Black Diggers of Logan wins national award
Published: 26 August 2015
The Black Diggers of Logan digital stories project has been recognised with a National Trust Queensland Heritage Award.
Logan City Council won Silver in the Agency Conservation Programs category for the Black Diggers of Logan Digital Stories, which was an initiative of the Logan: City of Choice Two-Year Action Plan.
The National Trust Awards acknowledge projects and people that have demonstrated excellence in the conservation and promotion of Queensland's historic and Indigenous cultural heritage. Over 1200 entries were received this year.
The Black Diggers of Logan project commemorates the Aboriginal, Torres Strait and Australian South Sea Islanders who fought alongside their comrades despite not being officially counted as people of their own nation during the First World War.
The documentaries present the stories of Valentine Hare, Jack Pollard and the Watego brothers George and Murray, four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen, as told by their descendants living in Logan.
You can view the stories here