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Ray Kelly

A photo of Ray KellyRay Kelly talks about the service of his Uncle and Great Uncle in World War 2.

He speaks about the great pride and honour in which his relatives who served are held in his family, and the sadness of losing his Uncle Dick in New Guinea, somewhere on the Kokoda Trail.

Ray also expresses the disconnection and confusion of having pride in service at a time when his family lived on a mission and weren’t allowed to be citizens.

He also recounts stories about an ornately carved frame holding a photo of his Uncle Dick, as well as memories of Anzac Day and other family members who have served.

Listen to Ray’s interview in Newcastle.

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Sources:

https://ourmobserved.anu.edu.au/yarn-ups/yarn-participants/ray-kelly