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Document Details


Title: Ned Egglestone
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Victoria. State Library. Special Collections. Australian Manuscripts Collection
Collection: Victorians at War - Oral History Project
Description: Ned was born in Meekatharra in Western Australia and sent to an orphanage for Aboriginal children taken from their families when he was 2 years old. He was sent out to work on a farm at Manjimup when he was 15 years old but absconded from the farm to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) when he was 17. Despite his young age, Ned managed to find a recruitment officer who accepted him and was sent to train in Bathurst, New South Wales. Initially he undertook training in mortar school and then in jungle school at Canungra in Queensland.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Egglestone, Ned
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: Australia. Army
Historical events discussed: Korean Conflict, 1950-1953; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Asia; Australia; Borneo; Korea; Oceania
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Australia; Australia. Army; Australia--Armed Forces; Australia--History; Australia--Military policy; Borneo; Korea; Korean Conflict, 1950-1953; Korean War, 1950-1953--Veterans; Oceania; Oral history; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0026761-28936