Aboriginal people have a proud history of fighting in armed conflicts for Australia, however initially were forbidden from joining the Army for conflicts such as World War I. It was only when the situation in Europe became more desperate and extra manpower was required that Aboriginal people were permitted to enlist.
Despite sharing a common bond and equality on the battlefield, Aboriginal servicemen and servicewomen that survived the conflicts were subjected to injustice and inequality when returning to Australia.
This mural pays tribute to local Aboriginal people who represented Australia in war, and is a partnership between Greater Shepparton City Council, Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation, Rumbalara Cooperative and Shepparton RSL.
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