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Section includes records relating to the Australian military and naval forces during Vietnam War. Records less than 30 years old are generally unavailable under the Archives Act 1983.

1) Unit and Operational Records

AWM95 Australian Army commanders' diaries [related control series: AWM96]

AWM103 Headquarters 1st Australian Task Force (Nui Dat) records [related control series: AWM104]

AWM116 Headquarters 1st Australian Logistic Support Group (Vung Tau) records [related control series: AWM104]

AWM177 Australian Army commanders' diaries, duplicates

AWM270 32 Small Ships Squadron RAE – Administrative records

AWM273 Records of B Coy 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR) operations in Vietnam 1965-66

AWM277 Records of the Royal Australian Army Signals Corps (1965-1972)

AWM284 Records of 1 Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers (1966-1971)

AWM285 17 Construction Squadron Royal Australian Engineers, Vietnam - Administrative Records

AWM288 Records of 1 Armoured Regiment

AWM289 Records of Australian Army 161 (Independent) Reconnaissance Flight [161 (Indep) Recce Flt] - Vietnam

AWM290 Records of Royal Australian Regiment Units, Vietnam 1966-1971

AWM293 Records of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)

AWM298 Records of 106 Field Workshop (RAEME), Vietnam

AWM302 Records of 8th Field Ambulance, Vietnam

AWM303 Records of 12th Field Regiment, (RAA), Vietnam

AWM304 Records of 1 Psychological Operations Unit Vietnam

AWM305 Records of 1 Australian Reinforcement Unit, Vietnam

AWM307 Records of Education Unit Vietnam

AWM308 Records of Detachment 30 Terminal Squadron, Vietnam

AWM309 Records of 102 Field Workshop, Vietnam

AWM312 Records of 11 Movement Control Group, Vietnam

AWM313 Records of 1 Australian Field Hospital, Vietnam

AWM314 Records of 1 Civil Affairs Unit, Vietnam

AWM316 Records of 55 Engineer Works and Park Squadron, Vietnam

AWM317 Records of 5 Company, Royal Australian Army Service Corps, Vietnam

AWM318 Records of 18 Company, Royal Australian Army Service Corps, Vietnam

AWM319 Records of Headquarters 26 Transport Company, Royal Australian Army Service Corps, Vietnam

AWM320 Records 1 Ordnance Field Park, Vietnam

AWM322 Records of 110 Signal Squadron, Vietnam

AWM327 Records of 198 Works Section, Vietnam

AWM328 Records of 2 Advanced Ordnance Depot, Vietnam

AWM364 Records of Major John Arthur Sheldrick, 9th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, Vietnam

AWM370 Records of 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, 1946-2001

AWM372 Records of Detachment 131 Divisional Locating Battery, Royal Australian Artillery, Vietnam

2) Administrative Records

AWM90 Australian Service Canteens Organisation records

AWM98 Records of Headquarters Australian Force Vietnam (Army Component) [related control series: AWM104]

AWM99 Records of relics held in Museum collections of the Australian War Memorial

  • Series of logbooks and other technical records relating to objects in the Military Technology collection.

AWM101 Records of Chief of the General Staff

AWM102 Miscellaneous records of the Australian Army relating to the Vietnam War

AWM107 Department of Defence, Army Office, military history transcripts (includes Vietnam period)

AWM109 Records of the Directorate of Military Operations and Plans (DMO & P) - Operations, 1 Australian Task Force, Vietnam

AWM115 Records held by Army Headquarters (AHQ) relating to the Vietnam War

AWM117 Records held by Headquarters 1st Division (HQ 1 Div) relating to the Vietnam War

AWM121 Army Office Operations Branch records

AWM122 Department of Defence, Joint Planning Committee records from joint military operations and plans

AWM125 Written records – Miscellaneous - Southeast Asian conflicts, 1948-1975

AWM175 Press releases (Defence, Navy, Army, Air, Supply)

AWM176 Defence instructions

AWM205 Records of Army Working Group (AWG) [related control series: AWM212]

AWM216 Records of Defence Administrative Office (DAO), Singapore [related control series: AWM212, AWM217]

AWM276 Records of the Australia Army Assistance Group Vietnam

AWM279 Records of the Operational Research Section, Scientific Adviser, Army (1966-1972)

AWM282 Records of the Defence and Military Attaches - Australian Embassy, Saigon

AWM291 Records of Australian Force Vietnam Provost Unit

AWM292 Records of the Assistant Director of Medical Services, Army Headquarters

AWM310 Records of AFV Cash Office, Vietnam

AWM311 Records of AFV Amenities Unit, Vietnam

AWM348 Papers of Lt Col David Chinn MBE

AWM350 RAAC Centurion Tank Log Books – Vietnam War

AWM376 Records of the Office of Director General of Medical Services, Melbourne

3) Biographical Records

AWM119 Office of Military Secretary, Army honours and awards confidential working files

AWM153 Roll of Honour cards, Vietnam

  • Series available in microform

AWM237 Roll of Honour cards, supplementary sources

4) Naval Records

AWM78 Reports of Proceedings, HMA Ships and Establishments

AWM124 Naval historical collection

  • Series of original records and other material acquired by the Navy Historical Records Section and its successors. Covers a broad range of subjects.

AWM178 Records of the Royal Commission into the loss of HMAS Voyager

AWM179 Records of the Royal Commission into the statement of Lieutenant Commander Cabban (Second Royal Commission into the loss of HMAS Voyager)

AWM180 Naval investigations and enquiries

5) RAAF Records

AWM66 RAAF miscellaneous records (includes some records of No. 2 Squadron, RAAF)

AWM342 Records of Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU) – Royal Australian Air Force, 1944-1973

6) Official Historians' Records

AWM257 The Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975 – Vietnam War - Army series - Records of Ian McNeill and Ashley Ekins

AWM263 Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian conflicts 1948-1975 - Crises and commitments: The Politics and Diplomacy of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1965 - Records of Dr Peter Edwards

AWM267 Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975 - Medicine at war: Medical aspects of Australia's involvement in Southeast Asia 1950-1972 - Records of Brendan O Keefe and F B Smith Records

AWM268 Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975 - The RAAF in Vietnam: Australian Air Involvement in the Vietnam War 1962-1975 - Records of Chris Coulthard-Clark

AWM275 Records of Lt Col R Breen used in research for the Official History of South east Asian Conflicts

AWM278 Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975 - Up top: Royal Australian Navy in Southeast Asian Conflicts, 1955-1972 - Records of Jeffrey Grey

7) Private Records

3DRL/6117 Colonel C M Townsend 6th Bn RAR, Long Tan. 1966

PR83/124 Air Commodore D W Colquhoun, Joint Services Staff College notes. 1941-1964

PR87/163 Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia. Administration papers. 1970-1987

PR89/097 Lieutenant Colonel A B Petersen Australian Army Training Team Vietnam. Report. 1965

  • Restricted collection

8) Other Records

AWM181 Herbicide series, Vietnam - Records used for the Evatt Royal Commission Report on the Use and Effects of Chemical Agents on Australian Personnel in Vietnam

AWM280 Unit location registers, Vietnam. Prepared for the Evatt Royal Commission Report on the Use and Effects of Chemical Agents on Australian Personnel in Vietnam

9) Intelligence Records

AWM347 Directorate of Military Intelligence - Collection of historical war records