SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: The authors respectfully acknowledge the Arrente people of central Australia and their elders, past and present. This story draws on Alexander McKinnon’s service dossier NAA: B2455, MCKINNON ALEXANDER and contemporary newspaper reports. For further reading on the family see Marcelle Edwards, MacKinnon Family: Scotland to Australia 1840 (Adelaide: np, 2010.) For general studies of Aboriginal people in the First AIF see Philippa Scarlett, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Volunteers for the AIF: The Indigenous Response to World War One (Canberra: Indigenous Histories, 2013); David Huggonson, Too Dark for the Light Horse: An Exhibition of Photographs & Documents Depicting Aboriginal Involvement in the Australian Army at the Albury Regional Museum, August 11th–September 27th compiled by David Huggonson, Albury, 1988; Alick Jackomos and Derek Fowell, Forgotten Heroes: Aborigines at War from the Somme to Vietnam (Melbourne: Victoria Press, 1993). The authors eagerly await the important work of Mick Dodson, John Maynard and Jack Pearson into Indigenous service.