Reg Saunders was the first Aboriginal officer in the army - his legacy still matters today
Calls for greater use of Indigenous names in Pilbara
[Karen Michelmore, ABC]
[Stafan Armbruster, SBS]
While Australia celebrated, Gunditjmara man and lieutenant Reginald Saunders, or Reg, continued to lead his men on mopping up pockets of stubborn resistance by the defeated enemy.
The Karratha to Tom Price Highway has been officially named Manuwarra Red Dog Highway, which means "heaps" or "masses", and is also the Yindjibarndi name for the Red Dog Gorge inside Millstream National Park.