Black Diggers of Logan and Logan ANZACs

The Black Diggers of Logan project commemorates the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander diggers who fought in World War I alongside their comrades despite not being officially counted as people of their own nation.

In Black Diggers of Logan, you can explore the stories of four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander serviceman. Meet Valentine Hare, Jack Pollard and the Watego brothers George and Murray through stories told by their descendants who live in Logan.

You can discover local stories about the Black Diggers of Logan and Logan ANZACs on the Historypin website.

These projects were made possible with funding by the Queensland Anzac Centenary Grants Program.

Stories from the descendants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen 

Valentine Hare

Pte Hare joined the 2nd Light Horse in Egypt in August 1917, serving as a member of the Egypt Expeditionary Force (EEF).

He probably served in the Battle of Beersheba, taking part in manoeuvres that led to the Charge of the Light Brigade to take the town of Beersheba. Wounded following the Battle of Amman in April 1918, Pte Hare was repatriated to Australia later that year.

Valentine Hare transcript