Australian War Memorial

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Summary

Title: Afghanistan Collection 2001 - Present

Date range of collection: 2001 - Present

Collector : Various

Extent: 580 items; 3 x archive boxes, 1 x solander box and 1 x oversize drawer.

Repository: Australian War Memorial

Location: Published Collections, Research Centre, Australian War Memorial.

Abstract: The Afghanistan Collection 2001-Present, contains a range of postcards, souvenirs, prayer and memorial books, digital and internet media, leaflets and advertisements, posters, pamphlets, booklets and miscellaneous publications, newspapers, magazines and serials, greeting cards, forms and stationary, biographies, cards and letters produced by children, and material produced by the Australian War Memorial and documents relating to Australian War Memorial curatorial tours.

Administrative Information

Provenance: Records transferred to the Australian War Memorial from 2001 onwards.

Accruals: The collection is still being added to.

Access: Open; Some items are restricted. Please contact the curator of Published Collections for access. The collection is accessible in the Research Centre Reading Room on the lower ground floor of the Memorial during the Reading Room opening hours. The opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm. The Reading Room is closed on Sundays and ACT public holidays. Researches can contact the Research Centre to plan a visit. To access the collection the user will need to register as a client and agree to the Reading Room’s conditions of use. To contact the Information Services department or to make an appointment to visit the Reading Room call 02 62434315 or send an email to info@awm.gov.au

Restrictions on use and reproduction: Some items are restricted. Please contact the curator of Published Collections for access. For copyright enquiries contact the Senior Curator, Published and Digitised Collections.

Preferred citation: [Title of Item], Afghanistan Formed Collection, Australian War Memorial.

Digital copies available: This collection contains born-digital material that can be viewed onsite at the Memorial.

Related Collections:

Related materials for Afghanistan Collection 2001 - Present are held at the Australian War Memorial in the following collections:

Military Heraldry and Technology

Private Records

Published Collections

Related collections held at other institutions:

National Museum of Australia, Political Humour Competition 2001 collection, link here.

Historical Note

The Western world had been troubled by terrorism for some time, though the attacks on New York City, Washington DC and Pennsylvania on September 11 2001 altered the political landscape. The United States of America, outraged, had called the attacks “an act of war” and were determined to fight back. Three days after the September 11 attack, Australian Prime Minister John Howard, who was in Washington DC at the time of the attacks, invoked the mutual-defence clauses of the ANZUS treaty, the first time this has been done in the fifty years since it had been signed. Along with the United States of America, Britain and Spain, Australia became a part of the International Coalition against Terrorism.

The United States led ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ began on October 7 2001, with missiles and bombings against al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan. Within weeks US forces were on the ground in Afghanistan.

On October 16 2001, Prime Minister John Howard announced that Australia would provide 1500 defence personnel to the operation by mid-November 2001. In addition, between November 2001 and December 2002, three rotations of 150 SAS personnel, as Special Forces Task Force, were deployed to Afghanistan.  Australia’s initial involvement in Afghanistan ended in December 2002 and in March 2003, Australia became involved in the United States led Coalition Second Gulf War operation in Iraq. Australia’s involvement in both the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts was met with both support and opposition from the public in Australia.

Between December 2002 and September 2005, no Australian military units were deployed to Afghanistan, though some personnel remained, working with US and Coalition forces. Insurgent violence had increased by 2005 and in September 2005, Australia’s Special Forces Task Unit was redeployed to Afghanistan for a period of twelve months in an effort to target key insurgent groups.  In the following years, Australian’s military commitment in Afghanistan, working within the International Security Force (ISAF), continued with subsequent deployments for forces under Operation SLIPPER. Australian military personnel were mostly deployed to areas of southern Afghanistan, in Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces. Under Operation SLIPPER, Australia deploys approximately 1550 personnel annually, with approximately 800 personnel deployed annually to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO), including maritime forces.

References

Australian War Memorial, Afghanistan, 2001-present/atwar/afghanistan/, Accessed 8th April 2013

Carr, Cpl Alisha, “The war against terror began in New York and Washington. It continues in Afghanistan with Australiana soldiers serving on freedom’s frontline. Timeline”, Army: The Soldiers Newspaper, 2002

http://www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews/editions/1059/features/feature08.htm, Accessed 8th April 2013

Department of Defence, “Afghanistan Fact Sheet”, http://www.defence.gov.au/op/afghanistan/info/factsheet.htm, Accessed 8th April 2013

Department of Defence, “History of Australia’s Military Commitment in Afghanistan”, http://www.defence.gov.au/defencenews/articles/1017/files/4_History%20of%20Australia's%20military%20commitment%20in%20Afghanistan%20Fact%20Sheet%204.pdf, Accessed 8th April 2013

Department of Defence, “Progress in Afghanistan Since 2001”, http://www.defence.gov.au/defencenews/articles/1017/files/6_Progress%20in%20Afghanistan%20since%202001%20Fact%20Sheet%206.pdf , Accessed 8th April 2013

Londey, Peter, “War Without Boundaries”, Wartime Magazine, Australian War Memorial, 2003, /wartime/22/war-without-boundaries/, Accessed 8th April 2013

McDougall, Derek, Australia and the War on Terrorism: A Preliminary Assessment in Australian security after 9/11: new and old agendas, edited by Derek McDougall and Peter Shearman, Ashgate, 2006

Scope and Content

Using the collection: This collection consists of three archive boxes and one solander box of material, dating from the beginning of the conflict in 2001 to the present. There are fifteen series within this collection which are arranged by format. Within each series, items have been given running numbers, rather than being organised chronologically.

Series List:

Series number Title of Series and Date
1 Postcards c.2001
2 Souvenirs. c.2001-2013
3 Digital Media. c.2001-2003
4 Leaflets/Advertisements. c.2000-2012
5 Posters. c.2001-2012
6 Pamphlets. c.2002-2005
7 Booklets and Miscellaneous Publications. c.1997-2012
8 Newspapers. c.2002
9 Magazines/serials. c.2001-2012
10 Australian War Memorial Material. c.2003-2012
11 Greeting Cards. c.2006
12 Forms and Stationary. c.2001-2002
13 Biographies. c.2012
14 Cards and Letters. c.2012

 

Series 1: Postcards (12 items)

Subseries 1: Australian Postcards, c.2001

Description: This collection consists of Australian postcards produced following September 11 2001 (2 Items).

Item number Title/Description Box
1/1/1

War what is it good for?

The Greens, ACT (2 items).

Box 1

 

Subseries 2: American Postcards, c.2001

Description: This collection consists of American postcards produced following September 11 2001 (10 Items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
1/2/1

Honour our Heroes World Trade Center

"To our Heroes we salute you, to those we lost we will always remember you”, Alfred Mainzer Inc.

Box 1
1/2/2

September 11 2001 World Trade Center

"To our Heroes we salute you, to those we lost we will always remember you", Alfred Mainzer, Inc.

Box 1
1/2/3

America September 11 - Day of Remembrance

Designed and printed by Maracom.

Box 1
1/2/4

We will never forget September 11, 2001

By Michael Langenstein 2001.

Box 1
1/2/5

Day of Infamy 11 September 2001

Postcard by Rick Geary.

Box 1
1/2/6

Your wakeup call

Includes "I hear you, and the whole nation hear you, and the people that knocked down these buildings are going to hear all of us soon", George Bush, by W H Kopp 2001.

Box 1
1/2/7

Wanted dead or alive Osama Bin Laden $5,000,000 reward produced

By US Department of Smoke 'm Out, photo Mullar Omar.

Box 1
1/2/8

(Target Osama)

Produced by the US Department of Smoke 'm Out, photo Mullar Omar.

Box 1
1/2/9

Wanted dead or alive (crossed out), Osama Bin Laden, $9,000 000 reward, Sept. 11 2001

By Bombs to You Postcard Company.

Box 1
1/2/10

Uncle Sam Commemorative Series for Operation Enduring Freedom

By pcards@atlantic.net.

Box 1

 

Series 2: Souvenirs (77 items)

Subseries 1: Australian Souvenirs

File 1: Personnel Souvenirs c.2001-2013

Description: This collection consists of souvenirs relating to Australian Defence personnel’s service in Afghanistan following the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States of America (31 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
2/1/1/1 Operation Slipper 2001/2 War Against Terrorism, first LPA to OLOC, first LPA to War Box 1
2/1/1/2

Moment of Silence

Operation Enduring Freedom, Air Force Week in Photos, Official website of the United States Airforce, 5/5/2002, http://www.af.mil/news/afwip/wip.html

Box 1
2/1/1/3

Victoria Cross for Australia Investiture, Trooper Mark Donaldson, Government House, Canberra, 2009

Order of ceremony for the Investiture of the Victoria  Cross for Australia to Trooper Mark Donaldson, held at Government House, Canberra, Friday 16 January 2009. Signed by dignitaries, including the Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd; Chief of the Austalian Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, AC, AFC; Governor General Quentin Bryce, AC; Keith Payne, VC, last Australian winner of the original Victoria Cross; and Trooper Mark Donaldson, VC, the first recipient of the Victoria Cross for Australia.

Box 1
2/1/1/4

Outline of funeral arrangements for Sergeant Andrew Russell

Printout of email sent to HMAS Kanimbla outlining funeral arrangements for Sergeant Andrew Russell.

Box 1

2/1/1/5

Souvenir photo of HMAS Kanimbla

Souvenir photo of HMAS Kanimbla taken on the way to deployment in the Middle East.

Box 1
2/1/1/6

Sticker mail tag for HMAS Kanimbla

To assist the US servicemen distributing mail, tags were colour coded for each ship and a kangaroo was used to denote an Australian ship.

Box 1
2/1/1/7

Sticker mail tag for HMAS Adelaide

To assist the US servicemen distributing mail, tags were colour coded for each ship and a kangaroo was used to denote an Australian ship.

Box 1
2/1/1/8

Mail tag for HMAS Kanimbla

Mail tag from the Central Mail Exchange, Sydney, to HMAS Kanimbla.

Box 1
2/1/1/9

Publicity flyer for the band America

Signed by the artists. They performed for the US and Australian forces in the Gulf.

Box 1
2/1/1/10

HMAS Kanimbla Op Slipper Christmas 2001

Menu for Christmas 2001.

Box 1
2/1/1/11

Message on bomb

Photocopied picture of a message written on a bomb being loaded on a B52 Bomber at Diego Garcia to be dropped on Afghanistan, November 2001. (2 items)

Box 1
2/1/1/12

Wing Welcome Home Parade 11 October 2009, Newcastle

Souvenir order of service for the RAAF unit who saw service in Afghanistan.

Box 1
2/1/1/13

Orders for Opening Fire OP SLIPPER

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
2/1/1/14

Letter of Appreciation to the members of the Australian Medical Taskforce 2

Certificate from the Commander of Taskforce Uruzgan commending the members of Australian Medical Taskforce 2 for their contribution to the Role 2E hospital, awarded at Tarin Kowt, 27/09/2008. Separate sheet lists medical care statistics.

Box 1
2/1/1/15

Certificate of Appreciation to the members of the Australian Medical Taskforce 2

Two messages of thanks, one from the staff and soldiers of the E Company BG-7 and the other from the staff and soldiers of the Role 2E Hospital, Tarin Kowt.

Box 1
2/1/1/16

Destination Airfield: Minhad

Green luggage tag. (3 items)

Box 1
2/1/1/17

Destination Airfield: Tarin Kowt

Brown luggage tag.

Box 1
2/1/1/18

Destination Airfield: Kabul

Orange luggage tag. (2 items)

Box 1
2/1/1/19

Supreme: How can we serve you better?

Survey cards from Tarin Kowt mess caterer Supreme. (2 items)

Box 1
2/1/1/20

DynCorp INTERNATIONAL Soldier 1st Survey MWR 

Survey sheet from Kabul International Airport, DFAC Caterer DynCorp (2 items).

Box 1
2/1/1/21

Thursday Knight Experience

Thursday Knight Experience CD album.

Box 1
2/1/1/22

E.A.R Classic

Earplug box.

Box 1
2/1/1/23

Provincial Reconstruction Team – Uruzgan 11 Sep 2011, Afghanistan

Certificate with photographic image of Provincial Reconstruction Team.

Box 1
2/1/1/24

Sick Bag, written on “Aussie Herc Inflight Magazine, ‘Spew Bag Times’ – The ‘Chunky’ News", 26 March 2013

Describes flight conditions, weather on arrival, joke of the day and quote from the movie Madagascar II.

Box 1
2/1/1/25

Sick Bag, written on “Aussie Herc Inflight Magazine, ‘Spew Bag Times’ – The ‘Chunky’ News", 1 April 2013

Describes flight conditions, weather on arrival, joke of the day and quote from the movie Madagascar II.

Box 1
2/1/1/26

Victoria Cross for Australia Investiture, Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith, Campbell Barracks, Perth, 2011

Order of Ceremony for the Investiture of the Victoria Cross for Australia to Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith MG, held at Campbell Barracks, Perth, Sunday 23 January 2011. Signed by Benjamin Roberts-Smith MG.

Box 1
2/1/1/27

Lunch in honour of Corporal Daniel Keighran VC, Thursday 1 November 2012

Menu for lunch in honour of Corporal Daniel Keighran VC on Thursday 1 November 2012. Also included is placecard for Ms Nola Anderson (2 items).

Box 1
2/1/1/28

Victoria Cross for Australia Investiture, Corporal Daniel Keighran, Government House, Canberra 2012

Order of Ceremony for the Investiture of the Victoria Cross for Australia to Corporal Daniel Keighran, held at Government House, Canberra, Thursday 1 November 2012. Signed by Daniel Keighran VC, Governor General Quentin Bryce and Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Box 1

 

Subseries 1: Australian Souvenirs

File 2: Memorial Services and Prayer Books c.2002-2012

Description: This collection consists of memorial service books and prayer books for services held for ADF members killed in action in Afghanistan (19 items).  

ITEM NUMBER TITLE/DESCRIPTION LOCATION
2/1/2/1 Anzac Dawn Service program, Afghanistan, 2002 Box 1
2/1/2/2

AHQ Prayer Service Remembering TPR David Pearce 2nd/14th Light Horse Regt, KIA 8 Oct 2007

An Australian Army Headquarters (AHQ) Prayer Service Programme for TPR David Pearce, 2nd/14th Light Horse Regt, Australian Army. He was killed in action in Afghanistan on 8th October 2007 while on deployment during Operation Slipper. Includes a colour picture of TPR Pearce.

Box 1
2/1/2/3

Dedication service for Lance Corporal Jason Marks, 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (Commando)

Order of service for ceremony conducted for Lance Corporal Jason Marks, 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (Commando) at the Royal Australian Regiment National Memorial Walk, Wednesday 10 November 2008.

Box 1
2/1/2/4

Dedication service for Private Luke Worsley, 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (Commando)

Order of service for ceremony conducted for Private Luke Worsley, 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (Commando) the Royal Australian Regiment National Memorial Walk, Wednesday 10 November 2008.

Box 1
2/1/2/5

7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment Association Qld, 42nd commemorative service of the Battle of Sui Chau Pha at Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera and dedication and unveiling of a plaque commemorating Corporal Mathew Hopkins. Killed in Action, Afghanistan 16 March, 2009

Order of service for ceremony held at Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, Queensland, 9 August 2009. Includes Roll of Honour.

Box 1
2/1/2/6

CPL Scott Smith, KIA 21 October 2012, Memorial Service

Prayer book for memorial service for CPL Scott Smith, October 2012, Tarin Kowt.

Box 1
2/1/2/7

Memorial Service - 8511616 CPL Scott Smith 

Order of Service for memorial service for 8511616 CPL Scott Smith, 26 October 2012, Kandahar Afghanistan. (2 items)

Box 1
2/1/2/8

Memorial Service, Tarin Kowt, 01 September 2012

Prayer book for memorial service for PTE Nathanel Galagher, LCPL Mervyn McDonald, LCPL Stjepan Milosevic, PTE Robert Poate and SPR James Martin, 1 September 2012, Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan. (6 items)

Box 1
2/1/2/9

ANZAC Afghan Memorial Dedication – Kabul British Cemetery

Booklet for the ANZAC Afghan Memorial Dedication at Kabul British Cemetery. (3 items)

Box 1
2/1/2/10

Camp Holland Tarin Kowt, Sunday 28 October 2012

Prayer book for October 28 2012 Sunday Church Service, Afghan Chapel, Camp Holland, Tarin Kowt.

Box 1
2/1/2/11

Second Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, Dedication of Memorial Plaques The Royal Australian Regiment National Memorial Walk Wednesday 17 October 2012

Order of ceremony for the dedication of memorial plaques for LCPL Luke Gavin and PTE Matthew Lambert on the Royal Australian Regiment National Memorial Walk. Service held Wednesday 17 October 2012.

Box 1
2/1/2/12

Memorial Service Lieutenant Marcus Case 18 May 1984 – 30 May 2011 Kandahar, Afghanistan June 2011

Order of service for the ceremony held in Kandahar, Afghanistan, for Lieutenant Marcus Case.
Box 1
2/1/2/13

In Remembrance and Hope : A Concert in Story and Song In Memory of Captain Paul McKay

Order of service for memorial concert held in honour of Captain Paul McKay. Held Sunday 2 November 2014, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide. Funds were raised at the concert in support of Soldier On. (2 items)
Box 1

 

Subseries 2: American Souvenirs, c.2001 - 2012

Description:  This collection consists of souvenirs relating to American Defence personnel’s service in Afghanistan following the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States of America (27 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
2/2/1

USS Bridge (AOE-10). Service with Excellence. US ship deployed in the Gulf

Sticker

Box 1
2/2/2

United States Seventh Fleet. Ready Power for Peace. US ship deployed in the Gulf

Sticker

Box 1
2/2/3

USS Bridge (AOE-10). Service with Excellence. US ship deployed in the Gulf

Drink coaster

Box 1
2/2/4

Big League trade cards featuring USS Leyte Gulf CG55

Reverse features the story of the Leyte Gulf ship and battle. Made in the USA. 2001. (2 Items)

Box 1
2/2/5

ACE Suicide Intervention Wallet Card

Reverse lists simple directions for identifying and intervening with those at risk of suicide, produced by USACHPPM.

Box 1
2/2/6

ISAF Restricted Report on 'Violent protest in Chorah, Uruzgan Province on 16 September 2010'

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
2/2/7

AAFES 5c Gift Certificate

Small coin certificate used instead of cash and redeemable at any of the bases in Afghanistan. (2 items)

Box 1
2/2/8

Exchange 5c Gift Certificate

Small coin certificate used instead of cash and redeemable at any of the bases in Afghanistan. (3 items)

Box 1
2/2/9

AAFES 10c Gift Certificate 

Small coin certificate used instead of cash and redeemable at any of the bases in Afghanistan. (5 items)

Box 1
2/2/10

Exchange 10c Gift Certificate

Small coin certificate used instead of cash and redeemable at any of the bases in Afghanistan. (3 items)

Box 1
2/2/11

AAFES 25c Gift Certificate

Small coin certificate used instead of cash and redeemable at any of the bases in Afghanistan. (1 item)

Box 1
2/2/12

Exchange 25c Gift Certificate

Small coin certificate used instead of cash and redeemable at any of the bases in Afghanistan. (5 items).

Box 1
2/2/13

Cup of Joe for a Joe

Paper coffee voucher, issued by Green Beans Coffee.

Box 1

 

Series 2: Souvenirs, Subseries 3: Other souvenirs, c.2001-2002

Description: This collection consists of souvenirs related to the Middle East, though not directly the deployment of Defence personnel (1 item).  

Item number Title/Description Box
2/3/1

Historical Dubai

Tourist brochure published by the Government of Dubai. Includes a ticket stub for a visit to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House.

Box 1

 

Series 3:  Digital Media (46 items)

Subseries 1: J-Peg images, c.2001-2003

Description: This collection consists of J-Peg images, mostly generated in the United States, which were distributed worldwide via email, following the events of September 11 2001 (21 items).   

Item number Title/Description Box
3/1/1 [11 September $20] Box 1
3/1/2 Afghanistan weather Box 1
3/1/3 Bin Laden, Toomey and the Ansett collapse Box 1
3/1/4 Bin Laden Airlines Box 1
3/1/5 [Toyota] Box 1
3/1/6 [Delete Both Towers?] Box 1
3/1/7 [Divorce September 11 Style] Box 1
3/1/8 [Priceless 1] Box 1
3/1/9 [Priceless 2] Box 1
3/1/10 [George Bush and John Howard Mini-me] Box 1
3/1/11 [How Osama got the idea] Box 1
3/1/12 [Minties] Box 1
3/1/13 [Osamas in pyjamas] Box 1
3/1/14 [Osama's pizza] Box 1
3/1/15 [Stop asking questions] Box 1
3/1/16 [Spot the difference] Box 1
3/1/17 [Twin Towers homepage] Box 1
3/1/18 [Twin Towers Meeting] Box 1
3/1/19 [When you pay bananas you get George] Box 1
3/1/20 [Won the Toss] Box 1
3/1/21 [New store opening in Empire State Building] Box 1

 

Subseries 2: Microsoft Word Documents, c.2001-2003

Description: This collection consists of Microsoft Word Documents, mostly generated in the United States, which were distributed worldwide via email, following the events of September 11 2001 (7 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
3/2/1 [Bert Bin Laden] Box 1
3/2/2 [Osama Bin Laden University] Box 1
3/2/3 [Pentagon bombing] Box 1
3/2/4 [Public servant joke] Box 1
3/2/5 [The Number 11] Box 1
3/2/6 [The US Government terrorism website] Box 1
3/2/7 [Where was God on 11 September] Box 1

 

Subseries 3: Mp3 format sound, c.2001 

Description: This collection consists of mp3 format sounds which were mostly generated in the United States, which were distributed worldwide via email, following the events of September 11 2001 (1 item).  

Item number Title/Description Box
3/3/1 [Air Force Come.mp3] Box 1

 

Subseries 4: Applications, c.2001

Description: This collection consists of computer game applications, mostly generated in the United States, which were distributed worldwide via email, following the events of September 11 2001 (2 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
3/4/1 [Bin Laden Shoot Out.exe] Box 1
3/4/2 [Trade Centre Defender.exe] Box 1

 

Subseries 5: Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show, c.2002-2003

Description: This collection consists of PowerPoint slide shows, mostly generated in the United States, which were distributed worldwide via email, following the events of September 11 2001 (2 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
3/5/1 [Message from Boeing] Box 1
3/5/2 [Movies 2002] Box 1

 

Subseries 6: Gif Image, c.2003

Description: This collection consists of .gif images, mostly generated in the United States, which were distributed worldwide via email, following the events of September 11 2001 (1 item).  

Item number Title/Description Box
3/6/1 [Osama OJ] Box 1

 

Subseries 7: Australian emails anti-war messages, c.2001-2002

Description: This collection consists of print-outs of anti-war emails, mostly generated in Australia, protesting the war in Afghanistan, following the events of September 11 2001 (3 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
3/7/1

"Anti-Terrorist" Laws media release

NOWAR (Network opposing war and racism), Monday 11th February 2002

Box 1
3/7/2

This is a war against Afghan people

NOWAR (Network opposing war and racism), 19 December 2001

Box 1
3/7/3

Peace email

 

Box 1

 

Subseries 8: Australian Emails, c.2001-2003

Description: This collection consists of print-outs of emails, generated and distributed in Australia and to Australians overseas, following the events of September 11 2001 (7 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
3/8/1 [Mooseheads] Box 1
3/8/2 [Mundine Bin Laden] Box 1
3/8/3

[Postcard from John Howard]

By Michael Leunig

Box 1
3/8/4 [Bin lager] Box 1
3/8/5

[You hurt us bombing Bali]

(paper copy)

Box 1
3/8/6

[Operation Slipper (MIF) - on reflection]

(paper copy)

Box 1
3/8/7

[How many dibbies does it take to change a light bulb?]

(paper copy)

Box 1

 

Subseries 9: Pdf Format, c.2007

Description: This collection consists of pdf format files generated and distributed in Australia (1 item).   

Item number Title/Description Box
3/9/1

[Fake Liberal Party Leaflet]

2007 Elections

Box 1

 

Subseries 10: American Emails, c.2001

Description:  This collection consists of print-outs of emails generated mostly in the United States and distributed within Defence and civilian circles (1 item).

Item number Title/Description Box
3/10/1

[If I were George W Bush's Speech Writer]

(paper copy)

Box 1

 

Series 4: Leaflets/Advertisements (243tems)

Subseries 1: Leaflets produced by Australian Government Agencies and for use by Australian Defence Personnel, c.2000-2012

Description:  This collection consists of leaflets produced by Australian Government Agencies and produced for the use by Australian Defence Personnel. The collection material consists of leaflets and email printouts (47 items).   

Item number Title/Description Box
4/1/1

Medevac procedures 1 November 2000

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/2

Let's look out for Australia: Protecting our way of life from a possible terrorist threat

A leaflet with magnet produced by the Australian Government in 2003 which provides useful phone numbers for the public to utilise when they have information on terrorists or terrorism threats.

Box 1
4/1/3

Handy Phrases in Pashtu Language

A leaflet with translations of useful phrases in Pashtu, a language widely spoken in Afghanistan.

Box 1
4/1/4

Alcohol in Dubai

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/5

Crew Management Issues

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/6

ADF Support to the War Against Terrorism

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/7

Feeding arrangements for Boarding and Steaming Parties

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/8

POLAR

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/9

Medevac "9-Line" Request

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/10

9 Line Medevac Request

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/11

The International Morse Code Characters

Details morse code and its corresponding letter or number

Box 1
4/1/12

E CAS

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/13

Psalm 91

Card containing text of Psalm 91 printed by Col Stringer Ministries.

Box 1
4/1/14

Deployment Pack: Military Christian Fellowship

Pack containing several resources provided by the Military Christian Fellowship: 'How to use this pack', 'Deployed: Good news as told by John', 'Reading the Good news as told by John', 'Bible Celebration Reading Guide',  reply slip for MCF office, reply envelope addressed for MCF office,  'Christianity: a pocket guide',  'Military Christian Fellowship: equipping Defence Christians to build the Kingdom of God in the ADF'. (8 items)

Box 1
4/1/15

Personal Prayers & Devotions For Field Use

Card containing nine prayers

Box 1
4/1/16

Headquarters Joint Task Force 633-Afghanistan Force Protection Brief

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/17

CASEVAC 9-liner DTG

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/18

Camp Baker

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/19

Multi National Base - Tarin Kowt

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/20

Welcome Information Al Minhad Air Base – UAE

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/21

Precinct 2

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/22

Purple Card Orders for Opening Fire - OP SLIPPER

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/23

MEAO Force Protection: Individual Guidance on the Use of Force

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/24

Force Protection State/Dress States

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/25

Purple Card Orders for Opening Fire – OP SLIPPER

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access (2 items).

Restricted
4/1/26

Grey Card Search and Detention OP SLIPPER

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access (2 items).

Restricted
4/1/27

Yellow Card MEAO Force Protection Individual Guidance on the Use of Force

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access (2 items).

Restricted
4/1/28

Post Deployment – Afghanistan Members Information/Information for Doctors

Plastic card outlining diseases ADF member may have been exposed to on deployment.

Box 1
4/1/29

CASEVAC 9-LINER/ M.IS.T

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
4/1/30

Incident Scene REACT

Pamphlet outlining initial action and preservation procedures to be undertaken following and incident (2 items).

Box 1
4/1/31

Headquarters Joint Task Force 633

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted

 

Subseries 2: Australian Anti-War Leaflets, c.2001-2004  

Description: This collection consists of anti-war leaflets produced organisations, advertising protests against the war in Afghanistan (27 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
4/2/1

Justice for Jack Thomas (March 15)

Leaflet for public meeting on 15th March.

Box 1
4/2/2

Rock for Justice: Justice for Jack Thomas Benefit Gig (March 18)

Leaflet for benefit concert on 16th March.

Box 1
4/2/3

NO WAR: Network Opposing War and Racism No War Rally

Leaflet for Sat Sept 29th rally, 11am, Town Hall. (2 items)

Box 1
4/2/4

ACT NOW (ACT Network opposing War) No to War (30 Sept)

Leaflet for 30th September rally, 1pm, Garema Place, Civic

Box 1
4/2/5

Stop the War Why was the US attacked? (Oct 10)

Leaflet for meeting, Tuesday 2nd October, ANU. (2 items)

Box 1
4/2/6

Socialist Worker, Public Meeting / What's behind Bush and Howard's drive to war? (Oct 10)

Leaflet for Socialist Worker meeting, Wednesday 10th October, 5.30pm, Griffin Community Centre.

Box 1
4/2/7

Resistance

Leaflet for Anti-War Teach-in, Organised by Resistance, Saturday October 20, 1pm, ANU.

Box 1
4/2/8

ACT NOW (ACT Network opposing War) No to War (Oct 19)

Leaflet for ACT NOW protest/vigil and Mass anti-war rally, Friday 19th October, Garema Place, Civic. (2 items: 1 A5, 1 A4)

Box 1
4/2/9

Spank (Students Protesting Against Needless Killing)

Leaflet for rally, Thursday November 8th, Garema Place, Civic. (2 items)

Box 1
4/2/10 Socialist Alliance (Stop the War, How to Vote leaflet) Box 1
4/2/11 Trade Unionists against the War NO War - Sydney Trade Union Working Group Box 1
4/2/12

ACT NOW (ACT Network opposing War) No to War (Oct 13)

Leaflet for anti-war rally, Friday 19th October, 5.30pm, Garema Place, Civic.

Box 1
4/2/13

ACT NOW (ACT Network opposing War) Stop the War (Nov 7)

Leaflet for rally, Wed November 7th, 12.30pm, Garema Place, Civic. (2 items)

Box 1
4/2/14

ACT NOW and ANU Anti-War Group (Anti-War Teach-in) (Nov 24)

Leaflet for anti-war teach it, Saturday 24th November,  9.30am-4.30pm, ANU

Box 1
4/2/15

ACT NOW (ACT Network opposing War) Rally (Nov 30)

Leaflet for rally and walk, Saturday 30th November, 12 noon, US Embassy, Monash Place, Yarralumla.

Box 1
4/2/16

Socialist Alliance (No to war, No to Racism)

Leaflet for Socialist Alliance meetings and “Vote for James Vassilopoulos”. (3 items)

Box 1
4/2/17

NO WAR: Network Opposing War and Racism (Stop the War) (Dec 9)

Leaflet for “Stop the War on International Human Rights Day” event, Sunday December 9th.

Box 1
4/2/18

Green Left Weekly (How can we stop this war?)

Leaflet for public forum, Thursday November 1st, 5.30pm. (2 items)

Box 1
4/2/19

Refugee Action Committee (Stop the war on refugees)

Leaflet for protest rally, Sunday 4th November, 12 noon, Old Parliament House.

Box 1

 

Subseries 3: United States Propaganda Leaflets, c.2002-2012

Description: This collection consists of propaganda leaflets that produced by the United States and dropped in Afghanistan (11 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
4/3/1

Al-Qai'da do you think that you are safe in your tomb

(Arabic), 2002. United States propaganda leaflet, dropped in Afghanistan.

Box 1
4/3/2

Up to $25,000 000 Reward for information leading to  the whereabouts of capture of these two men 'Usama Bin Laden' and 'Aimen  Al-Zawahiri’

(Arabic), 2002. United States propaganda leaflet, dropped in Afghanistan.

Box 1
4/3/3

'Taliban and Al-Qai'da use innocent women and children as shields for protection/ Report Taliban and Al-Qaida to Partnership of Nations Forces

(Arabic), 2002. United States propaganda leaflet, dropped in Afghanistan.

Box 1
4/3/4

Taliban and Al-Qai'da Leadership Reward. Reward for leading to the whereabouts or capture of Taliban and Al Qaida leadership

(Arabic), 2002. United States propaganda leaflet, dropped in Afghanistan.

Box 1
4/3/5

Many threads make one rug/ Together you can make one Afghanistan

(Arabic), 2002. United States propaganda leaflet, dropped in Afghanistan.

Box 1
4/3/6

A united Afghanistan offers peace and prosperity. A new Government offers new freedoms. The future of Afghanistan depends on your support of the new Government

(Arabic), 2002. United States propaganda leaflet, dropped in Afghanistan.

Box 1
4/3/7

Osama Bin laden sacrifices the Afghan people for his own pride. He used the Taliban to exterminate whole communities opposed to his fanaticism

(Arabic). United States propaganda leaflet, dropped in Afghanistan.

Box 1
4/3/8

Insurgents You Think You Are Safe/You’re Not

(Arabic) Propaganda leaflet created by Psychological Operations Detachment Uruzgan (POU-7), dropped in Afghanistan (4 items).

Box 1

 

Subseries 4: Afghanistan Leaflets, c. 2001-2012

Description: This collection consists of leaflets produced and distributed in Afghanistan, mostly produced and distributed by Allied forces (154 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
4/4/1

Leaflet, Tora Bora, Eastern Afghanistan

Leaflet with Arabic writing on one side and two photographs on the other.

Box 1
4/4/2

Leaflet, Tora Bora, Eastern Afghanistan

Leaflet with Arabic writing on one side and two photographs on the other.

Box 1
4/4/3

Leaflet, Tora Bora, Eastern Afghanistan

Leaflet in Arabic folded into quarters to form a booklet. One section appears to give instructions for a Rocket Propelled Grenade. (1 item, in 2 parts)

Box 1
4/4/4

Leaflet, Tora Bora, Eastern Afghanistan

Leaflet in Arabic. One side has information in a tabular form.

Box 1
4/4/5

Reintegrate back into the community

Two sided leaflet. Illustration of people and field on front. Reverse with illustration of soldier sitting with RPG-7. (4 copies, 2 in Arabic, 2 in English).

Box 1
4/4/6

HME/IED Manufacturing is a crime and those who make it will be punished

By GIRoA (Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan). Two sided leaflet. Illustration of prisoners on front. Reverse with illustration of men laying mine. (4 copies, 2 in Arabic, 2 in English)

Box 1
4/4/7

What are your views on reintegration?

Leaflet, four sections with photographs of civilians. (4 copies, 2 in Arabic, 2 in English)

Box 1
4/4/8

The observation balloon is here to increase security

Single sided leaflet showing photograph of observation balloon. (4 copies, 2 in Arabic, 2 in English)

Box 1
4/4/9

Legal Fertilizer/Illegal Fertilizer

Two sided leaflet; Photograph of urea fertilizer. Reverse with photograph of ammonia nitrate (4 copies, 2 in Arabic, 2 in English)

Box 1
4/4/10

SRT Protect Afghanistan

Two sided leaflet. Both sides showing photograph of Afghan police personnel and hand holding mobile phone.( 4 copies, 2 in Arabic, 2 in English)

Box 1
4/4/11

Give your children a prosperous future

Two sided leaflet. Photograph of child and wheat field on front. Reverse with photograph of poppy user and poppy field. (4 copies, 2 in Arabic, 2 in English)

Box 1
4/4/12

My name is Obaidullah

Two sided leaflet. Photograph of dead soldier on front and white text. Reverse with stylised blood stains. (3 copies, 2 in Arabic, 1 in English)

Box 1
4/4/13

Wanted for Murder Hekmatullah

“$10000 USD reward for information leading to the capture of Hekmatullah, son of Abdul. Contact: 0790626039, PH159-AFG12-B” on one side, photograph of Hekmatullah on reverse (2 items, 1 in Arabic, 1 in English)

Box 1
4/4/14 Stickers showing four photographs (clockwise from upper left) people climbing on dam/bridge, mosque, two soldiers in uniform holding weaponry, group of male children holding up Afghani flag. Arabic writing above and below images (3 items) Box 1
4/4/15

101.1FM 0798008788

Sticker advertising radio station 101.1FM (5 items)

Box 1
4/4/16

The criminals among you don’t care for your safety/Report Criminal Activity OCCP: 0795847261

One side, Afghani flag. Reverse, photographic images of ANP and text “Professional and Just… ANP are serving to protect your future/Report Criminal Activity OCCP: 0795847261”.

Box 1
4/4/17

The criminals among you don’t care for your safety/Report Criminal Activity OCCP: 0795847261

Two sided leaflet. One side, Afghani flag. Reverse, photographic image of ANP members standing with male children, text “Professional and Just… ANP are serving to protect your future/Report Criminal Activity OCCP: 0795847261” (in Arabic). (45 items)

Box 1
4/4/18

The criminals among you don’t care for your safety/Report Criminal Activity OCCP: 0795847261

Two sided leaflet. One side, Afghani flag. Reverse, photographic image of ANP members, text “Professional and Just… ANP are serving to protect your future/Report Criminal Activity OCCP: 0795847261” (in Arabic). (45 items)

Box 1
4/4/19

AFH4aaHB6224

Two sided leaflet. One side, cartoon of insurgent being taken away from a civilian house by ISAF memeber. Reverse, cartoon depicting what and what not to do (in Arabic).

Box 1
4/4/20

PH038-AFG09-B

 Two sided leaflet. One side, photos of people with faces covered, imposed over background of artillery. Reverse, image of children smiling with town in the background (in Arabic).

Box 1
4/4/21

PH-003-TE66

Two sided leaflet. One side, cartoon of man describing weaponery buried in the road to soldier. Reverse cartoon of insurgents and an explosion (in Arabic). (4 items)

Box 1
4/4/22

PH031-AFG09-A

Two sided leaflet. One side, image of stormy sky with emblem of Afghanistan during Taliban rule. Reverse, image of sunny sky and grass with emblem of Afghanistan under democratic government (in Arabic). (2 items)

Box 1
4/4/23

PH040-AFG09C

Two sided leaflet. One side, images of crashed truck, IED and artillery shells, each with a red cross on them. Reverse, image of men in uniform shaking hands and conversing with a green tick on the images (in Arabic).

Box 1
4/4/24

PH041-AFG09C

Two sided leaflet. One side, three images of Afghani and US soldiers inspecting vehicles. Reverse, image of Australian soldiers conversing with young Afghani men (in Arabic). (3 items)

Box 1
4/4/25

[no title]

Two sided leaflet. One side, image of a young boy standing in building rubble, dust cloud from an explosion and people running on a road carrying their belongings. Reverse, image of a man ploughing a field, a child in the grass and two young children smiling (in Arabic). (3 items)

Box 1
4/4/26

[no title]

Two sided leaflet. One side, for images of young children in hospital. Reverse, image of a young child in hospital (in Arabic). (2 items)

Box 1
4/4/27

[no title]

Two sided leaflet. One side, image of a lion. Reverse, image of two young children smiling and image of two children drinking from a well (in Arabic).

Box 1
4/4/28

PHB021-AFG09-A

Two sided leaflet. One side, image of three soldiers from different international forces and inset of people in handcuffs. Reverse, image of ANA soldier, two young Afghani boys, Afghani man and ANP member (in Arabic).

Box 1

 

Subseries 5: Leaflets in Support of Troops, c.2001

Description:  This collection consists of leaflets and print-outs of emails, generated by Australian Government organisations and RSL’s, in support of Australian Defence Personnel deployed in Afghanistan (4 items).

Item number Title/Description Box
4/5/1

Minister for Defence Christmas Message

Email printout showing a message to deployed troops spending Christmas 2001 overseas.

Box 1
4/5/2

Welcome Home Message by the Chief of Navy

Email printout from the Chief of Navy Australia saying Welcome Home.“Welcome Home Message by the Chief of Navy”. Email printout from the Chief of Navy Australia saying Welcome Home.

Box 1
4/5/3

NSW RSL Christmas Beer Fund Appeal

Two letters from the RSL NSW Branch regarding donations by members to what is humorously referred to as the 'Christmas Beer Fund Appeal' for deployed troops. (1 item in 2 parts)

Box 1
4/5/4

Navy Ships in the Gulf have their own Christmas Carols

A printout of a press release by the Defence Media Centre concerning how the crew deployed aboard HMAS Kanimbla celebrated Christmas in 2001.

Box 1

 

Series 5:  Posters (51 items)

Subseries 1: Australian Posters, c.2001-2011 

Description:  This collection of posters include Australian anti-surveillance and anti-war posters, welcome home posters to service personnel. (27 items)

Item number Title/Description Box
5/1/1

Get Smart: Say No to a Secret Police! AO 1

Poster protesting ASIO legislation.

Solander Box
5/1/2

Socialist Alternative Marxism and Terrorism (Feb 5)

Poster advertising Socialist Alternative meeting, 7.30pm, Thurs February  5th, Trades Hall, Carlton

Solander Box
5/1/3

Can there be a world without war? (March 19)

Poster advertising Socialist Alternative meeting, 3pm, Sat March 19th, Trades Hall, Carlton (4 items)

Solander Box
5/1/4

Who will the US invade next? (March 31)

Poster advertising Socialist Alternative meeting, 7.30pm, Thurs March 31st, Trades Hall, Carlton (2 items)

Solander Box
5/1/5

Standing up to Imperialism and War (April 15-17 2005)

Poster for Socialism 2005 event, 15-17th April. Trades Hall. Carlton (3 items)

Solander Box
5/1/6

Justice for Jack Thomas Campaign Justice for Jack (March 15)

Poster for “Justice for Jack Thomas” public meeting, 7.30pm, Tuesday March 15th, Trades Hall, Carlton (4 items)

Solander Box
5/1/7

ACT Network Opposing War (Human Rights Day Anti-War Rally) (Dec 9)

Poster for Anti-war rally, Sunday December 9th, 12.30pm, Northbourne Ave, Canberra

Solander Box
5/1/8

Marxism 2002 (Sept 6)

Poster for “Anti-capitalism war and racism” event, 7pm, Friday September 6th, Trades Hall Carlton

Solander Box
5/1/9

Friends of the Earth (Expose the Gap)

Poster for National Peace Protest at Pine Gap, October 5-7 2002.

Solander Box
5/1/10 Refugee Action Committee (Free the Refugees) Solander Box
5/1/11

31st Resistance National Conference (Sept 27-30)

Poster for “31st Resistance National Conference”, September 27-30, Trades Hall, Carlton

Solander Box
5/1/12

Marxism 2002 (Global War, Global Revolt) (Sept 6-8)

Poster for “Marxism 2002 Global War, Global Revolt” event, September 6-8th 2002, Trades Hall, Carlton

Solander Box
5/1/13

Homemade poster welcoming home Lt Kate Miller and Lt Chris Miller from service during Operation Slipper 2002

Solander Box
5/1/14

Pencil-sketch of a missile launcher

By Able Seaman Linkenbagh, 4-3-02

Box 1
5/1/15

Tania Zaetta poster

Signed poster of Australian celebrity Tania Zaetta who toured the MEAO as part of Tour de Force 9 from April 3-17, 2008.

Solander Box
5/1/16

Occupy Capital Hill

Poster to advertising protest against US-Australian military alliance. Held 17 November 2011.

Solander Box
5/1/17 Homemade, welcome home, poster made by William Buttler, aged 4 stating “I Missed You Daddy”. Solander Box
5/1/18 Homemade, welcome home, poster made by Caitlin Buttler, aged 5 stating “I Love You Daddy Solander Box

 

Subseries 2: Posters from the United States, c.2001 

Description:  This collection consists of posters generated in the United States following the events of September 11 2001 (4 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
5/2/1 The World Trade Centre Area: Before and After Oversize Drawer
5/2/2 In Commemoration of 37 Port Authority Police Officers, New York, 2001 Solander Box
5/2/3 Image of area affected by 11 September 2001 Oversize Drawer
5/2/4 Aerial view of the Pentagon Solander Box

 

Subseries 3: Posters from bases in Afghanistan, c.2012  

Description:  This collection consists of posters that were on display at the various bases ADF personnel are deployed to in Afghanistan, collected by AWM curators on a research trip, with most advertising activities for personnel (20 items).

Item number Title/Description Box
5/3/1

Breakfast; October 25 2012

Breakfast menu for October 25 2012 at Cambridge Dining Facility (DFAC), Kandahar Air Field.

Solander Box
5/3/2

Lunch; October 25 2012

Lunch menu for October 25 2012 at Cambridge Dining Facility (DFAC), Kandahar Air Field.

Solander Box
5/3/3

Dinner; October 25 2012

Dinner menu for October 25 2012 at Cambridge Dining Facility (DFAC), Kandahar Air Field.

Solander Box
5/3/4

Camp Holland Water Restrictions Taking Effect From 1200H, Fri 12 Oct 12

Poster outlining water restrictions at Camp Holland, Tarin Kowt.

Box 1
5/3/5

Fob Tarin Kowt, Camp Holland, October Calendar

Calender for October 2012.

Box 1
5/3/6

The Tk-Ohh Comedy Show

Poster advertising comedy competition, Nov. 2 to Dec. 22 2012.

Box 1
5/3/7

Camp Baker Grand Final Weekend

Poster advertising AFL and NRL grand final activities at Camp Baker, Kandahar Air Field.

Box 1

5/3/8

Strongman Events

Poster for Strongman competition, Fri 19th Oct and Sat 20th Oct 2012, Camp Holland, Tarin Kowt.

Box 1
5/3/9

3 RAR TG T-Shirt $30

Poster advertising 3 RAR commemorative t-shirts.

Box 1
5/3/10

Salsa Lessons

Poster advertising salsa lessons at ISAF HQ, Kabul.

Box 1
5/3/11

Rugby

Poster advertising touch rugby game for personnel stationed at HQ ISAF.

Box 1
5/3/12

SPR Curtis “Kiwi” McGrath

Fundraising flyer to support SPR. Chris McGrath.

Box 1
5/3/13

LOMAX’s Call of Duty Comp

Poster advertising “Call of Duty” competition at Camp Blackhorse.

Box 1
5/3/14

UPPY’S SUPPS

Poster advertising Uppy’s Supps, workout supplements.

Box 1
5/3/15

Run for Remembrance

Poster advertising fundraiser, running, cycling, rowing, and walking, from Camp Baker, Kandahar, to Gallipoli. With printout from fundraising website. (2 items)

Box 1
5/3/16

Event of the Year – Music for Life

Poster advertising charity music event for Blesma, the Limbless Veterans, Wednesday 24th October 2012.

Solander Box
5/3/17

Volleyball Tournament, U.S. Army, KAF, 21 September 2012

Poster advertising volleyball tournament at Kandahar Air Field, September 21st 2012

Solander Box
5/3/18

Thursday Knight Experience

Poster advertising Thursday Knight Experience CD release concert, Tuesday October 11th 2012.

Solander Box
5/3/19

Pool Tournament

Poster advertising pool tournament, 17th September 2012 at Liberty House, Kandahar Air Field.

Solander Box

 

Series 6:  Pamphlets (2 items)

Subseries 1: Australian Anti-war pamphlets, c.2002-2005 

Description: This collection consists of Australian propaganda pamphlets protesting war (2 items).   

Item number Title/Description Box
6/1/1

Socialist Alternative Standing up to Imperialism and War

Pamphlet for Socialism 2005 event

Box 1
6/1/2

RACanberra The New Social Disease: "The Ruddocks"

Propaganda pamphlet against Phillip Ruddock.

Box 1

 

Series 7:  Booklets and Miscellaneous Publications (28 items)

Subseries 1: Australian Booklets, c.1997-2012

Description: This collection consists of booklets and miscellaneous publications, many produced by Australian government agencies, including the Australian Defence Force (25 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
7/1/1

Afghanistan Handbook

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
7/1/2

Operational Deployment Guide

Provides helpful information on operational deployment, including stress management, adapting to new cultures, and emotional responses to deployment and how to manage ones affairs while away.

Box 1
7/1/3

Operation Damask Handbook

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
7/1/4

Pashto At Your Command

Handbook issued to Australian Military personnel. Includes useful phrases for basic communication and notes on pronunciation.

Box 1
7/1/5

Dari At Your Command

Handbook issued to Australian Military personnel. Includes useful phrases for basic communication and notes on pronunciation.     

Box 1
7/1/6

Pre-Deployment Brief RTF 2007 Afghanistan

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
7/1/7

Afghanistan Visual Language Survival Guide

Survival phrases in Pashto, Dari and Farsi. Produced by Kwikpoint.

Box 1

7/1/8

Afghanistan Culture Smart Card

Guide for Communication and Cultural Awareness" with information on religions, languages, vocabulary and tribes.

Restricted
7/1/9

Home Coming Guide

Booklet with advice to deal with issues surrounding returning home from overseas service.       

Box 1
7/1/10

Centre for Army Lessons Pre-Deployment Brief 2009 Afghanistan

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
7/1/11

Afghanistan Culture Smart Card

“Guide for Communication and Cultural Awareness" with information on religions, languages, vocabulary and tribes.

Box 1
7/1/12

Joint Counter Radio Controlled IED Electronic Warfare Handbook

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
7/1/13

Weapons Aide-Memoir Afghanistan Version 1 May 07

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
7/1/14

HMAS PARRAMATTA - Operation Slipper Rotation 23-2010

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
7/1/15

Afghanistan - The Development of Indigenous Mine Action Capacities

Photocopy of booklet prepared for the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs. Also available on the internet.

Box 1
7/1/16

Operational Deployment Guide 

Provides helpful information on operational deployment, including stress management, adapting to new cultures, and emotional responses to deployment and how to manage ones affairs while away.

Box 1
7/1/17

Home Coming Guide 

Booklet with advice to deal with issues surrounding returning home from overseas service.

Box 1
7/1/18

Gun Line Aid Memoire

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
7/1/19

Threat Weapons Handbook Afghanistan

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
7/1/20

Force Preparation Checklist

Checklist of topics and tasks, prepared by ADF Financial Services Council to be undertaken by ADF member pre-deployment.

Box 1
7/1/21

Pre-Deployment Handbook Afghanistan

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
7/1/22

MEAO – Force Preparation Course

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Box 1

 

Subseries 2: NATO Produced Publications, c.2011-2012

Description: This collection consists of publications produced by NATO (2 items). 

Item number Title/Description Box
7/2/1

NATO Role 3: Multinational Medical Unit (MMU), Kandahar Airfield (KAF), Afghanistan 

Fact sheet about MMU activities at KAF.

Box 1
7/2/2

NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar Airfield

Table outlining staff of Australian Health Specialist Group 2, usable by media.

Box 1

 

Subseries 3: United States Produced Publications, c. 2012

Description: This collection consists of booklets and miscellaneous publications, many produced by United States government agencies, including the U.S. Army (1 item)

Item number Title/Description Box
7/3/1

Guide to Coping with Deployment and Combat Stress

Booklet produced by the U.S. Army Public Health Command to prepare U.S. Army Personnel for their deployment, dealing with stress and mental health.

Box 1

 

Series 8: Newspapers (6 items)

Subseries 1: Foreign Newspapers, c.2002

Description: This collection consists of foreign produced newspapers (6 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
8/1/1

Vecherni Bishkek (The Bishkek Observer), Azamat Kasybekov

3 May 2002 (5 items)

Box 2
8/1/2

English translation of “Vecherni Bishkek, (The Bishkek Observer), 'A tribute to the memory'"

3 May 2002. Press release relating to ANZAC Day 2002.

Box 2
8/1/3

The Bahrain Desert Times

April 3 2013, Volume 10, Number 231, Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

Box 2

 

Series 9: Magazines/serials  (25 items)

Subseries 1: Australian, c.2001-2012

Description: This collection consists of Australian produced magazines and unit serials relating to the events of September 11 2001 (9 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
9/1/1

The Bulletin

September 25, 2001

Box 2
9/1/2

The Bulletin

October 2, 2001

Box 2
9/1/3

The Bulletin

January 22, 2002

Box 2
9/1/4

The Bulletin

July 16, 2002

Box 2
9/1/5

Time

October 22, 2001

Box 2
9/1/6

Time

October 29, 2001

Box 2
9/1/7

Women's Day

September 24, 2001

Box 2

9/1/8

Oxfam Horizons

Vol. 2, No. 1 February 2002

Box 2
9/1/9

The Guardian: Providing Force Protection for You Sep 2012

September 2012, newsletter from Aiminhad Air Base.

Box 2

 

Subseries 2: International, c.2001-2011

Description: This collection consists of international magazines and unit serials, produced following the events of September 11 2001, and unit deployments to Afghanistan (16 items).   

Item number Title/Description Box
9/2/1

The World Today

Vol. 57, No. 10 October 2001

Box 2
9/2/2

Profiles Presents "Attack on America"

Issue 3, 2001. Contains photos and personal stories from the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, New York in 2001

Box 2
9/2/3

God Bless America: "The day that changed America"

Vol. 11, No. 3. Contains photos and personal stories from the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, New York in 2001

Box 2
9/2/4

Nieuwsbrief Newsletter 25, Task Force Uruzgan

Unit serial produced by the Dutch ISAF operation Task Force Uruzgan, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. Composed in both English and Dutch it also mentions news relating to Australian forces who operate with them. Issue 25, 17-12-2008.

Box 2
9/2/5

Nieuwsbrief Newsletter 27, Task Force Uruzgan

Unit serial produced by the Dutch ISAF operation Task Force Uruzgan, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. Composed in both English and Dutch it also mentions news relating to Australian forces who operate with them. Issue 27, 22-01-2009.

Box 2
9/2/6

Ganci Gazette

Vol. 1, No. 11, May 3 2002. (4 items)

Box 2
9/2/7

Ganci Gazette

Vol. 1, No. 13, May 17 2002

Box 2

9/2/8

Maclean's

September 24, 2001

Box 2
9/2/9

The Gunner

January 2011

Box 2
9/2/10

[no title]

Book in Arabic, with photographic images and illustrations.

Box 2
9/2/11

Sada-e-Azadi

September 09 2012, Issue 40. Magazine published under authority of IJC. Printed in Arabic and English. (2 items)

Box 2
9/2/12

Freedom Watch

December 10 2007. Weekly magazine published by Combined Joint Task Force-82.

Box 2

 

Series 10: Australian War Memorial Material c.2003-2012

Description:  This collection consists of material produced by the Australian War Memorial in relation to Australia’s involvement in the Afghanistan conflict (8 items).  

Item number Title/Description Box
10/1/1

War without boundaries: Australia and the war against terrorism

Australian War, Memorial 20 March - 31 August 2003, Special Exhibitions Gallery, Exhibition flyer.

Box 2
10/1/2 Roll of Honour Afghanistan Panel Dedication Sgt Andrew Russell, Australian War Memorial 24 September 2004 Box 2
10/1/3

Postcard. “Photograph by Gary Ramage, 2008. AWM P07964.039”

Image of upper level of AWM and image ADF personnel and trucks in MEAO. Printed for AWM curatorial visit to Afghanistan Oct/Nov 2012 and given to personnel. (3 items)

Box 2
10/1/4

Postcard. “Photograph by Gary Ramage, 2010. AWM P09971.063”

Image of upper level of AWM and image ADF personnel in uniform. Printed for AWM curatorial visit to Afghanistan Oct/Nov 2012 and given to personnel. (3 items)

Box 2

 

Series 11: Greeting Cards (1 item)

Subseries 1: Australian Greeting Cards, c.2006

Description:  This collection consists of Australian produced greeting cards (1 item).  

Item number Title/Description Box
11/1/1

Merry Christmas from Afghanistan

From 1 Reconstruction Task Force.

Box 2

 

Series 12: Forms and Stationary (10 items)

Subseries 1: Forms, c.2002

Description: This collection consists of official forms relating to activities of United States and Australian forces in Afghanistan (9 items).

Item number Title/Description Box
12/1/1

Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company (KSC) receipt

Receipt made out to the US Navy, to cover the fuel for a helicopter going ashore.

Box 2
12/1/2

Field or Transport Medical Report

Form on two sides for observations, examinations and clinical notes for patients.

Box 2
12/1/3

PW Capture Record

Issued by the Department of Defence. In three parts requiring details relating to PW. (7 items)

Box 2

 

Subseries 2: Stationary, c.2001-2002

Description: This collection consists of stationary collected by Australian defence personnel (1 item).  

Item number Title/Description Box
12/2/1

RSL Australian Forces Overseas Fund

Notepad

Box 2

 

Series 13: Biographies (3 items)

Subseries 1: Australian Personnel, c.2012

Description: This collection consists of short biographies of ADF personnel stationed in Afghanistan at the time they were written (3 items).   

Item number Title/Description Box
13/1/1

Brigadier Peter Short

Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access.

Restricted
13/1/2

Major General Michael Peter Crane DSC, AM

Short biography on Major General Michael Peter Crane.

Box 2
13/1/3

Major General Stephen J Day, DSC

Short biography on Major General Stephen J Day, DSC, Deputy Chief of Staff Plans, HQ ISAF Joint Command.

Box 2

 

Series 14: Cards and Letters (70 items) 

Subseries 1: Children’s Cards, Letters, Poetry, Art from Gawler Lutheran Primary School, South Australia, c.2012

Description: This collection consists of handmade cards, letters and drawings sent from the children of Gawler Lutheran Primary School, South Australia, and sent to ADF personnel deployed at HQ ISAF (69 items).   

Item number Title/Description Box
14/1/1 Letter from Brigadier Roger Noble, HQ ISAF to Dr. Peter Pederson, Head of AWM Research Centre detailing donation of cards and letters. Note: This item is restricted. Please see curator for access. (2 items) Box 3
14/1/2

"One World, Many Stories”

Printout cards created by The Children’s Book Council of Australia, filled in by students. (33 items)

Box 3
14/1/3 Child’s drawing, “Team Solder!” Box 3
14/1/4 Child’s drawing, “Thank you/from Cameron”. Box 3
14/1/5 Child’s drawing, “Hello/Peace/From Jordan” Box 3
14/1/6 Child’s drawing, “The Soldiers thank you/From Immanuel School” Box 3
14/1/7 Child’s drawing, “Peace!!!/From Australia”. Box 3
14/1/8 Child’s drawing, by “Blake”. Box 3
14/1/9 Letter from “Blade”. Box 3
14/1/10 Letter from “Nathan”. Box 3
14/1/11 Letter from “Nikeisha”. Box 3
14/1/12 Letter from “Clarisse”. Box 3
14/1/13 Child’s card, “To Soldiers from Sophie”. Box 3
14/1/14 Child’s card, from “Nikita”. Box 3
14/1/15 Child’s card, “Afghanistan”. Box 3
14/1/16 Child’s card, “To Soldiers Good luck in the war/Mackenzie”. Box 3
14/1/17 Child’s poem, “Things wort fighting for acrostic poem”, by “Fraser”. Box 3
14/1/18 Child’s poem, “Things worth fighting for”, by “Cain”. Box 3
14/1/19 Child’s poem, “FIGHTINGTT”, by “Cheyanne”. Box 3
14/1/20 Child’s poem, “PEACE”, by “Megan”. Box 3
14/1/21 Child’s poem, “PEACE”, by Madison. Box 3
14/1/22 Child’s poem, by “Mitchell”. Box 3
14/1/23 Child’s poem, “PEACE”, by Zara. Box 3
14/1/24 Handmade Christmas card, from “Nikeisha”. Box 3
14/1/25 Handmade Christmas card, “Merry Christmas/from 4/5 Q H.L.B”. Box 3
14/1/26 Handmade Christmas card, “Merry Christmas”. From “imanual loutharin school”. Box 3
14/1/27 Handmade Christmas card, “Dear Men and Women in Afghanistan”, from “Lucy”. Box 3
14/1/28 Handmade Christmas card, “Merry Christmas”, from “Jayde”. Box 3
14/1/29 Handmade pocket, “to John/From James”. Box 3
14/1/30 Handmade card, “To male/female”. Box 3
14/1/31 Handmade card, “Hi peace, joy and love for you”, from “Zac”. Box 3
14/1/32 Handmade Christmas card, “Merry Christmas”, from Jade. Box 3
14/1/33 Handmade Christmas card, “Merry Christmas”, from Mackenzie. Box 3
14/1/34 Handmade Christmas card, “Lest We Forget”, from “Luke”. Box 3
14/1/35 Photograph of teachers and student holding up signed Australian flag. Box 3

 

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