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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander SIG Committee for 2016-2017, elected at our AGM held in October 2016 is:

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  • I undertook my family research for two reasons.  One of the reasons was that I did not know where my maternal grandfather served in World War 2.  I discovered that my grandfather served in the 1st Australian Artillery Tank Attack Training Regiment in the Australian Imperial Force and fought in New Britain.  I did claim my grandfather's service awards which were the 

    • 1939-45 Star
    • Pacific Star
    • War Medal 1939-45
    • Australia Service Medal 1939-45

    As my family lived interstate, I only had the opportunity to meet my grandfather twice.  I felt sorry for my grandfather because when he enlisted, he had his own family with a wife and three children under 8 years ago.  When my grandfather was discharged, his wife had left him and had another 4 children in her new de facto relationship after putting their three children into the care of her married brother.  It was such a surprise that my maternal grandparents never ever divorced despite separating during World War 2.  I felt sad for my grandfather as he did not return to a positive situation from the war.

  • I would like to add this l video "Whats in a name to our groups site, but am unable . Could someone else please upload this. It is very interesting and relates to the work we do.

    Thanks

    Brenda Gifford

    Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2ViLYmM81M

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