Australian colonial forces and family history

A guide to researching Australian military personnel serving in Australia and overseas between 1788 and 1902

Indigenous Australians

The following websites provide valuable contextual information for beginning research in this area:

Australian Department of Veteran's Affairs: Indigenous Australians at war: a brief history of Indigenous Australians at war.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS): Indigenous Australians at war.

The Aboriginal people and family history research guide provides information about performing family history research. This guide provides links to the various record agencies that are relevant for this area of research.

The Defending Victoria website contains information about Aboriginal people in the Victorian Colonial Forces