Working together: a shared story of service - NAIDOC Week
Located on the Ground Level
Free public talk
BAE Systems Theatre, 12:30 pm
Join Colonel Tim Rutherford as he discusses the strong connection between the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal community and the 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment. Learn about the songlines connecting two of the area’s First World War soldiers to today’s servicemen and servicewomen, highlighting the service and sacrifice of their people in defence of Country.
Colonel Rutherford served as the Commanding Officer of the 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment, in 2018, when he and his men were adopted by the Kuku Nyungul people in the Wujal Wujal community.