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Reg Saunders, the first Aboriginal Australian to be commissioned as an officer in the Australian army, surrounded by his mates of the 2/7th Battalion, AIF, in 1943. Photo courtesy Australian War Memorial
Arts & Culture

Australia's forgotten heroes: 'They were fighting two wars'

Stories of heroism, mateship, discrimination and heartbreak are shared in an exhibition that uses family histories, photos, objects and art to highlight the war experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.