Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers, please note that this page contains images of deceased persons which may cause sadness or distress.
Very little is known about the approximately 400 Indigenous Australians who served in World War One; 11 of whom died at Gallipoli. On the battlefield, they were considered equal, yet indigenous men were not legally allowed to wear Australian military uniform until 1949 and received no recognition or support when they returned home
‘Not Forgotten’ pays tribute to all indigenous people at Gallipoli, who showed the same loyalty, bravery and comradeship as other Australians.
As an artist, I feel I have an obligation to preserve the loyalty, respect, love of country, courage and sacrifice that these men showed - through my art - and to bring this to the attention of all Australians.
The composition of the painting is designed to remember the presence of Indigenous Australian soldiers, in the now peaceful and calm Anzac Cove. In particular, I pay respect to Trooper Alfred Cameron, service number 1173 who enlisted in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment when he was 24 years old and served at Gallipoli. Thank you to Peter and Meryl Mansfield-Cameron for their permission to refer to Alfred’s photograph for inspiration and to Gary Oakley at the Australian War Memorial.
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