Michael Bell Indigenous Liaison Officer

Michael Bell

Michael Bell is the Australian War Memorial’s Indigenous Liaison Officer. A Ngunnawal/Gomeroi man, he joined the Memorial’s Military History Section in 2015, having previously worked with several Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. During his time at the Memorial, Michael has played a key role in encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to come forward with their stories relating to Australian military history, and in building effective relationships between Indigenous communities and the Memorial. He played a leading role in the curatorial team that developed the For Country, for nation exhibition, and was an editor of and contributor to For Country, for nation: an illustrated history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service, published by the Australian War Memorial in 2018.