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  • Imagine you wanted to defend Australia in war but were told you were too black to join the Australian Army.

    That’s exactly what happened to indigenous soldiers who wanted to fight in the World War I, including three men from northern New South Wales who defied authorities to join the army.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised this story contains images of people who have died.

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    Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area.

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    New South Wales is a southeastern Australian state, distinguished by its coastal cities and national parks. Sydney, its capital, is home to iconic structures such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

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