Robert Syron is a Birpai / Worrimi man. This interview is part of the ‘Honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men and Women who Served Their Country’ project. In this interview, Robert talks about his deployment to Rwanda in the mid-90s as part of a peacekeeping force, ostensibly providing security for the UN and other NGOs delivering medical support. It would take the Australian government another 10 years to re-classify the Rwandan operation as combat rather than peacekeeping.
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This interview with Robert Syron does not currently have an edited excerpt, but you can listed to the full interview here.