author

Allison Cadzow is an historian and researcher. She has co-authored several works including Rivers and Resilience: Aboriginal people on Sydney’s Georges River (2009) with Heather Goodall and co-edited and contributed chapters for Nelson Aboriginal Studies (2013) with John Maynard and Brokers and Boundaries: Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory (2016) with Tiffany Shellam, Maria Nugent and Shino Konishi.

Allison has worked at University of Technology, Sydney developing a website, community history exhibition and publications about cultural diversity and park use. She has also worked in curatorial at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra and was a research associate and research fellow at the Australian National University.

Mary Anne Jebb has written, edited and compiled several historical works of non-fiction, including the award-winning book Blood Sweat and Welfare: A History of White Bosses and Aboriginal Pastoral Workers, (2002 reprinted 2014) which received the Hancock Award for History and was short listed for several literature awards.
She edited and compiled Emerarra: A Man of Merarra published in 1996 and Mowanjum: Fifty Years Community History in 2008. She is known for her histories of inclusion that reinterpret and enrich written historical records through collaborative oral history. She is an Honorary Research Fellow in History at the Australian National University and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
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Cover image: 'The Last Stand' by Lee Anthony Hampton

 

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