In recognition of the NAIDOC week celebrations MFS will be showing short film Honouring the Boys From Barambah prior to the screening of Testament Of Youth on 4 July. This is all part of our Celebration of Books presentations and there will be copies of the DVD of Honouring the Boys From Barambah and the accompanying book for sale at the screening.
Honouring the Boys From Barambah
The centenary of World War 1 gives us the opportunity to reflect on and honour all Australian servicemen and women, and finally to give our Indigenous servicemen the recognition they deserve.
Honouring the Boys from Barambah is a 17 minute film which tells the amazing story of the contribution of our small community (Cherbourg, formerly known as Barambah) to the Great War of 1914-18.
It pays tribute to the bravery of our Black Diggers and shows the community’s efforts to pass on the spirit of the Anzacs to the younger generations. It touches on issues such as racism and enlistment, the hardships of returned Indigenous servicemen, personal stories of war and service, and it honours the individual stories of the Boys from Barambah.
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The film is part of a larger Boys from Barambah project which includes an exhibition, a book, a website and a new honour board in the Cherbourg Memorial Park.