Members of the Ration Shed team travelled down to Brisbane to attend the “Serving Country” forum at SLQ recently. Some of the key speakers at the forum included Maroochy Barambah, Jackie Huggins, Des Crump, Gary Oakley, Wesley Enoch and many others. Many of the speakers addressed issues about racism and the lack of acknowledgement for our Black Diggers in WW1. Questions were asked as to why men enlisted to fight when they weren’t even acknowledged citizens of Australia. (The forum was recorded and is available from the SLQ website)
Sally Lawrence and Eric Law represented the Ration Shed Museum and spoke about our ANZAC project which includes Educational resources, a website, a film and an exhibition to be launched on ANZAC day 2015.