Ghosts of World War One: 101 Local Heroes is an excellent exhibition currently on show at the Port of Yamba Historical Museum. There some amazing stories and records of service-men from the Lower Clarence River. Of particular interest is the section devoted to Indigenous Australians.
The curators of the Exhibition identified at least five local Aboriginal Men, John McKenzie Laurie, Edward Kapeen (miss-spelt Capeen in military papers), George Kapeen, Arthur Blakeney and Thomas James Walker. It would be very interesting to know alot more about these men and their experiences.
It is important that on ANZAC Day that we recognise all men and women who have, or are, serving in our Defense Forces.