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Noeline Briggs-Smith

A photo of Noeline Briggs-SmithNoeline Briggs-Smith’s interview focuses on Aboriginal servicemen from the Moree area in both World Wars, and her tireless work to have their lives recognised and celebrated.

Concerned about the invisibility of the segregated area of the Moree Cemetery, Noeline Briggs-Smith has worked for 25 years with a passion to ensure that those Aboriginal men are not forgotten: the Moree Cemetery has now become a place of commemoration and remembrance for their families and the wider public alike.

Noeline’s interview focuses on her own family and community stories of war, and touches on many familiar themes such as bravery, death, injury, disease, post-traumatic stress, as well as issues of racism, rights, equality, and recognition.

Watch Noeline’s interview at the Moree Yarn Up.

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Sources:

https://ourmobserved.anu.edu.au/yarn-ups/yarn-participants/noeline-briggs-smith