History of Northern Territory Diggers during WW1 book
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  • History of Northern Territory Diggers during WW1

History of Northern Territory Diggers during WW1

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From Frontier to Frontline Northern Territorians in the Great War 1914-1918 by N Cramp

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From Frontier to Frontline Northern Territorians
in the Great War 1914-1918

Over 400,000 Australians served in the military during the First World War. Of these, over 60,000 men lost their lives and another 137,000 were wounded. This had a massive impact on the young Australian nation with a population of just a few million. In each Australian state battalions were formed which became closely associated with men of that state or region. In this way the military history of most parts of Australia can be readily traced.

The Northern Territory, however, was too small to have its own unit. Indeed there was not even a recruiting centre in the N.T. Men left to enlist in other states. For these reasons the WWI history of Territiorians has remained obscure.There were less than 1,000 European adults in the N.T. at the time war broke out, and as many as 300 enlisted - an incredibly high proportion. Athough there were limitations placed on aboriginals joining at least 6 indigenous Australians joined the ranks.

 Frontier to Frontline is a unique record. Indeed, it is the only source naming the NT enlistees in WWI. A brief biography of each man is given, forming a very valuable source of Territorian history.

Other chapters detail 19 gallantry decorations and a Roll of Honour naming the 67 Territorians who were killed in action or died of illness or wounds. There is also a chapter on the men returning home which includes some rich observations on the social and economic history of Darwin during the war and immediately thereafter.

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Book Condition:
PERFECT - NEW BOOK
Outer Cover on Book:
Hard Boards with Dust Jacket
Total Pages:
154
Publication Date:
2015
Dimensions in mm :
250 x 250

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