• Checklist

    Photographs
    All photographs were printed in 1997 from original or copy negatives held by the Australian War Memorial, except where an original print is indicated.

    Donald Barnby
    served No 2 Squadron, Special Air Service
    Armoured personnel carriers in convoy, South Vietnam, 1971
    (P0966/97/66)

    Patrolling through kunai grass, South Vietnam, 1971
    (P0966/97/85)

    Patrolling through forest, Ho Tram Cape, South Vietnam, 1971
    (P0966/97/93)

    Sergeant Chris Bellis
    Army Public Relations photographer
    Morning after a night ambush, Thua Tich, June 1969
    (BEL/69/0372/VN)

    Troops of 5RAR searching ruined buildings after a battle with the North Vietnamese Army, Binh Ba, June 1969
    (BEL/69/0387/VN)

    Warrant Officer 2 Scowcroft, Australian Army Training Team (AATTV), instructing Montagnard troops, September 1969
    (BEL/69/0696/VN)

    John Bentley
    served Salvation Army
    Unloading a Salvation Army vehicle from a landing craft, Vung Tau, 1966
    (P01014/27/23)

    Captain Ken Blanch
    Army Public Relations officer
    Treating a wounded Australian soldier in the field, February 1966
    (BLA/66/0117/VN)

    Treating an Australian soldier with a head wound in the field, 18 March 1966
    (BLA/66/0211/VN)

    Corporal Bryan Campbell
    Army Public Relations photographer
    A wounded Australian soldier in a stretcher is winched from the ground into a helicopter, 1968
    (CAM/68/0034D/VN)

    Max Carroll
    served 5RAR
    Blindfolded Viet Cong suspects awaiting interrogation, Duc Thon, November 1966
    (P02177.009)

    Captain Winston Coates
    Army Public Relations officer
    Helping a wounded Australian soldier to a helicopter pick up point, Operation Canberra, 1966
    (COA/66/0877/VN)

    Sergeant Mike Coleridge
    Army Public Relations photographer
    Freeing a 105mm howitzer from mud, Operation Paddington, July 1967
    (COL/67/0548/VN)

    Patrolling through mud, Operation Portsea, 1967
    (COL/67/0208/VN)

    Singer Lorrae Desmond performing at a concert for troops, Nui Dat, 1967
    (COL/67/0175/VN)

    Sergeant David Combe
    Army Public Relations photographer
    Searching a Viet Cong shelter, Phuoc Tuy province, September 1969
    (COM/69/0738/VN)

    Norman Cooper
    served No 5 Airfield Construction Squadron, RAAF
    'Main Street' between the helipad and stand-by room, Nui Dat, June 1967
    (P01951.002)

    Sergeant Dick Crothers
    Army Public Relations photographer
    Warrant Officer Don Miller, wounded and shell-shocked after a battle at Fire Support Base Balmoral, Bien Hoa province, May 1968
    (CRO/68/0557/VN)

    Warrant Officer 2 Bill Cunneen
    Army Public Relations officer
    Troops disembarking from a QANTAS aircraft, Saigon, 28 April 1966
    (CUN/66/0357/VN)

    Armoured personnel carrier and troops pursuing Viet Cong after the Battle of Long Tan, Operation Smithfield, 19 August 1966
    (CUN/66/0705/VN)

    Exhausted Australian soldier, 19 August 1966
    (CUN/66/0697/VN)

    Australians with a soldier of the South Vietnamese Popular Forces (SVPF), Phuoc Tuy province, February 1971
    (CUN/71/0059/VN)

    Flag lowering ceremony as the last Australian and New Zealand troops leave Nui Dat, 7 November 1971
    (CUN/71/0536/VN)

    Sergeant Brian Dunne
    Army Public Relations photographer
    Troops of 1RAR waiting to be airlifted into action, Bien Hoa air base, 14 July 1965
    (DNE/65/0141/VN)

    Sergeant John Fairley
    Army Public Relations photographer
    Concert party arriving in Saigon to entertain troops, June 1970
    (FAI/70/0361/VN)

    Richard Farrell
    served 2nd Australian Ordnance Depot
    Stacks of 105mm artillery ammunition at Fire Support Base Lion, Thua Tich, November 1967
    (P1721.011)

    Sergeant John Ford
    Army Public Relations photographer
    Troops approaching HMAS Sydney by landing craft for the voyage back to Australia, Vung Tau, March 1972
    (FOD/72/0043/VN)

    Robert Gardiner
    served HQ Australian Force Vietnam
    Viet Cong guerrillas killed in action, 1970
    (P1381/41/37)

    Major Barry Gillman
    Army Public Relations officer
    Australian Army Nursing Corps members and Vietnamese villagers, Hoa Long, June 1967
    (GIL/67/0484/VN)

    Salvation Army officer distributing comforts to Australian troops, 1967
    (GIL/67/0598/VN)

    Steve Gower
    served 1st Field Regiment
    Armoured personnel carrier, Phuoc Hoa, Operation Yass, 1967
    original silver gelatine print 8.7 x 13.7 cm
    (OL00264.010)

    Impounded villagers, Phuoc Hoa, Operation Yass, 1967
    original silver gelatine print 8.7 x 13.7 cm
    (OL00264.011)

    Villagers awaiting interrogation, Phuoc Hoa, Operation Yass, 1967
    original silver gelatine print 8.7 x 13.7 cm
    (OL00264.012)

    Michael Grech
    served 7RAR
    Australian troops and South Vietnamese militia erecting a barbed wire fence alongside the minefield between Phuoc Hai and Horseshoe Hill, May 1967
    (P1582.002)

    David Johnston
    Australian Army doctor performing a dental extraction for a Vietnamese patient, Binh Gia, 1967
    (P1598.006)

    Australian Army doctor examining a Vietnamese patient, Binh Gia, 1967
    (P1598.005)

    R Jones
    Razor wire around 1st Australian Task Force Base, Nui Dat, 1968
    (P1674.009)

    Alexander McGregor
    served 3rd Field Troop, 1st Field Squadron
    Coiled barbed wire fence on the beach, 1st Australian Logistical Support Group, Vung Tau, 1965
    (P1595.098)

    3rd Field Troop, Royal Australian Engineers, pumping diesel mist into a Viet Cong tunnel system, Operation Crimp, Cu Chi, Binh Dong province, January 1966
    (P1595.007)

    Cache of small arms and ammunition captured from the Viet Cong, 1966
    (P1595.019)

    Ewart O'Donnell
    served 3RAR, 5RAR, 7RAR
    Christmas dinner, A Company, 7RAR mess, 25 December 1967
    (P1706.021)

    Carmel O'Shea
    served Australian Red Cross Society
    Australian Red Cross nurse Carol Eacott with a Vietnamese orphan, January 1970
    (P02120.002)

    Joshua Riches
    served No 9 Squadron, RAAF
    Special Air Service patrol aboard an Iroquois helicopter, 1967
    (P1592.015)

    Sergeant Mick Shannon
    Army Public Relations photographer
    Loading a shell into a 105mm pack howitzer, September 1965
    (SHA/65/0012/VN)

    Troops of C Company, 1RAR, closing in on a known Viet Cong house, 1965
    (SHA/65/0302/VN)

    Entering a Viet Cong tunnel system through a water well, Xam Cay Xaoi village, Bien Hoa province, 1965
    (SHA/65/0104/VN)

    Murray Silvey
    national serviceman, served 4RAR
    Support Company soldiers of 4RAR/NZ (ANZAC Battalion) clearing up typical flood damage during the monsoon season, Nui Dat, 1968
    (P1219/10/12)

    Sergeant Kevin Thurgar
    Army Public Relations photographer
    Troops of 7RAR about to disembark from a Chinook helicopter, Operation Santa Fe, 1967
    (THU/67/1073/VN)

    Sergeant David Travers
    RAAF Public Relations photographer
    Operating propeller pitch controls aboard a Caribou aircraft during flight, June 1965
    (MAL/65/0062/13)

    RAAF fitters and South Vietnamese civilians lifting an aircraft propeller after servicing, Vung
    Tau, June 1965
    (MAL/65/0062/32)

    Flying wounded soldiers back to Australia, August 1965
    (MAL/65/083/03)

    Barrie Ward
    served No 5 Airfield Construction Squadron, RAAF
    Troops waiting to board Iroquois helicopters, Nui Dat, 1967
    (P01953.007)

    Sergeant Peter Ward
    Army Public Relations photographer
    Armoured personnel carrier and Centurion tanks, Operation Matilda, January 1970
    (WAR/70/0054/VN)

    Australian soldiers at the Battle of Long Tan Memorial on the fourth anniversary of the battle, 18 August 1970
    (WAR/70/0689/VN)

    Carrying a wounded Australian soldier in a stretcher to a helicopter pick up point, 1970
    (WAR/70/0601/VN)

    William Wheeler
    served No 2 Squadron, RAAF
    Water tank and pump house of a water reticulation system built by Australians and the US under the Civil Aid Program, Tan Xuan, 8 January 1971
    (P1366/17/17)

    photographer unknown
    A RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam arriving at Tan Son Nhut airfield, Saigon, 10 September 1964
    (P01947.001)

    photographer unknown
    Private Paul Ryan, 7RAR, with an M108 mobile howitzer on loan from the US Army, South Vietnam 1967
    (P1636.014)

    photographer unknown
    Opening ceremony for the reticulated water system built under the Civil Aid Program, Tan Xuan, 8 January 1971
    (P1366/17/16)

    photographer unknown
    Chaplain attached to 6RAR/NZ (ANZAC Battalion) administering Last Rites to an Australian soldier killed in action, Phuoc Tuy province
    (EKN/69/0183/VN)

    photographer unknown
    Port lookout at action station, HMAS Hobart
    (M0167/5)

    Works of art
    All measurements are in centimetres, height before width

    Ray Beattie
    national serviceman, served 2RAR
    Image for a dead man 1980
    acrylic on canvas with collage, 218.5 x 145 cm
    purchased in 1981
    (ART40885)

    Bruce Fletcher
    Official War Artist
    Distributing gifts at Binh Ba 1967
    acrylic on hardboard, 56 x 71 cm
    acquired under official war art scheme in 1967
    (ART40579)

    Private Greaves 1967
    charcoal, 59.9 x 45 cm (sight)
    acquired under official war art scheme in 1967
    (ART40470)

    Trevor Lyons
    served 2RAR
    Journeys in my head: 1st state 1987
    etching 49.6 x 37.7 cm
    purchased in 1991
    (ART45085)

    Journeys in my head: 4th state 1987
    etching with acquatint 53.4 x 42.8 cm
    purchased in 1991
    (45088)

    Journeys in my head: 7th state 1987
    etching with aquatint 56.2 x 38.3 cm
    purchased in 1991
    (ART45091)

    Journeys in my head: 13th state 1987
    etching with aquatint 56.4 38.4 cm
    purchased in 1991
    (ART45097)

    Journeys in my head: 17th state 1987
    etching with aquatint 56.6 x 37.8 cm
    purchased in 1991
    (45101)

    Journeys in my head: 19th state 1987
    etching with aquatint 56.6 x 37.8 cm
    purchased in 1991
    (ART451030)

    Journeys in my head: 20th state 1987
    etching with aquatint 61 x 42.8 cm
    purchased in 1991
    (45104)

    Journeys in my head: 22nd state 1987
    etching with aquatint 61 x 43.3 cm
    purchased in 1991
    (ART45106)

    Jennifer McDuff
    One man's war, a woman's perspective 1992
    (ART90151)

    Adrenalin rush
    photo-etching with zinc etching plate and leather, 8.5 x 9 cm
    purchased in 1993
    (ART90141)

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    photo-etching with zinc etching plate and leather, 10.5 x 8 cm
    purchased in 1993
    (ART90142)

    Welcome home
    photo-etching with zinc etching plate and leather, 9.5 x 10 cm
    purchased in 1993
    (ART90146)

    'Hey Jude'
    photo-etching with zinc etching plate and leather, 12 x 10 cm
    (ART90152)

    A question of time
    photo-etching with zinc etching plate and leather, 9.5 x 10.5 cm
    purchased in 1993
    (ART90153)

    Night vision
    photo-etching in red and black with zinc etching plate and leather, 10 x 11 cm
    purchased in 1993
    (ART90155)

    BJ
    photo-etching with zinc etching plate and leather, 10 x 11.5 cm
    purchased in 1993
    (ART90157)

    The card game
    photo-etching with zinc etching plate and leather, 8 x 10 cm
    purchased in 1993
    (ART90158)

    The forgotten war
    photo-etching with zinc etching plate and leather, 8 x 8 cm
    purchased in 1993
    (ART90159)

    Making tracks
    photo-etching with zinc etching plate and leather, 9.5 x 10 cm
    purchased in 1993
    (ART90162)

    Ken McFadyen
    Official War Artist
    Resupplying HMAS Hobart off the coast of Vietnam 1967
    oil on canvas on hardboard, 36 x 54.9 cm
    acquired under official war art scheme in 1967
    (ART40675)

    Chopper lift-out 1967
    oil on canvas on hardboard, 30.6 x 48.2 cm
    acquired under official war art scheme in 1967
    (ART40746)

    Disembarking from Chinook, Bien Hoa province 1967
    oil on canvas on hardboard, 45.1 x 39.2 cm
    acquired under official war art scheme in 1967
    (ART40671)

    SAS hill 1968
    oil on canvas on hardboard, 62 x 97 cm
    acquired under official war art scheme in 1968
    (ART40667)

    Diggers sitting on an armoured personnel carrier 1968
    oil on canvas on hardboard, 34 x 54 cm
    acquired under official war art scheme in 1968
    (ART40670)

    Bringing in "Charlie" 1968
    oil on canvas on hardboard, 48.3 x 30.4 cm
    acquired under official war art scheme in 1968
    (ART40749)

    Digging in 1968
    charcoal, 53.2 x 35.3 cm
    acquired under official war art scheme in 1968
    (ART40628)

    No 9 Iroquois Squadron 1968
    charcoal, 38.3 x 56.1 cm
    acquired under official war art scheme in 1968
    (ART40625)

    Dennis Trew
    served HMAS Sydney
    Names from the Book of the Dead 1992
    laser-scanned colour photocopies, 4 sheets 41.4 x 29.6 cm, 104 sheets 21 x 29.6 cm
    purchased in 1993
    (ART90255)

    artist unknown
    [Two North Vietnamese soldiers] 1968-69
    pen and blue ink on paper printed with grid in blue, 12.9 x 19.2 cm (variable)
    presented in 1986
    (ART45012)

    artist unknown
    [Viet Cong behind a tree] 1968-69
    pen and blue ink on paper printed with grid in blue, 18.7 x 13 cm (variable)
    presented in 1986
    (ART45015)

    artist unknown
    [Four North Vietnamese soldiers resting] recto 1968-69
    [Four North Vietnamese soldiers resting] verso
    pen and blue ink, 19.5 x 15.4 cm (variable)
    presented in 1986
    (ART45018)

    artist unknown
    [Two North Vietnamese] 1968-69
    pen and blue ink, 21 x 13.4 cm
    presented in 1986
    (ART45024)

    artist unknown
    [Viet Cong irregular] 1968-69
    pen and brush with blue ink, blue gouache and pink wash, 21.2 x 22.4 cm (variable)
    presented in 1986
    (ART45025)

    artist unknown
    [Viet Cong irregular and Main Force soldier]
    pen and blue ink over pencil on paper printed with grid in blue, 12.9 x 18.8 cm (variable)
    (ART45027)

    artist unknown
    [Viet Cong irregular and Main Force soldier] 1968-69
    pen and blue ink over pencil on paper printed with grid in blue, 12.9 x 18.8 cm (variable)
    presented in 1986
    (ART45030)

    artist unknown
    [Viet Cong soldiers] 1968-69
    pen and blue ink on paper printed with grid in blue, 19 x 13 cm (variable)
    presented in 1986
    (ART45031)

    artist unknown
    Four out of five of these men chose their careers 1970
    lithograph in red and black, 50.6 x 38 cm
    presented in 1979
    (ARTV866)

    artist unknown
    Stop work Friday 18th Sept 1970
    lithograph in red and black, 43.1 x 26.8 cm
    presented in 1980
    (ARTV3061)

    artist unknown
    Mobilize against the Indochina war 1970
    screenprint in blue on green paper, 66.4 x 53.7 cm (variable)
    presented in 1980
    (ARTV3019)


    Relics

    Australian flag, autographed by members of C Company, 3RAR, raised in the Long Hai hills during Operation Pinnaroo, mistaken by a US observer for a VC banner with the result that a US ship was called to open fire on it.
    (RELAWM40126)

    AN/PRC-64 field radio set and accessories used by Australian troops in Vietnam.
    (REL22346)

    Communist Chinese high frequency radio set captured from VC bunker.
    (RELAWM40768)


    Operational orders and leaflets

    Operational orders, Frag 0 3/67, Operation Broken Hill, June 1967
    (OL00264.001)

    Annotated photo sketch map of Phuoc Hoa village, Operation Yass,
    (OL00264.002)

    Safe conduct pass issued by the South Vietnamese government and allied forces
    (OL00264.003)

    Safe conduct pass issued by the South Vietnamese government and allied forces
    (OL00264.004)

    Ban thich chon mot cuoc song theo loi nao? (Allied propaganda leaflet)
    (OL00264.005)

    Viet Cong chi co the mang kho cuc cho dong bao. (Allied propaganda leaflet)
    (OL00264.006)

    Sot ret. (Viet Cong propaganda leaflet)
    (OL00264.007)

    Can binh Viet Cong. (Viet Cong propaganda leaflet)
    (OL00264.008)

    When will be your turn? (Viet Cong propaganda leaflet)
    (OL00264.009)

    Souvenirs

    The following items were purchased by Australian troops while on Rest and Recreation leave in Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok or Singapore, and used back on the bases for entertainment, recording aspects of daily life or making 'audio letters' to send home.

    National brand reel-to-reel audio tape recorder
    (REL22429)

    Pioneer brand PL-12 stereo turntable
    (REL22146)

    Canon brand Super 8 movie camera
    (REL22431)

    Kodak brand Instamatic camera
    (REL/16991)

    Plastic shopping bag
    (REL/11327)


    Other items

    Architectural model of the National Memorial of the Australian Vietnam Forces, used in a tour around Australia to raise funds for the erection of the Memorial in Canberra.
    (PROP00870)