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Reg Saunders : An Indigenous War Hero - Hugh Dolan

Reg Saunders : An Indigenous War Hero


Published: 1st April 2015
For Ages: 12+ years old
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The little-known story of Reg Saunders, the first Indigenous Australian to become an officer in the Army, retold in action-packed graphic format. Reg Saunders MBE (1920–90) not only survived the World War II battlefields in the Middle East, North Africa, Greece, Crete and New Guinea, but excelled as a military leader.

He was recommended for officer training and, in 1944, returned to New Guinea as a platoon commander – the first Aboriginal Australian to serve as a commissioned officer. What happened during the war to transform a determined young man from country Victoria into a war hero – one who would go on to serve with distinction in the Korean War, and become a pioneering figure for Indigenous rights?

About the Author

Hugh Dolan is a former intelligence officer with the Royal Australian Air Force. He is the author of 36 Days: The Untold Story Behind the Gallipoli Landings (2010), presenter of the documentary Gallipoli From Above and general military historian-at-large.

Adrian Threlfall is a lecturer in history at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia and a member of the education team at the Shrine of Remembrance, Victoria. He is also a former infantryman in the Australian Army Reserve.


It was a great read and should more like it..


This should be used for educating our history and that of the many fine indiginous war veterans acrossAustralias history...

Darlington, Sth West Victoria Aust.


Reg Saunders : An Indigenous War Hero

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ISBN: 9781742234243
ISBN-10: 1742234240
Audience: General
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 56
Published: 1st April 2015
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 18.0  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.18