Douglas Grant, during the 1st battle of Bullecourt in 1917, was wounded and captured

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When: April 11, 2016 all-day

Douglas Grant (1885?-1951), draughtsman and soldier, was an Aboriginal man born about 1885 in the Bellenden Ker Ranges, Queensland. On 11 April 1917, during the 1st battle of Bullecourt, he was wounded and captured. He was held as a prisoner of war in a camp at Wittenberg, and later at Wünsdorf, Zossen, near Berlin.

Appin Massacre 1816

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When: April 17, 2016 all-day

On April 17, around 1 am soldiers arrived at a camp of Dharawal people at Appin. Captain Willis from the party of soldiers wrote: “The fires were burning but deserted. A few of my men heard a child cry […] The dogs gave the alarm and the natives fled over the cliffs. It was moonlight. I regret to say some …