NAIDOC Week 2021
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please be aware that this resource contains images and names of deceased people.
NAIDOC Week recognises and celebrates that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years and invites all Australians to embrace the ancient history of this country.
Compiled on this webpage are just some of the stories from the Memorial that recognise, celebrate and commemorate the history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
As part of NAIDOC Week, the Australian War Memorial is sharing stories of the service of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on Facebook, Linked In, Instagram and Twitter.
Indigenous Australians at war
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have served in every conflict and commitment involving Australian defence contingents since Federation, including both world wars and the intervals of peace since the Second World War. Visit our hub to read articles, listen to oral histories, view photos and short films, and more.