Children's Christmas party and messages to Vietnam 1970

Accession Number F04723
Collection type Film
Measurement 20 min 47 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/sound
Maker Portway, Barbara
Defence Public Relations (DPR)
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Duntroon
Date made c December 1970
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

The Christmas party held at Duntroon sports ground was organised by the Army Wives Association for the dependents of Canberra army personnel who were at that time serving in South Vietnam. Canberra Television personality Barbara Portway introduced the wives and children who gave their Christmas messages on camera. The film was to be shown to the soldiers in Vietnam on Christmas Day 1970. 1. 3483 Colonel John Alexander Clark, wife daughter Elizabeth and son John 2. Major (Maj) Baker wife and daughter Jenene and son Noel 3. Maj Brown, wife and sons Andrew, David, Michael 4. Maj Cole and wife and children 5. Maj Phillips wife and daughter Karen 6. ? Miller son Rodney and daughter Deanne 7. Corporal (Cpl) Wilson wife Gillian ? 8. Cpl Waters wife and son David 9. Maj Greg? Paterson daughters Alexandra, Sarah, Rosalind and Jill 10. Sergeant (Sgt) David, wife 11. Sgt Martin, wife and son Chris 12. Maj Peters wife and children 13. Warrant Officer (WO) Lovett and children 14. 57023 Lieutenant Colonel William Maxwell Silverstone AATTV, daughter Tara 15. WO Sutherland daughter Debbie 16. Maj McPeherson wife sons Wesley, Robert and daughter 17. 36587 Captain Barry John Caligari AATTV wife, daughters and son 18. Maj Caldwell son Richard, daughter Karen 19. 52962 Maj Robin Albert Vickery HQ AFV wife, daughter Lisa and son Brett 20. Maj Hall sons Simon, Justin, Guy

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