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Na-oorlogse discriminatie van Aboriginal soldaten

 
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BerichtGeplaatst: 07 Apr 2013 12:07    Onderwerp: Na-oorlogse discriminatie van Aboriginal soldaten Reageer met quote

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In the lead up to ANZAC Day, 7News has uncovered the discrimination faced by our indigenous soldiers.

Gary Oakley from the Australian War Memorial says at least one hundred indigenous soldiers fought and died for this country during World War One.

ďThese are the only ones we know about. There has got to be many, many more - so they did pay the supreme sacrifice," says Oakley.

Thirty of those soldiers died at Gallipoli.

ďMany of those who served at Gallipoli went on to France and Belgium and Egypt, and got killed there as well," says Oakley.

Those who survived, nevertheless suffered terrible injustice upon their return to Australia.

Percy Pepper was one of one thousand Aboriginal soldiers to serve in World War One.

"He enlisted while he was in Warnambool to go to war and I think the reason was because he really thought Australia was worth fighting for,Ē says his granddaughter Glenys Watts.

But Percy Pepper's ordeal after the war is just one chapter in a long, disturbing and little-known story about a national disgrace.

After returning from World War One, indigenous soldiers were banned from having a beer with the mates they fought alongside, excluded from soldier housing settlement plans and refused treatment for physical injuries and deep psychological scarring.
This year's Anzac Day will be a chance for all Australians to reflect on the shame of how indigenous diggers were treated after risking their lives to defend a country that had been taken from them.


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