October 2017

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09
Oct
2017

Soldiers not Citizens: Indigenous service in the Australian defence forces 1899-2017

Emeritus Professor Joan Beaumont
In the past century, little was known of the service of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders Australians in the Australian defence forces. This was largely because for many decades the obligation to serve the nation was placed only on those men who were substantially of European...

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PNG soldiers from the 1960-70s
25
Oct
2017

Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75

Launched by: Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd)
Tristan Moss’s Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75 Cambridge University Press, 2017, is the first in-depth examination of the role played by Papua New Guineans in the Australian armed forces during the Cold War .

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bersheeba anniversary
30
Oct
2017

The Battle of Beersheba - myths and history,100 years on

Dr Jean Bou, The Australian National University
This public lecture will examine the battle of Bersheeba and the Australian role in it to challenge some myths and offer an insightful appreciation of the events and their place in history.

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