By Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial
In March 1885 a 770-man New South Wales military contingent was despatched to the war in the Sudan. The contingent was farewelled by an estimated two in every three Sydneysiders.
This work by Jacky Green (b. 1953) reveals the legacy that a wartime story continues to play in the lives of the Indigenous people from the Borroloola region.
Violet Lloyd married Alan Glover on 7 June 1941, just five days after he enlisted in the Second AIF. After a ten-day honeymoon Alan began basic training at Puckapunyal, Victoria. He was assigned to the 8th Division and embarked for Malaya on 30 July. It was to be the last time the couple saw each other.
The logo displayed on these badges became a well-known symbol of the anti-Vietnam war protest.
I saw the recruits as everyday superheroes. They had this incredible power ... they wanted to stand up in their communities and be proud and strong.
Tony Albert, March 2013
Curator: Laura Wiles, Curator - Photo, Film and Sound