I've just finished watching the film Gallipoli with Mel Gibson in it. Overall I thought it was good, despite the historical inaccuracies and slightly anti-British slant. Right at the beginning of the film, the sole aboriginal cast member is treated quite racistly. My question is a simple one. Australians often see the Boer War, Gallipoli & WW2 as the birth of a nation, celebrated through film, literature and the like. But what role, if any, did Aborigianl Australians play in these campaigns?