Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Aboriginal Blanket Returns 1832

Blanket returns by William Morris for Ulladulla, Narrawallee and Murramarang 1832.

Aboriginals who served in WW1

Over 400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enlisted and/or served in World War I with some 165 from NSW, from the South Coast and Yuin nation.

Andy Bond

Serial Number and Rank:  4509  Birth:  1883 Braidwood (nil registration of birth)  Parents:  Alick (Jacky) Bond and Ellen Demestre – both Aboriginal  Enlisted:  Kiama 13 November 1916 Next of Kin:  Mo. Ellen Haddigaddy (sic)  Service:  33rd Battalion. RTA August 1918 “Essex”  War Record:  Digital copy held by the Australian National Archives  Death:  11 November 1943/25773 Berry. Burial:  Berry Cemetery  Marriage:  1. Butter Thomas […]

Arthur George Andrews

Serial Number and Rank: 2254, L/Cpl Birth:  1884 Milton 1884/31704 Parents:  James Andrews & Rachel Claydon. (Aboriginal Mother) Enlisted:  2 March or 8 May 1915 Next of Kin:  Fa. James Andrew Service:  15th Battalion RTA 4 May 1917. War Record:  Digital copy held by the Australian National Archives Brother to Walter Ernest Andrews Thomas Leslie Andrews

David Henry Bindoff

Bindoff War newspaper article

Serial Number and Rank:  2249 Private Birth: 1898 Sydney Parents:  Alfred Edward & Phoebe Alice Bindoff nee Butler Enlisted:  Paddington 18 July 1915 Next of Kin:  Mo. Alice Bindoff (Aboriginal) Service: 19th Battalion War Record:  Digital copy held by the Australian National Archives Died:  27 July 1916. Burial:  26 Viller Bretonneux Photo of Bindoff Family from Newspaper 1915 Notes:  Brother to Harold Edward and Edward George […]