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BRO/70/0627/VN

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ID number BRO/70/0627/VN
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Brown, David Walter
Physical description Black & white

Description

SAIGON, SOUTH VIETNAM. 1970-08. SERGEANT (SGT) JOHN FAIRLEY, A PHOTOGRAPHER WITH THE ARMY PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICE, INTRODUCES A SMALL VIETNAMESE BOY TO THE WONDERS OF THE BACH AURICON 16MM SOUND ON FILM MOTION PICTURE CAMERA. SGT. FAIRLEY, A 23-YEAR-OLD NATIONAL SERVICEMAN, FROM DAPTO, NSW, HAS BEEN IN THE WAR ZONE SEVEN MONTHS. HE IS PRESENTLY STATIONED IN SAIGON, BUT HAS COVERED OPERATIONS OF THE 1ST AUSTRALIAN TASK FORCE (1ATF) IN PHUOC TUY PROVINCE, AS WELL AS DOING OTHER ASSIGNMENTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. WHEN DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY IN JANUARY 1971, HE WILL RETURN TO COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK IN SYDNEY, NSW.