Department for Aboriginal Affairs

Despite legislative attempts to exclude them, 83 Aboriginal men with links to Western Australia served in World War I. No Less Worthy tells their stories.

The project.

Loaded were engaged by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs for the graphic design of a significant publication that tells the story of 83 Aboriginal men who served in World War I.

Those who served overseas were involved in action at locations such as the Gallipoli Peninsula, the Middle East and on the Western Front. The majority experienced unimaginable horror and were to suffer health problems such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, malaria, measles, mumps, bronchitis and ‘trench foot’. Many of those who survived and returned home suffered physical, emotional and mental debilities, scarring them for the rest of their lives, similarly affecting their families.

It was a privilege to be asked to help tell this important story on behalf of the State Government of Western Australia.