WORLD WAR 1 Aboriginal Soldiers



There was over 1000 aboriginal men that was forced to go to World War 1 in 1914.They had very few rights,low wages,and bad living conditions.Aboriginal Australians were not allowed to vote.Once joined the army they were treated fair and got paid the same amount of money.One Aboriginal Australian has land after the soldier settlement scheme.Aboriginals soldiers fought for Australia with the white people of Australia.

How They Were Treated

The Aboriginal men were treated the same as the non-indigenous soldiers with the same pay of 6 shillings for each day.This payment was a really good offer for the Aboriginal men.

But once they came back they were treated as the same before