The 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) base in Phuoc Tuy Province as viewed from the south. 1ATF ...

Accession Number P02975.063
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Maker Paule, John Alan
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat
Date made 1968
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Description

The 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) base in Phuoc Tuy Province as viewed from the south. 1ATF established the base in May 1966 and handed it over to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in November 1971 as 1ATF withdrew from South Vietnam. The base was some eight km north east of the provincial capital Baria and 27 km north east of the port of Vung Tau, the location of the 1st Australian Logistic Support Group (1ALSG). The dominating feature of the base was the hill named Nui Dat (in Vietnamese meaning mountain or hill of soil) between the airstrip to its north (Luscombe Field) and the smaller helicopter landing zone (LZ) Kangaroo Pad to its south. (Black and white version of the same image is held at P02975.064).