Facing Two Fronts: the fight for respect

9 August 2017 to 31 January 2018

National Archives of Australia
Northern Territory Archives Centre
Kelsey Crescent
Millner NT 0810

Front profile portrait
Joe McGinness' service record ID photograph, 1942. (NAA: B883, DX977)

How did war become a platform for advocating the civil rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

Indigenous Australians have served in the Australian military since Federation. Their role was significant, yet largely unrecognised. For some, armed service provided equality. For others, discrimination.

Through the lens of military service and the stories of those who served, learn about Indigenous soldiers' fight for social justice.

This digital exhibition features extraordinary images, stirring video portraits, and original records from the Archives’ Darwin collection and the Northern Territory Archives Service including identification photographs, maps and letters.

Open Tuesday to Friday, 9am–4.30pm

Copyright National Archives of Australia 2017