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75th Anniversary of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion

In March 2018 we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion. At a time when Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal men and women were not afforded many of the rights of equal opportunity, in the Torres Strait over 800 men volunteered for the Australian Army, culminating in the official formation of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion in 1943.

Join with us as we celebrate the courage and sacrifice of our forebears and First Nations Australians nation-wide to the service of their country.

On display in our Ephraim Bani Gallery until 18 May 2018.