Reflections

Giorgia Sala

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Melbourne
Round: 
Summer 2016

During February 2016, I was fortunate enough to complete an internship with the Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (OAAV) in the Department of Premier and Cabinet.  I was involved in a research project aimed at commemorating Aboriginal people from Victoria who enlisted for service in WWI.

Riley Watkin

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Melbourne
Round: 
Summer 2016

Little published information exists about the involvement of Indigenous Australians in World War I. A comprehensive record of the Aboriginal Victorians that served in the First World War is not readily available; their recorded histories are fragmented, incomplete, and are not collated.