Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around the country each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The week is celebrated not just in Indigenous communities but also in government agencies, schools, local councils and community organisations.
Here are a few archive/history themed links for NAIDOC week.
More Than Service: Black Diggers and The Great War
In commemoration of the centenary of the First World War the History Council, NSW and Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre, UTS, invite you to a symposium about the contribution of ‘Black Diggers’ to the war effort and how their service changed social and economic relations on the home front.
Records show that more than 800 Aboriginal men enlisted, eager to fight on behalf of their country: they served in this conflict on equal terms, successfully breaking down cultural barriers by forming friendships with those they fought side by side. The participation of Aboriginal Servicemen in the First World War held immediate implications for families and communities on the home front.
When: Thursday, 10 July 2014 from 10:00 am to 03:00 pm
Where: State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street , Sydney
Cost: General Free
Department of Veterans Affairs honours indigneous servicemen and women
As we approach the centenary of the First World War the Indigenous Champion Project is proudly honoring the service and sacrifice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Servicemen and women by sharing with you their wartime stories.
Read their stories
Finding Indigenous communities in the State archives
This site brings together all our resources that can help you identify, access and use State archives that relate to Indigenous people.
Learn more on the website