- Interviewer: Fabri Blacklock
- Date: 31/03/2014
Jenny Beale is from Gunnedah and is a descendant of the Gomeroi and Wanaruah peoples. This interview is part of the ‘Honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men and Women Who Served Their Country’ project. Aunty Jenny talks about her father and uncle’s service in World War II, their imprisonment in Changi and Japan, and her uncle’s death whilst incarcerated. In the excerpt below she recalls racial issues around enlistment, and Indigenous skills put to use in the war effort.