Summary

Title: Vietnam Collection 1962-1974

Scope and content note: The Vietnam Collection consists of a range of printed media associated with and produced during Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War between 1962 and 1972. The majority of the collection is material produced by Australia, America and the Vietnamese for distribution to their servicemen and civilians. The collection includes propaganda material, anti-war material, articles about the war, and souvenirs collected by servicemen.

Provenance: The Vietnam collection comes from a variety of sources, with the majority of the items having come from donations.

Extent: The collection consists of approximately 500 items, housed in 8 folders, 2 postcard folders, and 1 oversize box.

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

Related collections: Map Collection: Vietnam

 

Administrative information

Processing history: Records transferred to the Australian War Memorial

Access: Open

Publication rights: Contact the Senior Curator, Published and Digitised Collections

Copyright: Contact the Senior Curator, Published and Digitised Collections

Preferred citation: Vietnam Formed Collection, Published and Digitised Collections, Australian War Memorial

Historical background

Vietnam War 1962-1972

Australian support for South Vietnam arrived during July and August 1962 and marks the beginning of Australia's involvement in the war in Vietnam. By early 1965 it became clear that South Vietnam could not stave off the communist insurgents and their North Vietnamese comrades for more than a few months. The US commenced a major escalation of the war, which included more Australian regiments. The following year the Australian government's concern grew to the point where it felt that, if Australia were involved in the conflict, its presence should be both strong and identifiable, and more troops were sent. August 1966 saw one of Australia's heaviest actions of the war near Long Tan. During 1968 US military planners began to question whether a decisive victory could ever be achieved, and by 1969 anti-war protests were gathering momentum in Australia. Opposition to conscription mounted as more people came to believe that the war could not be won.

By late 1970 Australia had begun to wind down its military effort in Vietnam. The withdrawal of troops and all air units continued throughout 1971. In December 1972 the last Australian troops came home. Australia's participation in the war was formally declared at an end when the Governor-General issued a proclamation on 11 January 1973. From the time of Australia's arrival in 1962, some 50,000 Australians, including ground troops and Air Force and Navy personnel, served in Vietnam. 520 of those died as a result of the war, and almost 2,400 were wounded. The war was the cause of the greatest social and political dissent in Australia since the conscription referendums of the First World War. Many draft resisters, conscientious objectors and protesters had been fined or gaoled, while soldiers sometimes met a hostile reception on their return home.

The majority of the collection is published material in various media produced by Australia, America and the Vietnamese for distribution to their servicemen and civilians. The collection reflects Australia's involvement in the Vietnam war, and includes material opposed to that involvement, material on the issues of conscription, and anti-war material. The collection also includes propaganda material, articles about the war, and souvenirs collected by servicemen.

The bulk of the collection consists of leaflets. Those published in Australian consist of those produced by military bodies for recruitment, anti-war material by various organisations and committees, and include protests against conscription, and publications by various moratorium campaigns. The collection also consists of material opposing the war, and psychological warfare leaflets. Leaflets produced in America are primarily psychological warfare leaflets published for distribution throughout Vietnam. Other American leaflets represent the subjects of conscription and remembrance. Leaflets produced in South Vietnam are also represented. Though largely untranslated, most address allied servicemen and civilians. Small posters and leaflets from both Great Britain and Canada are also represented, mainly with anti-war and anti-American themes.

The pamphlet collection has representations from Australia, America, Great Britain, South Vietnam, and communist productions. Themes include material addressing allied nations' involvement in the Vietnam war, information about individual incidents in Vietnam, the Viet Cong, and material addressing revolutionary development in Vietnam. Souvenirs include material of a memorial and commemorative nature, along with mementos from special functions and establishments, many of which visited on R & R, and tourist souvenirs. The collection also consists of newspaper articles, booklets, journals, cartoons and illustrations related to the war in Vietnam, both during the conflict and in the years after. Other printed material includes stickers, postcards, philately, posters and unpublished manuscripts and memoirs.

References: www.awm.gov.au/atwar/vietnam

Series List:

Series number Title of Series and Date
1 Certificates
2 Australian leaflets
3 American leaflets
4 British leaflets
5 Canadian leaflets
6 South Vietnamese leaflets
7 Communist leaflets
8 Other Leaflets
9 Australian Souvenirs
10 Souvenirs (other countries)
11 Pamphlets
12 Newspapers, journals and other published material
13 Stickers
14 Postcards
15 Philately
16 Posters
17 Unpublished material including memoirs & manuscripts
18 Ephemera relating to the service of individuals

 

SERIES 1: Certificates

Description: This series contains certificates presented to individuals and military units for service and assistance. The collection consists of certificates produced by South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and America.

Subseries 1 : South Vietnamese

Description: This collection consists of certificates presented by the Republic of Vietnam as awards in recognition of services.

File Title/Description Notes
1/1/1 'Certificate of appreciation presented to Dr I McInnes' Certificate presented to Dr McInnes by the Republic of Viet- Nam, Ministry of Health, in recognition of his invaluable cooperation and assistance in the field of surgery at Bien Hoa Hospital.  
1/1/2 'Certificate of appreciation presented to Miss Elizabeth Harvey' Certificate presented to Miss Harvey by the Republic of Viet-Nam, Ministry of Health, in recognition of her invaluable cooperation and assistance in the field of Nursing at Pham-Huu-Chi Hospital. Also includes memorandum from the United States Government commending the Australian surgical team, with Miss Harveys name annotated on the document.  
1/1/3 Certificate presented to Miss Elizabeth Harvey in Vietnamese, no translation available.  
1/1/4 Certificate presented to Major WJ Brydon in Vietnamese, no translation available.  
1/1/5 Certificate presented to Major Brydon, William J in Vietnamese, no translation available.  
1/1/6 Certificate presented to Major Brydon, William J in Vietnamese, no translation available.  
1/1/7 Chuong-My Boi-Tinh, or 'National Medal of Merit (Civil) (2nd Class)', awarded to Brigadier General Ian Aubrey Geddes of the Australian Army Assistance Group in Vietnam. Presented in 1972, the item is signed by the President of the Republic of Vietnam, Nguyen Van Thieu, and was housed in a cardboard tube decorated in red and gold silk. [Oversize].  

Subseries 2 : North Vietnamese

Description: This collection consists of certificates produced by the North Vietnamese in recognition of support and service. The collection contains colourful certificates, both printed and hand drawn.

File Title/Description Notes
1/2/1 Bang Khen : certificate of reward' A certificate presented to Deputy Squad Commander Trinh van Binh, Second Company, 445 Battalion. It was presented for 'excellent results in 1965 as outstanding soldier of the Company'. It is signed by the provincial Commander Nguyen van Muoi.  
1/2/2 'Gaiy Khen : certificate of reward' A certificate presented to the Fourth Squad of the Second Platoon, Second Company, 445 Battalion. It was presented for 'achievements in building, fighting practice and carrying instructions, orders and policies. It has been chosen as the best squad from Second Platoon'. It is signed by the battalion commander, Bu Quang Chanh.  
1/2/3 'Giay Khen : certificate of reward' Blank commendation certificate at battalion level of the NLF Armed Forces  
1/2/4 'Giay Khen : certificate of reward' Blank commendation certificate from the HQ of Saigon area  
1/2/5 'Giay Khen : certificate of reward' No full translation available. Certificate presented to Tran van Tranh, 18 years old, a soldier of 445 Battalion for service ? between 15 - 25 December 1964. Dated 10 January 1965 and signed by Nguyen van Muoi. (Reproduction copy - not original)  
1/2/6 'Giay Khen : certificate of reward' No full translation available. Certificate presented to unknown, possibly for transportation and factory work in 1964. Certificate signed in 1964.  
1/2/7 'Tuyen Duong' No full translation available. Certificate presented to Y Wan on 24 January 1963.  

Subseries 3: American

Description: This collection consists of American presented certificates which are related to the presentation of an Air Medal for Heroism to an Australian serviceman and the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded to the Australian Army Training Team in Vietnam by the US Secretary of the Army.

File Title/Description Notes
1/3/1 Certificates relating to the Award of the Air Medal for Heroism, issued by the USA Government on 20 December 2001. Medal awarded to NAMW A.J.R. Curran for his service in Vietnam. Citation comprises two certificates bound in a green vinyl folder inscribed with the emblem of the Department of the Army, United States of America (oversize item)  
1/3/2 Certificate of Appreciation to Lorrae Desmond from the Department of Defence, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 16 March 1967, signed by General W C Westmoreland. Presented in a folder with autographed photograph of General Westmoreland (oversize box)  
1/3/3 Certificate of Appreciation to Lorrae Desmond from the Department of Defence, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 4 January 1968, signed by General W C Westmoreland. Presented in a folder with autographed photograph of General Westmoreland (oversize box)  
1/3/4 Certificate of Appreciation to Lorrae Desmond from the Department of Defence, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 2nd December 1970, signed by General C W Abrams. Presented in a folder with autographed photograph of General Abrams (oversize box)  
1/3/5 Certificate of Appreciation to Lorrae Desmond from the Department of Defence, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 24 November 1971, signed by General C W Abrams. Presented in a folder with autographed photograph of General Abrams (oversize box)  
1/3/6 Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded to the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, 9 February 1970, signed by US Secretary of the Army. Includes citation. (oversize box 2)  
1/3/7 Letter of support for Australian Vietnam Forces Welcome Home Parade in Sydney, signed by Ronald Regan, White House, Washington - August 31, 1987. (oversize box 2)  
1/3/8 Letter of support for Dedication of Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial in Canberra, signed by George Bush, White House, Washington - September 16, 1992. (oversize box 2)  

1/3/9

Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded to the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 18 June 1991, signed by US Secretary of the Army. Includes citation. (RC05204)  

1/3/10

Certificate of Appreciation to Yvonne Barrett from the Department of Defence, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 26 July 1968, signed by General C W Abrams. Presented in a folder with autographed photograph of General Abrams. (oversize box)  

1/3/11

Certificate of Appreciation to Jill Lindfield from the Department of Defence, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 2 January 1970, signed by General C W Abrams. Presented in a folder with a signed photograph of General Abrams (oversize box 1) (PUB02530)  

1/3/12

Certificate of Appreciation to Gill Lindfield from the Department of Defence, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 29 October 1966, signed by General W C Westmoreland. Presented in a folder with a signed photograph of General Westmoreland (oversize box 1) (PUB02530)  

Subseries 4 : Australian Certificates

Description: This collection consists of certificates produced by various Australian committees, organisations and individuals.

File Title/Description Notes
1/4/1 NEPTVNVS REX awarded by King Neptune, HMAS Sydney, to Private D B Elbourne, on crossing the Equator. (Certificate is undated. Elbourne's crossing occurred in May 1965) (RC07774)  
1/4/2 In Appreciation presented to Lucky Grills for your outstanding contribution to Vietnam Veterans Day 2000. From those who served. The Australian Army. (Framed)  
1/4/3 A grateful nation expresses its thanks to Leo Denis Grills for contributing to Australia's effort in the Vietnam War. Their service, our heritage. (Signed by Prime Minister John Howard, the Minister for Veterans' Affairs and the Federal Member).  

SERIES 2: Australian Leaflets

Description: This collection consists of leaflets produced in Australia during the Vietnam War. It contains material published by Australian military bodies for recruitment, anti-war material by various organisations and committees, leaflets against conscription, and those associated with or published by various moratorium campaigns. The collection also consists of material opposing the war by groups and public performance, in addition to anti-American leaflets.

Subseries 1 : Armed forces recruitment

Description: This collection consists of leaflets published by Australian military bodies encouraging recruitment for service in Vietnam.

File Title/Description Notes
2/1/1 'Soldier! … You can become a linguist' Leaflet for a course at the School of Languages, RAAF, Point Cook. Applications close, 11th July, 1969  
2/1/2 'Man with a mission ….. join the regular Army' Poster authorised by the Director of Recruiting, Department of Defence, (n.d.)  
2/1/3 'This could be YOUR street! …. The best safeguard of peace is preparedness!' Poster issued by the Director of Recruiting, Department of Defence, (n.d.)  

Subseries 2 : Anti-war material

Description: This collection consists of anti-war leaflets produced by various committees, organisations and individuals within Australia.

File Title/Description Notes
2/2/1 Why the 'red' herring Mr Snedden? : people want to talk about peace' Advertisement reprinted from 'The Australian', September 8, 1964. Produced by the National Congress Committee, Australian Congress for International Co-operation and Disarmament  
2/2/2 'Peace in Vietnam Association Newsletter' No 3, 3rd November, 1966  
2/2/3 'August conference : to end the Vietnam War' Program for a conference in Brisbane, August 2nd to 4th, 1968  
2/2/4 'Libertarian' [Leaflet produced at La Trobe University, c.1969]  
2/2/5 'An open letter to Mr W.P. Coleman, MLA for Fuller' Letter written by Dennis Freney, 20 January 1970. Reverse side of roneoed sheet contains three newscuttings from the 'Daily Telegraph' discussing school strikes against the Vietnam War  
2/2/6 'Workers, support ban! : the reality of US administration's "peace now" slogan' Leaflet produced by the Vietnam Action Committee, January 1973, (n.d.) (2 copies)  
2/2/7 'Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh' Brochure produced by the Vietnam Information Centre, Bentleigh, Qld to coincide with Christmas, (n.d.)  
2/2/8 'Indochina: a crucial stage' Leaflet published by the Communist League, Toowong, Brisbane, (n.d.) (2 copies  
2/2/9 'A fourth of July message from some prominent Americans : dedicated to the unfinished task of removing the American forces of intervention from Vietnam' Leaflet produced by the AICD (Australian Congress for International Co-operation and Disarmament), Sydney, (n.d.)  
2/2/10 'Dow chemicals proudly present one of their big sellers : new ….. improved! …. NAPALM in the big family size!' Reverse side title 'What is napalm?' Leaflet produced by the North Sydney Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, (n.d.)  
2/2/11 'Fact and Vietnam' Broadsheet published by the Victorian Branch of the Australian Labour Party, (n.d.)  
2/2/12 'Untitled' Public letter from the 'Committee to challenge the Defence Forces Protection Act' relating to donations to medical aid for Vietnam  
2/2/13 'Public statement' Enclosure accompanying a public letter from the 'Committee to challenge the Defence Forces Protection Act' relating to medical aid to Vietnam. (Put in link to above letter )  

Subseries 3 : Anti-conscription issue

Description: The collection consists of material raising awareness of the conscription issue in Australia and includes leaflets pertaining to objectors of forced enlistment for service in Vietnam, and notices of public rallies and meetings.

File Title/Description Notes
2/3/1 'Who? Rex Hewett' Leaflet produced by the Support Rex Hewett Committee, NSW, [1968]  
2/3/2 'Denis O'Donnell : conscientious objector now in military prison' Leaflet outlining the Denis O'Donnell campaign, [1968]  
2/3/3 'Public rally, Friday May 10th, 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm, Post Office Place,' Leaflet advertising a public meeting to condemn the proposed Government amendments to the National Service Act Produced by the Committee Against National Service Act Amendments, Vic, [1968]  
2/3/4 'Conscription - advice & discussion' Leaflet for a new discussion and advisory service. Produced by the Students for a Democratic Society Anti-conscription Group, [1969]  
2/3/5 'We resist' Reprint of an advertisement appearing in the 'The Australian' newspaper on 24/6/1969 protesting against the National Service Act  
2/3/6 'Remember 1916-17 … now take 1969' Leaflet produced by the Seamen's Union of Australia, Sydney, 1969  
2/3/7 'Campaign for Conscience on Conscription : 25th November Conference' Leaflet for a Campaign Conference for Conscience on Conscription, Monday 25th November 1968. Organised by Victorian Trades Unions  
2/3/8 'Karl Armstrong won't register because he supports the N.L.F. Karl Armstrong ………..' Leaflet produced by the Revolutionary Socialists, 10 November 1969  
2/3/9 'Wreck the draft!: draft resistance', Authorised by Bob Watts, Labor Club, [La Trobe University], [1969]  
2/3/10 'Sixteen charged with 'inciting' young men to refuse to register' Leaflet appealing for donations to campaign against conscription, 20th March 1969. Organised by Students for a Democratic Society National Campaign Against Conscription, Vic  
2/3/11 'To young men - and those who care for them - who have contacted the Trades and Labor Council Draft Resistence Centre' Public letter relating to court appearances for conscientious objectors in Brisbane on 18 August 1970 on behalf of the Trades and Labor Council Draft Resistence Centre (2 copies)  
2/3/12 'Office workers …. stop work to stop the war' Leaflet for the June 30 Moratorium advertising a rally in Chifley Square at 12.30 pm and a peace rally at 2.30 pm at the Sydney Town Hall. Produced by the White Collar Workers Against the War, Sydney, [1971]  
2/3/13 'Seminar on conscription' Leaflet for a seminar on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August at the UAW rooms, 459 Ann Street, Brisbane. Produced by the Youth Campaign Against Conscription, [1972] (2 copies  
2/3/14 'Vietnam : October 25th, 26th, 27th : Days of World Protest', Leaflet for a rally outside Dow Chemicals (BP House), Friday 25th, 5.00 pm [1968]. Produced by the C.D.A  
2/3/15 'Don't register for national service' Poster produced by the Committee in Defiance of the National Service Act, Sydney, (n.d.)  
2/3/16 'How not to join the army : advice for 20 year olds' Pamphlet published by Resistance, Sydney, (n.d.) (2 copies)  
2/3/17 'Uncle John wants you for U.S Army' Leaflet opposing conscription and produced by the University of Queensland, Labor Club Conscription Committee, (n.d.) (2 copies)  
2/3/18 'Evade the draft : refuse to register' Authorised by Vic Slater, Revolutionary Socialist candidate for South Brisbane in the coming state election, (n.d.) (5 copies)  
2/3/19 'Release Simon Townsend!' Postcard to be sent to Parliament House, Canberra Produced by the Rex Hewett Committee, (n.d.) (2 copies)  
2/3/20 'The ins and outs of conscription' Produced by the Draft Counselling Centre, Sydney, (n.d.) (2 copies)  
2/3/21 'Oppose conscription' Information poster for males between 17 and 20, family, clergy, girlfriends, teachers and everybody concerned. Produced by the University of Queensland, Labor Club Conscription Committee, (n.d.)  
2/3/22 'Why is Brian Ross in gaol? Leaflet produced by Save our Sons / Students for a Democratic Society / Congress for International Co-operation and Disarmament, (n.d.) (2 copies)  
2/3/23 'Why register for national service : if your son or boyfriend is due to register, please pass this on to him' / signed by a group of conscientious objectors' Leaflet published under various signatures, (n.d.)  
2/3/24 'Why register for national service?' Leaflet produced by the Draft Resisters' Union, Qld, (n.d.)  
2/3/25 'Fight conscription' Leaflet produced by the Radical Action Movement and the Draft Resisters' Union, (n.d.) (4 copies)  
2/3/26 'We appeal for conscience on conscription : release John Zarb' an appeal to the people of Victoria from the Secretaries and Officials of Victorian Trade Unions, (n.d.)  

Subseries 4 : Moratorium campaign

Description: The Australian Moratorium campaign began in 1969. This collection consists of small posters and leaflets for the Australian Moratorium campaign to end the war in Vietnam. The collection includes campaign objectives, opportunities to support the campaign, notices of meetings and rallies. The collection contains some graphic material.

File Title/Description Notes
2/4/1 '325 Australians have died : its time to get serious about Vietnam' Advertisement calling for the public to join in 'an act of conscience to end the war', Saturday, November 15 with a a public rally at the Sydney Town Hall. Produced by the Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament, [1969]  
2/4/2 Withdraw ALL troops from Vietnam NOW! : international Vietnam protest, Mon 15 Dec.' Leaflet for a rally at Chifley Square and meeting at the Sydney Town Hall. Produced by the Mobilisation Committee, [1969]  
2/4/3 'Vietnam Moratorium Campaign 17th, 18th, 19th April 1970' Letter by Dr J. F. Cairns seeking support for the Moratorium Campaign, December 18, 1969. Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, Vic, 1969  
2/4/4 'Vietnam Moratorium Campaign 17th, 18th, 19th April 1970' Sponsors' statement accompanying a letter by Dr J. F. Cairns seeking support for the Moratorium Campaign, December 18, 1969. Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, Vic, 1969 [see 2/4/3 above]  
2/4/5 'Vietnam Moratorium Campaign' Decisions of the NSW sponsors meetings, Wed 17/12/'69 and Sun 18/1/'70', Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, NSW, [1970] ]  
2/4/6 'Mothers in mourning' Leaflet asking mothers to join the Vietnam Moratorium action. Produced by the Save Our Sons Movement, Sydney, [1970]  
2/4/7 'Withdraw all troops now : withdraw support for Saigon regime: end conscription' Programme for Friday night April 30th including a candle-light procession to Civic, a rally and vigil until midnight. Produced by the Canberra Moratorium Committee, [1970]  
2/4/8 'Vietnam Moratorium Campaign : How YOU can end the slaughter' Leaflet for a rally and march to Parliament House, Canberra. Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Committee, Canberra, [1970] (3 copies)  
2/4/9 'I urge you to remember your humanity : Withdraw all troops now! :Vietnam Moratorium : May 8,9,10' Produced by the Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament (AICD) as a contribution towards the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, [1970]  
2/4/10 'What lies behind Vietnam?' Brochure produced by the St George Moratorium Committee, [1970]  
2/4/11 'What is the Vietnam Moratorium' Leaflet explaining the Moratorium Campaign and how teachers can participate. Produced by the Teachers' Vietnam Moratorium Group, Sydney, [1970]  
2/4/12 'Mothers in mourning' Leaflet asking mothers to join the Vietnam Moratorium action. Produced by the Save Our Sons Movement, Sydney, [1970]  
2/4/13 'Vietnam : withdraw all troops now : repeal the National Service Act : Moratorium May 8,9 & 10' Leaflet produced by the Glebe Moratorium Committee, Sydney, [1970]  
2/4/14 'Vietnam Moratorium Campaign May 8.9.10' Brochure produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, NSW, [1970]  
2/4/15 'Moratorium means to stop stop the war … stop the killing' Leaflet advertising the Vietnam Moratorium May 8, 9,10. Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, NSW, [1970]  
2/4/16 'Moratorium means to stop stop the war … stop the killing' Leaflet advertising the Vietnam Moratorium May 8, 9,10. Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, NSW, [1970] Same as above but has text on reverse side as well with heading 'what do we have to do to be wrong?'  
2/4/17 'Vietnam Moratorium, May 8-9-10 : march with students and workers from the Queensland University on May 8' Leaflet folds out into a poster reprinted from the Committee of Returned Volunteers / New York. Published by the Revolutionary Socialist Students Alliance and Revolutionary Socialist Alliance, Brisbane, [1970]  
2/4/18 'Vietnam … and this in the name of freedom! : Vietnam Moratorium May 8.9.10' Broadsheet published by the National Co-ordinating Committee, Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, NSW, [1970] (6 copies)  
2/4/19 'The Moratorium lives' Leaflet seeking support for the Moratorium Campaign. Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, NSW, [1970]  
2/4/20 "Public meeting on the subject 'Conscription and the war in Vietnam' Leaflet for a meeting at the Civic Centre, Blacktown on Thursday, September 10, 1970 commencing at 7.30 pm. Produced by the Seven Hills/Blacktown Moratorium Committee, [1970]  
2/4/21 'Stop work to stop the war : Friday 18th Sept.' Leaflet produced by the Trade Union Anti-conscription Committee, Victoria, [1970]  
2/4/22 'Support the Vietnamese struggle for independence, democracy and peace' : join the Vietnam Moratorium March, Friday, 18th September, 2.00pm, Treasury Gardens'. Leaflet produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, Vic, [1970]  
2/4/23 'Friday Sept 18 ; Vietnam Moratorium' Leaflet for a march and rally leaving the Treasury Gardens, Spring St at 2 pm. Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, Vic, [1970] (2 copies)  
2/4/24 'An urgent statement from the moratorium secretariat : Vietnam Moratorium September 18' Statement concerning moratorium activities, Friday 18th September. Produced by the NSW Vietnam Moratorium Campaign Secretariat, Sydney, NSW, [1970]  
2/4/25 'Why moratorium? : contribute now to end the war - stop the killing!' Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, September 18-19-20' Leaflet seeking support and sponsorship for the Moratorium. Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, Sydney, [1970]  
2/4/26 'Combined unions, shop stewards and delegates moratorium conference with Dr Jim Cairns to end the Vietnam War' Leaflet for a Trade Union conference to prepare for Moratorium Stage 2 at 2 pm on Monday, August 24. Convened by the Sydney Trade Union Moratorium Committee, [1970]  
2/4/27 'Thou shalt not kill' Leaflet produced by the Christians for the Vietnam Moratorium, [1970]  
2/4/28 'Northside Moratorium Friday Sept. 18' Leaflet for a combined Northside rally marching from North Sydney at 1.30 pm to join a central mass rally at Wynyard Park. Produced by the Northern Districts Moratorium Group, [1970]  
2/4/29 'Moratorium, Canberra, Friday 18 Sept' Programme of events in Canberra. Author of the leaflet unknown but probably the Canberra Moratorium Committee, [1970]  
2/4/30 'The moratorium and democracy : a public forum on political rights and the anti-war movement' Leaflet for a public forum at 11.00 am, Sat 26th Sept, Hyde Park North. Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, Sydney, [1970]  
2/4/31 'Waiting for him to end the war? Don't hold your breath' Leaflet for a National Anti-war Conference, Sydney, February 17-21. Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, Sydney, c.1971  
2/4/32 'National Anti-war Conference' Brochure for a National Anti-war Conference, Sydney, 17-21 February 1971. Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign National Co-ordinating Committee, c.1971 (2 copies)  
2/4/33 'Why the Herald won't give peace a chance', Leaflet accusing the 'Herald' of suppressing and distorting facts about the Vietnam War. Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Executive, Vic, c.1971  
2/4/34 'A message to concerned people & organisations' Public letter seeking support for the Moratorium Campaign from Ken McLeod, Convenor of the NSW Vietnam Moratorium Campaign. Includes a flyer setting out the aims of the NSW organisation. Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, NSW, [1971]  
2/4/35 'Moratorium 1971 : April 30 May 30 June 30 : contribute now to build the Moratorium' Leaflet produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, NSW, 1971  
2/4/36 'Winding down? : join the opening actions of the April-May- June Moratorium Campaign, 1971 … join on April 30' Leaflet produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, NSW, 1971  
2/4/37 'Moratorium : June 20 : June 23 : June 30' Leaflet outlining Moratorium activities. [Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, NSW, 1971] (2 copies)  
2/4/38 'They died in vain' Leaflet produced by the Canberra Moratorium Committee, [1971]  
2/4/39 'Dr Benjamin Spock speaks' Leaflet advertising a speaking tour by Dr Spock. Includes a talk at the Canberra Motel, Toowoomba on June 27 at 2.30 pm. Leaflet produced by the Queensland Vietnam Moratorium Campaign Co-ordinating Committee, [1971]  
2/4/40 'Stop work to stop the war : Moratorium June 30th' Poster produced by the NSW Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, [1971]  
2/4/41 'Stop work to stop the war! : Be at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday, June 30' Leaflet produced by the Trade Union Moratorium Committee, [1971]  
2/4/42 'SPOCK in Australia, Jun 9-30' Brochure produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, Sydney, [1971]  
2/4/43 'The Communist party is behind this Moratorium - way behind' Leaflet produced by the Queensland Moratorium Campaign, Brisbane, (n.d.)  
2/4/44 'People ask me who my heroes are. I have only one - Hitler ….. we need 4 or 5 Hitlers in Vietnam' Leaflet calling for people to assemble at the Trades Hall, 2.30, Sunday January 22 for a protest march to Government House, unauthored, (n.d.)  
2/4/45 'Teachers' petition on Vietnam to the House of Representatives' Sheet drawn up by Miss Barbara Johnston, Surrey Hills, Victoria, (n.d.)  
2/4/46 'Combined circular' Circular sent to delegates of the Amalgamated Engineering Union , Federated Engine Drivers & Firemens Association and the Boilermakers and Blacksmiths Society setting out the objectives of the Moratorium. Jointly produced by the three unions  
2/4/47 'Request the Australian Government to pressure the South Vietnamese government to cease inhuman treatment of political prisoners and free the innocent' Postcard addressed to the Hon. G. Whitlam, Parliament House, Canberra, 2600, (n.d.)  
2/4/48 'Vietnam : an indictment' Brochure produced by the Vietnam Moratorium, NSW, (n.d.)  
2/4/49 'The agitator' Leaflet authorised by J Joliffe and R Quinn for the Left Opposition for the Democratization of the Anti-War Movement, (n.d.)  
2/4/50 'Moratorium songs No 2' No publishing details available  
2/4/51 'Crisis point in Indo China' Leaflet produced by the Congress for International Co-operation and Disarmament, (n.d.)  
2/4/52 'Stop the bombing now … bring our boys back' Communist publication, (n.d.) (2 copies)  
2/4/53 'La moratoria chiama gli italiani all'appello' Italian language leaflet, (n.d.)  
2/4/54 'Vietnamese - dominoes or men?' Leaflet produced by the Canberra Moratorium, (n.d.)  
2/4/55 'Withdraw all troops from Vietnam now' Small Leaflet produced for the International Vietnam Protest Mon 15 Dec. by Resistance, a Trotskyist group in Sydney which organised many of the early anti-war rallies.  
2/4/56 'Withdraw all troops from Vietnam now' Large Leaflet produced for the International Vietnam Protest Mon 15 Dec. by Resistance, a Trotskyist group in Sydney which organised many of the early anti-war rallies (6 copies).  

Subseries 5: Queensland Vietnam Moratorium Campaign Co-ordinating Committee

Description: This collection consists of a series of small posters and leaflets produced by the Queensland Vietnam Moratorium Campaign Co-ordinating Committee and stapled together to form a booklet.

File Title/Description Notes
2/5/1 'June 30, join city demo! : stop work - to stop the war!' Poster authorised by the QVMCCC, June 1971  
2/5/2 'Pacification!' Poster for the Vietnam Moratorium on June 30th. Authorised by the QVCCC, [June 1971]  
2/5/3 'Technologically the Vietnam War has been a great success' Poster for the Vietnam Moratorium on June 30th containing a quote by General William Westmorland. Authorised by the QVMCCC, [June 1971]  
2/5/4 'Making friends in Asia' Poster for the Vietnam Moratorium on June 30th. Authorised by the QVMCCC, [June 1971] Different artwork to 2/5/5  
2/5/5 'Making friends in Asia' Poster for the Vietnam Moratorium on June 30th. Authorised by the QVMCCC, [June 1971] Different artwork to 2/5/4  
2/5/6 'Better fight them over there' Poster for the Vietnam Moratorium on June 30th. Authorised by the QVMCCC, June 1971  
2/5/7 'I am a buddhist monk, I spoke for peace … I have been beaten, I have been shackled … in the tiger cages of Con Son' Poster for the Vietnam Moratorium, June 30th. Authorised by the QVMCCC, June 1971  
2/5/8 'Democracy Thieu-Ky style : in the tiger cages of Con Son' Poster for the Vietnam Moratorium, June 30th. Authorised by the QVMCCC, June 1971  
2/5/9 'Vietnamisation' Poster for the Vietnam Moratorium, June 30th. Authorised by the QVMCCC, June 1971  
2/5/10 'The Calley verdict : who else is guilty? : don't be a Calley!' Poster for the Vietnam Moratorium, June 30th. Authorised by the QVMCCC, June 1971  
2/5/11 June 30 Vietnam Moratorium : Join City demo! : stop work - to stop the war'. Poster authorised by the QVMCCC, June 1971  
2/5/12 'Hear Dr Jim Cairns, National Chairman of the Vietnam Moratorium Committee speak on conscription and how to end Australian involvement in the war in Vietnam'. Leaflet for a Meeting in Roma Street Gardens, Friday April 30 at 8.00 pm. Authorised by the QVMCCC, April 1971  
2/5/13 'End the draft! Hear Dr Jim Cairns speak on conscription and how to end Australian involvement in Indo-china' Poster for a meeting on April 30th at the Roma St Gardens, 8.00 pm. Authorised by the QVMCCC, April 1971  
2/5/14 'Vietnam Moratorium Campaign' Letter outlining QVMCCC activities for 1971 and seeking Donations. Authorised by the QVMCCC, [1971]  
2/5/15 'A message to concerned people & organisations' Public letter seeking support for the Moratorium Campaign in Queensland. Authorised by the QVMCCC, [1971]  
2/5/16 'Vietnam background' Leaflet for the June 30th Moratorium. Authorised by the QVMCCC, May 1971 Different text to 2/5/17  
2/5/17 'Vietnam background' Leaflet for the June 30th Moratorium. Authorised by the QVMCCC, May 1971 (2 copies) Different text to 2/5/16  
2/5/18 'Boycott : General Electric, Kodak, Dunlop, Esso, RCA, ICI' Leaflet for the Vietnam Moratorium National Mobilisation, June 30. Authorised by the QVMCCC, [1971]  
2/5/19 'You too would revolt …' Leaflet commenting on the elections in South Vietnam and advertising the June 30 Moratorium in Brisbane. Authorised by the QVMCCC, [1971]  
2/5/20 'Stop school to stop the war on June 30' Leaflet encouraging school students to march in the city demo on June 30, commencing at 3.00 pm from Roma Street Gardens. Authorised by the QVMCCC, [1971]  
2/5/21 'Servicemen against the Vietnam War : June 30th : stop work to stop the war! Leaflet aimed at servicemen and ex-servicemen wishing to show their opposition to the war. Produced by Servicemen against the Vietnam War, [1971]  
2/5/22 'Public servants against the war ; June 30th : stop work to stop the war' Leaflet encouraging public servants to join the June 30th Moratorium  
2/5/23 'Stop work to stop the war : how does the war affect you the Australian worker?' Leaflet authorised by the Trade Union Sub-Committee of QVMCCC, [May 1971]  
2/5/24 'Make peace, not war' Leaflet advertising the June 30th Moratorium. Produced by the Christians for Peace, [June 1971]  
2/5/25 'The Third Force and the struggle for peace in Viet Nam' Leaflet reporting on a delegation to South Vietnam in July 1970 and organised by the International Fellowship of Reconciliation. Prepared by D Franken for the QVMCCC, c.1970  
2/5/26 'Support Moratorium : Q'ld T & L C call' Leaflet calling on unionists to support the June 30th Moratorium. Authorised by the Trades and Labour Council of Queensland, June 1971  
2/5/27 'Support Moratorium : Q'ld Building Trades Unions call' Leaflet calling on unionists to support the June 30th Moratorium. Authorised by T. W. Chard for the Building Trades Group, Trades Hall, Brisbane, June 1971  
2/5/28 'Diggers for dollars' Leaflet supporting the June 30th Moratorium. Authorised by The QVMCCC, June 1971  
2/5/29 'Dr Spock speaks : Festival Hall, June 24; 7.30 pm' Poster for the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign. Authorised by the QVMCCC, June 1971  
2/5/30 'Dr Spock speaks : Canberra Motel, June 27; 2.30 pm' Poster for the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign. Authorised by the QVMCCC, June 1971  
2/5/31 'Dr Benjamin Spock speaks' Poster advertising a speaking tour by Dr Spock and his appearance at the Festival Hall, Brisbane on Thursday 24 June; 7.30 pm. Authorised by the QVMCCC, June 1971  
2/5/32 'Stop work to stop the war! Join city demo : Dr Spock speaks, June 24 at Festival Hall. Leaflet authorised by the QVMCCC, [1971]  

Subseries 6 : School moratoriums

Description: School moratoriums against the war in Vietnam formed c 1970, and continued into 1971. This collection contains leaflets and small posters containing information about School moratorium campaigns and committees, as well as meetings and rallies.

File Title/Description Notes
2/6/1 'Schools Moratorium Committee' Information leaflet produced by the 'Schools' Moratorium Committee (Victoria), 11 April 1970  
2/6/2 'School Moratorium rally' Leaflet for a rally, Sunday, April 26, 2.30 pm, authorised by N Butler, Sunshine North Technical School, Sunshine, [1970]  
2/6/3 'Schools' Moratorium Campaign for the immediate withdrawal from Vietnam & immediate repeal of National Service Act' Poster for a march and rally on Friday 8th March. Authorised by the Schools' Moratorium Campaign, Vic, c.1970 (2 copies)  
2/6/4 'Moratorium Vietnam Moratorium Vietnam ………..' Leaflet advertising a meeting on 15th March to form a Teachers' Moratorium Committee and decide upon action. Produced by a group of 5 teachers, [1970]  
2/6/5 'High school students and the Moratorium' Leaflet produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, NSW, c.1970  
2/6/6 'Stop work to help stop the war' Poster for a march and rally on Friday Sept. 18, commencing at Treasury Gardens, Spring St. 2 pm. Produced by the Schools' Moratorium Committee, Melbourne, [1970]  
2/6/7 'Newsletter' Leaflet containing information about meetings and campaign action for 1971. Produced by the Schools' Moratorium Committee, Hawthorn, Vic, 28 April 1971  
2/6/8 'What is the use of bringing up children to be healthy and well- adjusted people, if they are going to be incinerated in war, or if the whole world is going to be destroyed before they get to adulthood?' Leaflet advertising a rally in the Domain, Sydney with Dr Benjamin Spock as guest speaker. Produced by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, Secondary Students' Moratorium Group, Sydney, [1971]  
2/6/9 'Moratorium supporters! : march from Treasury Gardens, 11.00 am Saturday July 3rd'. Leaflet opposing the Springbok rugby tour. Produced by Halt All Racial Tours (HART), Monash University, [1971]  
2/6/10 'High school students and teachers forum' Leaflet advertising a forum on Saturday May 8, 1.00 pm - 5.00pm at the Teachers Federation Auditorium, Sussex Street, Sydney. Produced by the Teachers' Moratorium Group, NSW, [1971]  
2/6/11 'Schools' Moratorium Committee' Leaflet for a financial appeal seeking donations from teachers. Produced by Mrs A O'Connor, Elwood, 3134, (n.d.)  
2/6/12 'Schools Moratorium Campaign : selective bibliography' Listing of books, pamphlets and journal articles on the Vietnam War, (n.d.)  
2/6/13 'VIET NAMssda : Secondary Students for Democratic Action : on Viet Nam' Leaflet produced by the SSDA, Victoria, (n.d.)  

Subseries 7 : Public performances expressing opposition to the war

Description: This collection consists of leaflets and advertisements for performances about the war in Vietnam during the time of the conflict. Most of the performances have support from moratoriums against the war.

File Title/Description Notes
2/7/1 'This immoral illegal genocidal war in Vietnam' Brochure for an address by Brigadier-General Hugh B. Hester, (U.S. Army, Ret.) at the Princess Theatre, Sunday, October 8th, 2.30 p.m. Produced by the Congress for International Co-operation and Disarmament, Melbourne, [1967]  
2/7/2 'Old Botany Bay : Captain Cook Bi-centennial Celebrations : a contribution to the Moratorium' Programme for a concert from Saturday April 25th to Friday 8th May at the cell Block Theatre, Darlinghurst, [1970]  
2/7/3 'Warfair : a contribution to the Vietnam Moratorium', Leaflet for a film evening at the Mandala Theatre, Oxford Street, Tuesday, May 5, Wed. 6, Thurs. 7-7.45.pm, [1970]  
2/7/4 'On stage Vietnam' Programme for a play by the Yeti Theatre and supported by the Moratorium Committee, c.1971  
2/7/5 'On stage Vietnam', Leaflet for a play at the Rialto Theatre, West End, June 26-July 4, 7-1, 14-17. Produced by the Yeti Theatre with the support and assistance of the Moratorium Committee, (n.d.) (3 copies). Artwork is different from 2/7/6, 2/7/7 and 2/7/8 [black ink, landscape layout]  
2/7/6 'On stage Vietnam', Leaflet for a play at the Rialto Theatre, West End, June 26-July 4, 7-1, 14-17. Produced by the Yeti Theatre with the support and assistance of the Moratorium Committee, (n.d.) (3 copies) Artwork is different from 2/7/5, 2/7/7 and 2/7/8 [red ink, portrait layout]  
2/7/7 'On stage Vietnam', Leaflet for a play at the Rialto Theatre, West End, June 26-July 4, 7-1, 14-17. Produced by the Yeti Theatre with the support and assistance of the Moratorium Committee, (n.d.) Artwork is different from 2/7/5, 2/7/6 and 2/7/8 [black ink, portrait layout]  
2/7/8 'On stage Vietnam', Leaflet for a play at the Rialto Theatre, West End, June 26-July 4, 7-1, 14-17. Produced by the Yeti Theatre with the support and assistance of the Moratorium Committee, (n.d.) Artwork is different from 2/7/5, 2/7/6 and 2/7/7, only printed on one side [black ink, portrait layout]  
2/7/9 'Tracers : written and performed by men who fought in the Vietnam War' Leaflet for a play by the (American) Vietnam Veterans Ensemble Theatre Company at the Seymour Theatre Centre, Chippendale for a season of five weeks  

Subseries 8: Groups opposed to the war in Vietnam

Vietnam Day Committee: The Vietnam Day Committee was formed between May 21 and May 22, 1965 during a 35 hour long anti-Vietnam war protest that took place inside and around the University of California, Berkeley. The Committee was active through the majority of the Vietnam war, organizing several rallies and marches in California as well as coordinating and sponsoring nationwide protests. The collection consists of newsletters and leaflets regarding meetings and protests.

File Title/Description Notes
2/8/1 'Vietnam Day Committee (Vic.) : International Day of Protest Programme and information guide for a day of protest on Saturday 16 October. Produced by the Vietnam Day Committee, Victoria, [1965]  
2/8/2 'Vietnam Day Committee' Leaflet for a meeting on Saturday 7 May, [1966]  
2/8/3 'Vietnam Day Committee' Leaflet for a meeting on Saturday 4 June, [1966]  
2/8/4 'Vietnam Day Committee' Leaflet for a meeting on Saturday 9 July, [1966]  
2/8/5 'Protest against sending conscripts to Vietnam' Leaflet for a protest meeting at Victoria Barracks, 9 am, Saturday 26th March. Produced by the Vietnam Day Committee (Victoria), [1966]  
2/8/6 'Vietnam : conscription : protest : it's on again, Saturday, May 28th' Leaflet for a protest assembling in the Treasury Gardens 10.00 am, with a peaceful city walk to Federal Members Rooms, Post Office Place' Authorised by the Vietnam Day Committee, [1966]  
2/8/7 'Protest against conscription, war in Vietnam' Leaflet for a poster parade, Saturday May 28, 10.00 am, Treasury Gardens to rally in Post Office Square. Produced by the Vietnam Day Committee, [1966]  
2/8/8 'At the call of the National Coordinating Committee to end the War in Vietnam (USA) : International Day of Protest against the War in Vietnam : Sat. March 26th, 9.00 am, Victoria Barracks, St Kilda Road' Leaflet produced by the Vietnam Day Committee, [1966]  
2/8/9 Vietnam Day Committee: Subcommittee investigating aims and formulation' Leaflet produced by the Vietnam Day Committee, [1966]  
2/8/10 'Action against Ky' Leaflet for a march to Government House and vigil on Sunday 22 January. Produced by the Vietnam Day Committee, [1967]  
2/8/11 'How involved is Australia in germ warfare research?' Leaflet for a forum on 'bacteriological and chemical warfare' at the Melbourne University on Wednesday, September 20th. Produced by the Vietnam Day Committee, [1967]  
2/8/12 'One in every seven will be killed or wounded' Leaflet produced by the Vietnam Day Committee, (n.d.)  

Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee (Victoria): The collection consists of letter, newsletters and leaflets regarding meetings and rallies.

File Title/Description Notes
2/8/13 'Vietnam : Oct 25th - 27th : Days of World Protest against American & Australian aggression in Vietnam' Leaflet for a rally and funeral drive at the Dow Chemical Office, BP House, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, 5.00 pm, 25 Oct. [1968]. Produced by the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee  
2/8/14 [Newsletter] Newsletter of the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 22 March 1969  
2/8/15 [Newsletter] Newsletter of the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 26 June 1969  
2/8/16 [Newsletter] Newsletter of the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 9 July 1969  
2/8/17 [Newsletter] Newsletter of the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 16 January 1970  
2/8/18 [Newsletter] Newsletter of the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 4 February 1970  
2/8/19 [Newsletter] Newsletter of the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 11 March 1970  
2/8/20 [Newsletter] Newsletter of the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 13 March 1970  
2/8/21 [Newsletter] Newsletter of the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, [19 March 1970]  
2/8/22 [Newsletter] Newsletter of the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 22 March 1970  
2/8/23 'Comment on Attorney-General's statement' Press release by the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 5 May 1969  
2/8/24 'Independence Day 1969' Details of a demonstration organised by the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee for 4 July 1969  
2/8/25 'Inter-organizational Bulletin No 5' Bulletin produced by the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, [November 1968]  
2/8/26 'Inter-organizational Bulletin No 6' Bulletin produced by the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 22 November 1968  
2/8/27 'Inter-organizational Bulletin' Bulletin produced by the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 22 March 1969  
2/8/28 'Inter-organizational Bulletin' Bulletin produced by the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 14 April 1969  
2/8/29 'Inter-organizational Bulletin' Bulletin produced by the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 29 April 1969  
2/8/30 'Inter-organizational Bulletin' Bulletin produced by the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 14 May 1969  
2/8/31 'Inter-organizational Bulletin' Bulletin produced by the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 26 June 1969  
2/8/32 'Inter-organizational Bulletin' Bulletin produced by the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 9 July 1969  
2/8/33 'Independence for Vietnam! : July 4' Leaflet for a demonstration on 4 July leaving Treasury Gardens at 5.30 and marching to the U.S. Consulate. Produced by the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, [1970]  
2/8/34 'May 25th 1969 - free John Zarb' An enclosure to Trade Union journals advertising a rally outside Pentridge Prison on Sunday 25th March 1969. Produced by the Vietnam Co-ordinating Committee, 28th April 1969  
2/8/35 'Is My Lai unique?' Leaflet for a demonstration organised by the Vietnam Co- ordinating Committee, (n.d.)  

July 4 Committee and other groups promoting July 4 activities: The collection consists of letter, newsletters and leaflets regarding meetings and rallies.

File Title/Description Notes
2/8/36 'July 4 : resolutions for submission to Ad-Hoc Committee, 5-6- 70' Resolutions endorsed by a group of 26 signatures, [1970]  
2/8/37 'July 4th : a day of independence : which side are you on ?' Leaflet containing the resolutions of the general meeting of July 4th supporters held 5th June 1970 at the Victorian Railways Institute. Produced by the July 4th Committee, [June 1970]  
2/8/38 'July 4 Committee' Letter to Trade Union secretaries from the July 4 Committee asking for support for the planned July 4th anti-war demonstration. Produced by the July 4 Committee, [1970]  
2/8/39 'Independence for Vietnam' Leaflet advertising the July 4th anti-war demonstration leaving from Treasury Gardens [Melbourne] and proceeding to the American Consulate. Authorised by the Plumber's Union, Builders Labourer's Federation, Building Worker's Industrial Union and the Painter's Union  
2/8/40 'Oppression in society : Freedom Day : July 4' Broadsheet published by the AICD (Australian Congress for International Co-operation and Disarmament), [1970]  
2/8/41 'Protest marches on July 3 & 4' Broadsheet published by the July 4th Committee [1970]. Inside of the broadsheet consists of a poster advertising the protest marches to be held in Melbourne on 3 & 4 July  
2/8/42 'Protest - July 4th : meet 10.00 am at U.S. Consulate Sat. July 4th' Broadsheet published by the July 4th Committee [1970] Inside of the broadsheet consists of a poster advertising the march in Melbourne on July 4th  
2/8/43 'July 4 - what kind of demonstration?' Leaflet for a meeting on 18th June to discuss the final nature of the July 4th demonstration. Statements supported by a group of 46 signatories and dated 15/6/70  
2/8/44 'July 4th : confront the people!' Leaflet indicating discontent amongst the anti-war movement and the planning of the July 4th protests. Author unknown, [1970]  
2/8/45 'July 4 : demonstration Sat. July 4th, meet 10.am at US consulate' Leaflet urging people to attend July 4th marches. Produced by the s.d.s. (Students for a Democratic Society), Melbourne University, [1970]  
2/8/46 'Who owns the Peace Movement' Leaflet commenting on the politics of the Peace Movement in Melbourne and the July 4th campaign, author unknown, [1970]  
2/8/47 'July 4 Committee' Leaflet reaffirming decisions made on 18th June in relation to planned demonstrations on the 4th July, [1970]  
2/8/48 'Catch-22 : they can do anything we can't stop them doing' Leaflet referring to June 5th meeting where it was decided that a march should take place on 3rd July and not 4th July. Subsequent opposition to this decision resulted in another meeting on June 18th where it was changed to July 4th. Produced by the SDS (Students or a Democratic Society), 16 June 1970  
2/8/49 'Organize! : the Melbourne Moratorium and the need for a left opposition' Leaflet commenting on the politics of the anti-war movement and the July 4th campaign. Authorized by J. Joliffe and R. Quinn for the Y.C.L. (Marxist-Leninist)  

Vietnam Withdrawal Campaign: The Vietnam Withdrawal Campaign was set up at a public meeting in Melbourne in November 1967. The collection consists of general leaflets, and leaflets regarding meetings and functions.

File Title/Description
2/8/50 'Vietnam Withdrawal Campaign' Leaflet setting out the main reasons for the setting up of the Vietnam Withdrawal Campaign. Produced by the Vietnam Withdrawal Campaign, (n.d.)
2/8/51 'July 4th : a day of independence : which side are you on ?' Leaflet containing the resolutions of the general meeting of July 4th supporters held 5th June 1970 at the Victorian Railways Institute. Produced by the July 4th Committee, [June 1970]
2/8/52 'Stop the war by withdrawal now! of all foreign troops' Leaflet for a Vietnam verse and sing-in at the Youth Club Hall, Eltham [Vic] from 10.30 am, Sunday, 23rd June. Produced by the Vietnam Withdrawal Campaign, [1968]
2/8/53 'The Paris talks' Leaflet produced by the Vietnam Withdrawal Campaign, 12 July 1968
2/8/54 'The July 4 Demonstration' Leaflet produced by the Vietnam Withdrawal Campaign, 12 July 1968

Subseries 9: Anti-American leaflets

Description: This collection consists of small posters, leaflets and pamphlets which include some illustrations, by groups opposed to Americas actions during the war.

File Title/Description
2/9/1 'Calley is as innocent as I am' Unauthored poster, (n.d.)
2/9/2 'Stars and stripes - and inhumanity' Poem by F LeBon dedicated to the people of Vietnam (North and South) (n.d.)
2/9/3 'U.S. crimes in Vietnam : use of toxic chemicals and gases' Brochure or (folded leaflet) published by Vietnam Pictorial (n.d.)
2/9/4 'Nuclear target - Smithfield S.A.' Leaflet protesting against US bases in Australia. Produced by the Campaign Against Foreign Military Bases, Norwood, SA, (n.d.)
2/9/5 'Enjoy Blue Poles : you paid for it : lets build our own culture!' Leaflet produced by the Progressive Art Movement, Thebarton, S.A., (n.d.)
2/9/6 'Art or imperialism : humankind or nihilism' Leaflet produced by a group of concerned artists, (n.d.)

Subseries 10: Psychological warfare leaflets

Description: This collection is a series of leaflets produced by the 1st Psychological Operations Unit for distribution in Vietnam.

File Title/Description
2/10/1 'ATF-017-70 : Progressive graves scene' Updated reprint of ATF-004-70 Leaflet produced by the 1st Psychological Operations Unit, Nui Dat, 6 August 1970 (Double sided) (2 copies)
2/10/2 'ATF-017-70 : Progressive graves scene' Updated reprint of ATF-004-70 Catalogue sheet produced by the 1st Psychological Operations Unit, Nui Dat, 6 August 1970, including translation
2/10/3 'ATF-018-70 : Local VC force' Leaflet produced by the 1st Psychological Operations Unit, Nui Dat, 11 August 1970 (Double sided) 2 copies
2/10/4 'ATF-018-70 : Local VC force' Catalogue sheet produced by the 1st Psychological Operations Unit, Nui Dat, 11 August 1970, including translation
2/10/5 'ATF-020-70 : Glorious victories' Leaflet produced by the 1st Psychological Operations Unit, Nui Dat, 13 August 1970 (Double sided) (2 copies)
2/10/6 'ATF-020-70 : Glorious victories' Catalogue sheet produced by the 1st Psychological Operations Unit, Nui Dat, 13 August 1970, including translation
2/10/7 'ATF-022-70 : Medical care' Leaflet produced by the 1st Psychological Operations Unit, Nui Dat, 24 August 1970 (Double sided) (3 copies)
2/10/8 'ATF-022-70 : Medical care' Catalogue sheet produced by the 1st Psychological Operations Unit, Nui Dat, 24 August 1970, including translation
2/10/9 'ATF-026-70 : Slogans - Chieu Hoi' Leaflet produced by the 1st Psychological Operations Unit, Nui Dat, 20 August 1970 (Double sided)
2/10/10 'ATF-031-70 : Hoi Chanh - Tran Van Vinh' Leaflet produced by the 1st Psychological Operations Unit, Nui Dat, 30 August 1970 (Double sided) (2 copies)
2/10/11 'ATF-031-70 : Hoi Chanh - Tran Van Vinh' Catalogue sheet produced by the 1st Psychological Operations Unit, Nui Dat, 30 August 1970, including translation
2/10/12 'ATF-042-70 : Victory' Leaflet produced by the 1st Psychological Operations Unit, Nui Dat, 2 October 1970

Subseries 11: Other Australian leaflets

Description: This series contains a leaflet against strikes by the Post Master Generals office.

File Title/Description
2/11/1 'Soldiers of Australia! : Unite against PMG strikes! : punch a postie on RTA : sock it to 'em diggers!' Leaflet in response to a mail strike in Australia (6 copies)

Subseries 12: Military leaflets for troops

Description: This series includes instructions and other official leaflets directed to or for use by Australian troops.

File Title/Description
2/12/1 'Australian Force Vietnam: P.W. (Prisoner of War) Instruction Card.' Instructions one side, 'Key Phrases' on the other.
2/12/2 'Radiotelephone Procedure - 1969.' 'Appointment Titles' on page one. 'Phonetic Alphabet', 'Pronunciation of figures' and 'Pronunciation of punctuation' on page 2. (oversized item)
2/12/3 '3 Training Battalion - Notes for Students.' Contains information for troops to assist them in action.
2/12/4 'Instructors Aide-Memoire 1971.' Contains information for instructors on working with students. Issued by the Australian Army.
2/12/5 'Badges of Rank of Australia's Defence Forces.' Includes illustrations of rank badges of the Australian Navy, Army and Air Force. Issued by the Army Careers Officer.
2/12/6 'Hints to Regimental Officers on Counselling Men about the ARA.' Includes information on enlistment, pay and other aspects of the Australian Army. Issued 1968.
2/12/7 'Radio Procedure Booklet.' Includes handwritten notes and a copy of 2/12/1. (RC07775 [item3])
2/12/8 'Australian Military Forces: Pocketbook: South Vietnam.' (RC07775 [item1])
2/12/9 '1 Jungle Training Centre Battle Wing : Notes for Students.' Printed card. (RC07775 [item 2])
2/12/10 'Nine Rules - For Australian Army Forces in Vietnam'
2/12/11 'Jungle Training Centre, Battle Effinency [Efficiency] Sub Unit, Service in Phouc Tuy Province, Student Handout.' 4 typed pages. (PUB00694)
2/12/12 'Happiness is RTA.' Leaflet advertising Royal Australian Education Corps. (PUB01914)

SERIES 3: American leaflets

This series consists of material produced in America, and are mainly psychological warfare leaflets printed for the 246 Psychological Operations Company and the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) for distribution throughout Vietnam. Many use illustrations or images to aid understanding, and a number are untranslated. The collection also consists of other American leaflets on the subject of conscription and remembrance.

Subseries 1: Psychological warfare leaflets

Description: This collection contains leaflets produced mainly by the 246 Psychological Operations Company and the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) for distribution in Vietnam.

File Title/Description
3/1/1 'Leaflet 246-503-67' Catalogue sheet for a leaflet produced by the 246th Psychological Operations Company. English translation: To my dear friends of C-306th Company
3/1/2 'Leaflet 246-484-67' Catalogue sheet for a leaflet produced by the 246th Psychological Operations Company. English translation: Attention VC and NVA soldiers!!
3/1/3 'Leaflet 246-485-67' Catalogue sheet for a leaflet produced by the 246th Psychological Operations Company. English translation: To friends in 84th Group, C-125
3/1/4 'Leaflet 246-475-67' Catalogue sheet for a leaflet produced by the 246th Psychological Operations Company. English translation: The 9th US Inf Div continues capturing your food and medical supplies…….........
3/1/5 'Leaflet 246-502-67' Catalogue sheet for a leaflet produced by the 246th Psychological Operations Company. English translation: Friends in the VC 6th Bn
3/1/6 'Leaflet 246-21-67' Leaflet produced by the 246th Psychological Operations Company. No translation available. (1 copy, RC07779 [item 1])
3/1/7 'Leaflet 246-287-67' Leaflet produced by the 246th Psychological Operations Company. No translation available (2 copies)
3/1/8 'Leaflet 246-70-68' Leaflet produced by the 246th Psychological Operations Company. No translation available
3/1/9 'Leaflet 246-100-68' Leaflet produced by the 246th Psychological Operations Company. No translation available
3/1/10 'Leaflet 246-042' Leaflet produced by the 246th Psychological Operations Company. No translation available
3/1/11 'Leaflet 246-100' Leaflet produced by the 246th Psychological Operations Company. No translation available (2 copies)
3/1/12 'Leaflet 246-127' Leaflet produced by the 246th Psychological Operations Company. No translation available
3/1/13 'Leaflet 246-332' Leaflet produced by the 246th Psychological Operations Company. No translation available
3/1/14 'Leaflet 494-67' Leaflet produced by the 6th PSYOP Battalion. No translation available
3/1/15 'Leaflet 6-135-68' Leaflet produced by the 6th PSYOP Battalion. No translation available
3/1/16 'Leaflet 6-771 (6)' Leaflet produced by the 6th PSYOP Battalion. No translation available
3/1/17 'Leaflet HQ-28-67' No translation available
3/1/18 'Leaflet P-09' No translation available
3/1/19 'Leaflet 2774' No translation available
3/1/20 'Leaflet 3039' No translation available
3/1/21 'Leaflet 2676' No translation available
3/1/22 'Leaflet SP-782' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available (2 copies)
3/1/23 'Leaflet SP-806' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/24 'Leaflet SP-931' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/25 'Leaflet SP-942' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/26 'Leaflet SP-952A' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/27 'Leaflet SP-1233B' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/28 'Leaflet SP-1389' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/29 'Leaflet SP-1389A' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/30 'Leaflet SP-1870' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/31 'Leaflet SP-1872' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/32 'Leaflet SP-2080 Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/33 'Leaflet SP-2082' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/34 'Leaflet SP-2083 Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/35 'Leaflet SP-2141' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available (2 copies). Refer also to item 3/1/59.
3/1/36 'Leaflet SP-2191' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available (4 copies)
3/1/37 'Leaflet SP-2228' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/38 'Leaflet SP-2246' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/39 'Leaflet SP-2248' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/40 'Leaflet SP-2250' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/41 'Leaflet SP-2254' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available (2 copies)
3/1/42 'Giay Thong-Hanh : safe conduct pass to be honoured by all Vietnamese government agencies and allied forces' Leaflet containing the signature of Nguyen Cao Ky. Some passes also had a number on the rear side lower left corner indicating the Corps Tactical Zones (CTZ) 1,2,3 and 4 which were used by the allies to split up Vietnam. These '7 flag' passes were produced by the Joint United States Public Affairs Office (3 copies plus copy of reverse side of leaflet)
3/1/43 'Giay Thong-Hanh : safe conduct pass to be honoured by all Vietnamese government agencies and allied forces' Leaflet containing the signature and photograph of Nguyen Van Thieu. Some passes also had a number on the rear side lower left corner indicating the Corps Tactical Zones (CTZ) 1,2,3 and 4 which were used by the allies to split up Vietnam. These '7 flag' passes were produced by the Joint United States Public Affairs Office (4 copies)
3/1/44 'Giay Thong-Hanh : safe conduct pass to be honoured by all Vietnamese government agencies and allied forces' Leaflet containing the signature of Nguyen Van Thieu. Some passes also had a number on the rear side lower left corner indicating the Corps Tactical Zones (CTZ) 1,2,3 and 4 which were used by the allies to split up Vietnam. These '7 flag' passes were produced by the Joint United States Public Affairs Office
3/1/45 'Untitled' Leaflet addressed to VC, reminding them of the hardships of war, comparing them to the beauties of spring, and urging them to return to the people
3/1/46 'Untitled' Leaflet addressed to the citizens of Vietnam (a rubber tapper illustrated), telling them the US forces will go anywhere to help the people against the VC
3/1/47 'Untitled' GVN leaflet urging the VC to think of their families, and take advantage of the Chieu Hoi (Surrender) Program, to return in peace
3/1/48 'Untitled' US and Vn governments both determined to destroy the Communist aggressors
3/1/49 'Untitled' Government leaflet telling the population the US forces are friends, come to help in the fight against Communist aggressors (2 copies)
3/1/50 'Untitled' GVN leaflet referring to the strength of the GVN and allies, particularly the B52s, and urges the VC to quickly return to the government and their family
3/1/51 'Untitled' Leaflets and booklet for the Chieu Hoi Program enclosed in an envelope. Envelope cover contains a photograph of the Phuoc Tuy Chieu Hoi Centre
3/1/52 '5 flag safe conduct pass' Leaflet produced by the Joint United States Public Affairs Office. Fifteen million leaflets were produced in Tokyo for the Tet campaign of 1966. rear side has a drawing of an ARVN soldier with his arm around a Viet Cong guerrilla. Text reads 'this passport is valid and can be turned in through all government agencies and allied forces. Serial numbers were used to indicate where the leaflets were dropped. (3 copies. Third copy has only the reverse side of leaflet)
3/1/53 'Leaflet SP-1539' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available
3/1/54 'Leaflet 6-2199-69' Leaflet produced by the 6th PSYOP Battalion. No translation available. (5 copies).
3/1/55 'Leaflet 6-2127-69' Leaflet produced by the 6th PSYOP Battalion. No translation available
3/1/57 'Leaflet 100' No translation available (2 copies)
3/1/58 'Leaflet 2357' No translation available
3/1/59 [Smaller version of item 3/1/35] (3 copies)
3/1/60 'Leaflet 6-278-70' Translation available (5 copies)
3/1/61 'Leaflet SP-793 A'. Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO). No translation available.
3/1/62 'Leaflet'. No translation available.
3/1/63 'Leaflet SP-2247'. 'Happy New Year'. Lists monetary benefits. Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO). (RC07779 [item 2])
3/1/64 'Happy New Year'. Unnumbered. Encouraging reader to make a new life in the New Year and change allegiances. Lists monetary benefits. (RC07779 [item 3])
3/1/65 'Leaflet153-66.' 'Don't Let Yourself Die Like This. Turn your Sons and Come back to Us.' (RC07779 [item 4])
3/1/66 'When are you coming home?' Unnumbered. Encouraging reader to change allegiances. Lists monetary benefits. (RC07779 [item 5])
3/1/67 'Leaflet 4-3-68' Urging the reader to 'Come Back to Us'. (RC07779 [item 6])
3/1/68 'Leaflet 6-124-68.' Illustration of South Vietnamese and American flags on one side. (RC07779 [item 7])
3/1/69 Unnumbered. Illustrations of deceased soldiers. (RC07779 [item 8])
3/1/70 'Leaflet SP-1431' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available (PUB01735)
3/1/71  '5 flag safe conduct pass' Leaflet produced by the Joint United States Public Affairs Office.(PUB01734)
3/1/72 'Giay Thong-Hanh : safe conduct pass to be honoured by all Vietnamese government agencies and allied forces' Leaflet containing the signature of Nguyen Cao Ky. (PUB01733)
3/1/73 'Leaflet SP-1389' Produced by the Joint US Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO) No translation available (PUB02353)

Subseries 2: Military leaflets for troops

Description: This series includes instructions and other official leaflets published in America that were in use by Australian troops.

File Title/Description Notes
3/2/1 'M16A1 Rifle - Operations & Preventative Maintenance.' Includes illustrations by Will Eisner. Published 1968. (1 copy, published 1967. RC07776)  
3/2/2 'Heavy Hints for Light Packs: A guide for using the individual load carrying equipment'. Published by the United States Army.  
3/2/3 'Heavy Hints for Light Packs: A guide for using the individual load carrying equipment'. Published by the United States Army. (Second copy PUB01174)  

Subseries 3: Other leaflets

Description: This collection consists of other leaflets produced in America, and address issues such as conscription, remembrance, and calls for peace.

File Title/Description Notes
3/3/1 'Its your choice : the draft and you' Brochure published by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, (n.d.)  
3/3/2 'Wanted : dead or alive : US servicemen are alive and held in Vietnam : do you care?' Brochure published by the National Forget-Me-Not Assoc. for POW-MIA's Inc, (n.d.)  
3/3/3 'The war goes on ……….1961, 1962 1963, 1970 and ……' N. Y. Vietnam Moratorium Committee, (n.d.)  

SERIES 4: British leaflets

Description: This series contains leaflets and small posters produced in England during the Vietnam conflict. The material is anti-war and somewhat anti-American.

File Title/Description Notes
4/1/1 'British People's Declaration for Peace in Vietnam, 1969' Leaflet produced by the British Campaign for Peace in Vietnam, [1969] (2 copies) (oversized item)  
4/1/2 'Vietnam Solidarity Campaign' Leaflet describing the activities of the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign (VSC) and seeking donations, (n.d.)  

SERIES 5: Canadian leaflets

Description: This series consists of leaflets and small posters produced in Canada during the Vietnam War. The material is anti-war and calls for peace in Vietnam, and is somewhat anti-American.

File Title/Description Notes
5/1/1 'It is time to stop the war in Vietnam' Leaflet for a Hemispheric Conference to End the War in Vietnam, Montreal, 28 November - 1 December, [1968]. Issued by the Toronto Association for Peace, reverse side contains a situation map of Vietnam up to February 26, 1968 (oversized item)  
5/1/2 '6-point appeal for peace in Vietnam' Leaflet issued by the Toronto Coordinating Committee Against the War in Vietnam, (n.d.)  
5/1/3 'Stop the war, Mr President : one half of all children born in Vietnam don't live to reach the age of five : maybe they're the lucky ones : stop the killing and the torture in Vietnam' (unauthored) (oversized item)  
5/1/4 'United States Lawyers' opinion on the war in Vietnam' Extracts from a Memorandum of Law prepared by the Lawyers' Committee on American Policy Toward Vietnam and prepared by the Toronto Association for Peace, (n.d.). Reverse side 'Can bombs bring peace to Vietnam?' Advertisement by the Japan 'Peace for Vietnam' Committee (map in 4 pieces)  

SERIES 6: South Vietnamese leaflets

Description: This series consists of leaflets produced by the South Vietnamese government. The collection is divided into material addressing the Vietnamese and is untranslated, and those addressing allied servicemen and civilians.

File Title/Description Notes
6/1/1 'Christmas and New Year's greetings from Lt. General Nguyen-Van-Thieu, Chief of State of the Republic of Viet-Nam to allied combat units, civic action and assistance groups in Viet-Nam'. Double sided leaflet, the reverse side has a message to the families of servicemen serving in Vietnam and for the people of allied nations.  
6/1/2 'Christmas message of Prime Minister Air Vice Marshal Nguyen-Cao-Ky to the allied civilian and military personnel serving in Viet-Nam' Double sided leaflet, [1966]  
6/1/3 'Leaflet DV25AH25467' No translation available  
6/1/4 'Leaflet DV17AH2268' No translation available  
6/1/5 'Leaflet DV16AH2268' No translation available  
6/1/6 'What is the meaning of open arms?' Double sided leaflet 'SP-1252 A'. Includes photocopied translation. PUB00690.  

SERIES 7: Communist leaflets

Description: This series consists of communist propaganda leaflets produced in Vietnam primarily addressed to allied servicemen. The collection consists of leaflets in Vietnamese, some with translations. Many of the english leaflets also have Vietnamese translations overleaf.

File Title/Description  
7/1/1 'Australian servicemen' Propaganda leaflet asking Australian servicemen stationed at Nui Dat to oppose the war. Signed by the Baria Liberation Armed Forces, (n.d.). Different text to 7/1/2 (3 copies)  
7/1/2 'Australian servicemen' Propaganda leaflet asking Australian servicemen stationed at Nui Dat to oppose the war. Signed by the Baria Liberation Armed Forces, (n.d.). Different text to 7/1/1 (3 copies)  
7/1/3 'American and Australian servicemen in South Vietnam' Propaganda leaflet in English and Vietnamese asking Australian and American troops to leave Vietnam, (n.d.) (2 copies)  
7/1/4 'Australian armymen!' Propaganda leaflet in English and Vietnamese expressing anti- government sentiment against the Australian government and the US aggressors, (n.d.)  
7/1/5 'US armymen in South VietNam!' Propaganda leaflet asking US servicemen to oppose US aggression in Vietnam, (n.d.)  
7/1/6 'US blackmen!' Propaganda leaflet asking US negro servicemen to oppose US aggression in Vietnam, (n.d.)  
7/1/7 'US servicemen!' Propaganda leaflet issued by the South Vietnam Liberation Armed Forces asking US servicemen to oppose US aggression in Vietnam, (n.d.)  
7/1/8 'To the anti-war American servicemen!' Propaganda leaflet asking US servicemen to oppose US aggression in Vietnam, (n.d.)  
7/1/9 'Australian, New Zealand, Filipino, Thailand, South Korean Armymen!' Propaganda leaflet asking servicemen to urge their Governments to send them back home, (n.d.)  
7/1/10 'Who has returned this prisoner to his mother?' Propaganda leaflet asking US servicemen to oppose US aggression in Vietnam, (n.d.)  
7/1/11 'Viet Cong propaganda poster/slogan' Poster/slogan recovered in Long Dien district, Phuoc Tuy province. Translated to read 'Protect your lives. Don't eat or live with the PRU HQ or Military Security section soldiers. They are wicked tyrants' (oversized item)  
7/1/12 'Chi dan' NLF leaflet telling how to contact the NLF or surrender to it  
7/1/13 'Cac binh si sur doan 5' NLF leaflet to GVN soldiers of 5 Div, urging them to note the recent destruction of ARVN units at Suoi Dua and Bau Bang, to turn on the US troops & their GVN puppets and go over to the NLF (2 copies)  
7/1/14 'Binh si va nhan vien nguy quyen sai gon' VC leaflet addressed to the soldiers and officials of the puppet regime in Saigon, using a quote from Ho Chi Minh to urge them to pin the liberation of their country  
7/1/15 'Anh em si quan va binh linh thuoc su doan 5 bo binh' NLF/VC leaflet to soldiers of GVN 5 Div, claiming how useless it is to fight, no matter how many US troops are brought in, they will be defeated and the soldiers of 5 Div have to decide what to do to avoid a useless death  
7/1/16 'Untitled' Propaganda leaflet left near a Montagnard village. English translation provided  
7/1/17 'Untitled' Manila folder containing various leaflets. No translations available (oversized item)  
7/1/18 'Chuc mung nam moi : Happy New Year' Propaganda card, New Years greetings, Spring 1971  
7/1/19 'Tho Chuc Tet' New Year greeting card, 1965 No translation available  
7/1/20 'Untitled' Slogan - no translation available  
7/1/21 'Workers all over the world support the patriotic struggle of the South Vietnamese people' Leaflet describing the proceedings of a meeting to implement the resolutions of the World Federation of Trade Unions  
7/1/22 'Tho Chuc Tet' New Year greeting card, January 1966. Issued by the National Liberation Front HQ for Saigon. No translation available (2 copies)  
7/1/23 'Huong dan doan III' No translation available  
7/1/24 'Aussie go home!' Viet Cong propaganda leaflet  
7/1/25 'Photographic propaganda, medical, Viet Cong, Vietnam' Collection of photographs stuck onto rice  
7/1/26 'Photographic propaganda, medical, Viet Cong, Vietnam' Collection of photographs stuck onto rice

SERIES 8: OTHER LEAFLETS

Description: This series consists of a collection of copies and prints of Vietnamese leaftets.

Subseries 1: Vietnamese Leaflets from the collection of Peter Aitken

This collection consists of copies and prints collected by Mr Peter Aitken during service in Vietnam.

 

File Title/Description Notes
8/1/1 Collection of copies and prints of Vietnamese leaflets collected by Peter Aitken during his service in Vietnam. Originals are still in his possession (3 folders) (oversize box  

 

SERIES 9: Australian Souvenirs

Description: This series consists of printed souvenirs produced both in Australia and Vietnam by Australians during the war and years later. The collection contains material of a memorial and commemorative nature, along with souvenirs from special functions and those relating to specific engagements during the war, in particular the battle of Long Tan. Leaflets abdicating activities for recreation are also represented, as are humour, poetry and verse.

Subseries 1 : Memorial and commemorative services

Description: This collection consists of leaflets and small booklets for memorials and commemoration of servicemen of the Vietnam War, as well as services dedicated to the support of service personnel by civilian groups during the war. Material was produced both in Vietnam and Australia during the war, and in Australia years later. The collection consists of material produced for individual units memorial services and commemorations, and those produced for Vietnam Veterans Day.

File Title/Description Notes
9/1/1 '1st Australian Task Force, Nui Dat, Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam : Memorial Service, 17 June 1971, D & E Platoon, HQ 1 ATF'. Order of service. Program also contains a platoon roll of honour (2 copies)
9/1/2 Memorial service and birthday parade : 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment' Order of service for a ceremony at Finshhafen Lines, Holsworthy, Wednesday, 1st September 1971. Program also contains a roll of honour for the battalion
9/1/3 'Memorial Service : First Battalion Group, the Royal Australian Regiment, Vietnam 1965-66.' Order of service for a ceremony held on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the group's departure for active service in South Vietnam, 9th June 1985. Program also contains a unit roll of honour
9/1/4 'Combined church service and farewell parade : 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment' Program for a combined church service and farewell parade at Finschafen Lines, Wednesday, 4th February, 1970. Program also contains a unit roll of honour
9/1/5 'Memorial church service and farewell parade : 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment' Program for a memorial church service and farewell parade at Ap An Phu, South Vietnam, Wednesday, 24th February, 1971. Program also contains a unit roll of honour
9/1/6 'Australian Vietnam Forces : National Reunion : Commemorative Dawn Service' Order of service for a 'Ceremony of Remembrance' at 4.30 am, October 3, 1987 at the Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney
9/1/7 '1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment : beating of retreat and Coral Day commemoration' Order of ceremony for a beating the retreat ceremony and commemorative service, Thursday 12 May, 1988. Program also contains a unit roll of honour
9/1/8 '7RAR twenty-fifth anniversary wreath laying and memorial ceremony, Saturday 1st September, 1990.' Form of service for a ceremony held at Regimental Square, Sydney (2 copies)
9/1/9 'Western Australian Vietnam Veteran flag presentation, 2nd October' Order of ceremony on the occasion of the presentation of Australian national flags to the families of those servicemen who lost their lives as a result of active service in South Vietnam, at Leeuwin Barracks, East Freemantle, Sunday 2 October 1988
9/1/10 'Vietnam Veterans Day Remembrance Service' Order of service for a ceremony at the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, Anzac Parade at 12 noon, 18 August 1993, held by the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia, ACT Branch
9/1/11 'Opening of the Royal Australian Engineers Vietnam Memorial, Anzac day 2005' Program containing the order of service and an Honour Roll of Engineers who were killed in Vietnam.
9/1/12 'Vietnam Veterans Day Remembrance Service' Order of service for a ceremony at the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, Anzac Parade, 18 August 1991, held by the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia, ACT Branch
9/1/13 'Remembrance Service: Seventh Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, South Vietnam, 8th April 1968'. Order of service for a ceremony at Luscombe Field, 1st Australian Task Force, Nui Dat, South Vietnam
9/1/14 'R {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}R Hospitality Service', recognition ceremony, Sydney, 21 January 1972.
9/1/15 'Honour Roll: RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam & No 35 Squadron RAAF 1964-1972.' Produced in 2009 to commemorate colleagues.
9/1/16 The Maitland Vietnam and Service Legion Inc. Dedication of the Private Paul Trzecinski Memorial, 6 September 2009. One of the two copies has been autographed by General Peter Cosgrove, AC, MC, and the Master of Ceremonies, Brian Broughton CSC, OAM.
9/1/17 'C Squadron, First Armoured Regiment, Open Day, Sunday, 4 October, 1970'. Programme for open day. (PUB00691).

9/1/18

'Australian Defence Force Trackers and War Dogs Association memorial service'. An order of service for trackers who lost their lives while on service in Vietnam and explosive detection dogs which died whilst on active service in Afghanistan. Held at the National Memorial Walk, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, 16th August 2009. Includes Roll of Honour and list of distinguished guests. (PUB00277).

9/1/19

Blank card. '250 Mission Club. This is to certify that... of No. 2 Squadron, RAAF, has flown more than 250 operational missions in Canberra aircraft against enemy targets throughout the Republic of Vietnam. Signed this ... day of ... 19. Commanding Officer.' (RC08474).
9/1/20 Open letter to Vietnam Vetrans of Australia and Allies from the Vietnamese Community in Australia/Chapter Victoria. Dated 1st October 1987. (PUB02032)

Subseries 2: Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial Dedication, 1992

Description: This collection consists of booklets and leaflets for the dedication of the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, Canberra, dedication and services held at the memorial in commemoration of Vietnam Veterans.

File Title/Description
9/2/1 'Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial : commemorative booklet, Canberra, 3rd October 1992'. Booklet edited and published by Richard W. Crothers for the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial Committee (3 copies)
9/2/2 'Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial : Dawn Ceremony of Remembrance'. Order of ceremony for a service held at the Australian War Memorial, Saturday, 3rd October, 1992 commencing at 5.15 am (5 copies)
9/2/3 'Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial : Dedication Ceremony' Order of ceremony for a service held on Anzac Parade, Canberra, 3 October 1992
9/2/4 'Vietnam gallery guide : Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial Dedication, Saturday 3 October 1992' Vietnam commemorative program gallery guide, 21 September - 11 October 1992
9/2/5 'Dawn service : dedication of the Australian National Vietnam Forces Memorial'. Australian War Memorial staff information sheet for the dawn service, held at the Memorial Parade ground on Saturday, 3 October 1992, commencing at 5.15 am
9/2/6 'Untitled cartoon' Humorous cartoon relating to the dedication of the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, Canberra, 3 October 1992
9/2/7 'War is hell!' Humorous poster produced for the Australian Vietnam Forces, National Memorial dedication weekend, Canberra, October 1992 (oversized item)
9/2/8 'Nui dat drinking team : 67 - 68' Humorous poster produced for the Australian Vietnam Forces, National Memorial dedication weekend, Canberra, October 1992 (oversized item)
9/2/9 'Rededication of the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, 11.30 am, Saturday 5 October 2002' Order of ceremony (3 copies)
9/2/10 'Rededication of the National Vietnam War Memorial, ANZAC Parade, Canberra, Sat 5th ad Sun 6th October 2002' Programme of Events (2 copies)

9/2/11

'Vietnam Veterans Day Memorial Service', 15 August 2004

9/2/12

'First Battalion RAR and Supporting Arms; Services Reunion and Memorial Service for Those Who Served in Vietnam and Fire Support Base Coral', 15 August 2004 (1 copy)

Subseries 3: Christmas and New Year services

Description: This subseries contains printed booklets relating to Christmas and New Year services for Australian servicemen in Vietnam.

File Title/Description
9/3/1 'Christmas greetings' Program for Christmas services at the First Australian Task Force, Nui Dat, 1970 and carols by candlelight at Luscombe Bowl (4 copies)
9/3/2 Playlist of the 100 songs from Armed Forces Vietnam Network Saigon that were played in the count down to New Years Day 1969

Subseries 4: Humour

Description: This collection consists primarily of humorous leaflets relating to the homecoming of servicemen after the Vietnam War.

File Title/Description
9/4/1 'Advice on the rehabilitation of a soldier' Humorous minute relating to the rehabilitation of servicemen on their return home to Australia from Vietnam. Produced by Australian Forces Vietnam, 1968/1969 (2 copies) (oversized item)
9/4/2 'A letter of warning from Vietnam' Humorous minute relating to the rehabilitation of servicemen on their return home to Australia from Vietnam. Produced by Australian Forces Vietnam, 1968/1969 (2 copies) (oversized item)
9/4/3 'No 35 Squadron RAAF Vietnam in the province of Phuc Tuuy : Subject : Vietnam deportees' Humorous minute addressed to the next of kin of RAAF servicemen on their return home to Australia from Vietnam (oversized item)
9/4/4 'Glossary of terms pertaining to the 'Cheap Charley's' label' Glossary of terms appearing on the label of the 'Cheap Charley's' wine range (2 copies)

Subseries 5: Menus

Description: This collection consists of menus from servicemens functions during the war in Vietnam, and also includes post war menus from commemorative functions for units who served in the conflict.

File Title/Description
9/5/1 'Officers mess dining in night on the occasion of the arrival of 7RAR, Ap An Phu, South Vietnam, 24 Apr 67' Dinner menu, wine list and evening program
9/5/2 'Vampire dinner to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the First Australian Field Hospital and its foundation at Vung Tau, Vietnam' Dinner menu, wine list and evening program. The dinner was held at the United Service Club, Brisbane, Friday 27th August, 1993 (5 copies)
9/5/3 'Christmas menu' Christmas Day menu, (n.d.)
9/5/4 'Menu. Merry 1973 Xmas" Christmas Menu 1973, Royal Australian Air Force, Nutterworth.
9/5/5 'Thanksgiving Day, Vietnam, 1965' Thanksgiving Day menu, Vietnam, 1965.
9/5/6 '7th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Officers' Mess, Farewell Dinner, on the occasion of the Battalion's departure for South Vietnam, Thursday, 29th January, 1970 at Finschhafen Lines'. Includes newspaper clipping.
9/5/7 '12 Fd Regt RAA Christmas Day 1968 at FSB Diggers Rest in Bien Hoa Province'.
9/5/8 'HMAS Sydney, Christmas Day 1967 Menu'.
9/5/9 'Christmas Day Menu', 1965. (PUB00629)

 

Subseries 6: Reunions

Description: This collection consists of booklets and leaflets for reunions of Vietnam veterans.

File Title/Description
9/6/1 'Official programme : 1977 national reunion of Vietnam Veterans, FSPB - Townsville, 16-24 August 1997' Souvenir program of events for a reunion commemorating the 25th anniversary of Australian Forces withdrawal from Vietnam
9/6/2 'Australian Vietnam Forces National Reunion - Sydney '87' Souvenir booklet containing concert program and assembly details for the 'Welcome Home' Parade on 3rd October 1987 (2 copies)
9/6/3 'Thank you very much' Greeting card handed to marcher in Sydney, (1987?). Inscribed 'welcome back, Gil'
9/6/4 'Bicentennial community welcome home to Vietnam veterans : Melbourne, 12th - 16th October, 1988'. Promotional brochure for a reunion of military and civil veterans from all the allied countries. Hosted by Australians in the bicentennial year of celebration
9/6/5 'The Tide is Turning. Vietnam Veterans' International Reunion. 12th-15th October, 1988, Melbourne Australia'. Brochure for a reunion of military and civil veterans from all the allied countries. Hosted by Australians in the bicentennial year of celebration

Subseries 7: Rest and recreation

Description: This collection consists of items associated with rest and recuperation activities of servicemen during the Vietnam war, and includes souvenirs from venues visited, evidence of leave granted, and programs from ceremonies.

File Title/Description
9/7/1 'Recognition ceremony, Sydney, Australia, 21 January 1972' Program for a ceremony in recognition of the generous and gracious hospitality given to visiting United States servicemen from Vietnam and of the service and support given to the United States R & R program in Sydney and throughout Australia by the host families and organizations and volunteer workers of the R & R hospitality service
9/7/2 'RAAF Vung Tau' Paper drink coaster probably from the Ettamogah Club, RAAF Base, Vung Tau
9/7/3 Leave pass
9/7/4 Leather wallet and contents. Associated with 2784148 Robert William Curtin who served in Vietnam with 2 Composite Ordnance Depot from 7 April to 12 December 1967.
9/7/5 Voucher booklet containing 3 vouchers from 1968, for the Vung Tau N.C.O. (Non-Commissioned Officers) Open Mess. (RC06425)
9/7/6 'Guide to Brisbane'. A helpful guide for Australian Army personnel upon relocation to Brisbane. Includes information on health services, amenities and places of interest. Compiled by Army Community Service. Includes amendments.
9/7/7 Leave pass from Karrakatta, WA, 1970.
9/7/8 QANTAS charter passenger ticket & baggage check from Saigon to Sydney, 1970.

9/7/9

Drinks coaster "2 RAR - Second to none. Korea, Rwanda, Malaya, East Timor, South Vietnam, Solomon Islands. The Royal Australian Regiment." Black background, White font with white crest centre. (PUB01162 item 5)

9/7/10

Long format leaflet "2 RAR - The Samichon Calender 2003 - 2004. 2 RAR Fighting Patrol at the Hook, Samichon Valley, Korea 1953, Ivor Hele 1965." Black background, Yellow font. (PUB01163 Item 4)

9/7/11

'Miss Lindfield' namecard from a dinner, signed on reverse (PUB02531)

Subseries 8: Battle of Long Tan

Description: This collection consists of items of commemoration and remembrance for the battle of Long Tan and those who both served and lost their lives in the battle. The collection includes material produced for Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day and the anniversary of the battle.

File Title/Description
9/8/1 'We won't forget' Sixth Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment memorial service following the Battle of Long Tan , 18 August 1966. Order of parade and service for a ceremony on 2 September in the presence of the Commander 1 ATF, Brigadier Jackson, OBE. Program cover includes the names of the 17 servicemen who were killed during the battle (2 copies)
9/8/2 'Trooping the regimental colour : Sixth Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment' Order of ceremony and program for the trooping of the colour on the occasion of the presentation of the United States Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation to D Company by the Prime Minister, The Right Honourable J G Gorton, MP on the second anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, 18 August, 1968
9/8/3 'Vietnam Veterans' Remembrance Day : 18 August, Long Tan Day'. Order of service for a ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial, 12 noon, Tuesday 18 August, 1987
9/8/4 'Salute to Vietnam Veterans : 40th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan, 17 - 20 August 2006 : weekend program' Booklet containing program of activities held in the Australian Capital Territory, including commemorative services, stand-to ceremony and 'music of the Vietnam War' concert

9/8/5

'Beating the Retreat, Twentieth Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, 17 August 1986 : program'. Booklet containing list of official guests, copy of Presidential Citation, details of the Beating the Retreat event and short history of 6 RAR and Regimental Honour Rolls

9/8/6

'Order of Divine Service in St Johns Cathedral Brisbane, Twentieth Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, 18 August 1986 : program'. Booklet containing names of host officer, official guests and service details
9/8/7 'Order of Divine Service in St Johns Anglican Cathedral Brisbane, a memorial service to commemorate the Battle of Long Tan, 18 August 1966, and to remember all soldiers killed in action in Vietnam, 18 August 1998: program'. Booklet containing Long Tan Honour Roll, Order of Service, short description of the Battle of Long Tan and copy of Presidential Citation

9/8/8

'6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, Thirtieth Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, Order of Long Tan Day Service, 18 August 1996 : program'. Booklet containing Long Tan Honour Roll, 6 RAR Honour Roll and Order of Service
9/8/9 'The 30th Anniversary fo the Battle of Long Tan, Beating the Retreat Parade, 18 August 1996 : program'. Booklet containing List of Commanding Officers, list of Regimental Majors, short history of the Beating the Retreat tradition, list of 6th Battalion Senior Appointments, list of event participants, Battle of Long Tan Honour Roll with short biographies, biography of Lieutenant Colonel S. J. Dunn, Order of Ceremony, short history of Battle of Long Tan and copy of Presidential Citation

Subseries 9: War correspondents

Description: This collection consists of material associated with war correspondents during the Vietnam war.

File Title/Description
9/9/1 'Media release' Media release for the presentation of the Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal to officially accredited Vietnam war correspondents by Vice Admiral Rod Taylor, AO, Chief of the Naval Staff on 28th June 1995. Includes an opening and concluding address by Dr Denis Gibbons, an address by Vice Admiral Taylor and a list of war correspondents by categories for the presentation of the medal

Subseries 10: Poetry and verse

Description: This collection consists of poetry written about, or by servicemen, on their experiences in Vietnam.

File Title/Description
9/10/1 'Skysoldier : a specialist in his field : May 5, 1965, Bien Hoa, South Vietnam' Poem by Merv Butler, Forward Scout Charlie Coy, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1965-1966 and illustrated by Daniel Ojeda, Jr, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1964-1966 (oversized item)
9/10/2 'From the infantry' Poem by Sgt D Evans, 6RAR, South Vietnam (2 copies)
9/10/3 'The man with the rifle' Unauthored poem

Subseries 11: Exhibitions

Description: This collection consists of material related to exhibitions put on by Vietnam veterans.

File Title/Description
9/11/1 'Dog Tags: an international collection of paintings, poetry and sculpture by Vietnam veterans', invitation to the official opening of the exhibition of painting, poetry and sculpture by Australians, Americans and New Zealanders who served in the Vietnam War, Tuesday 11 August 1992, coach house Gallery, Sydney. Sponsored by the Sydney Cove Authority.

SERIES 10: Souvenirs (other countries)

Description: This series consists of souvenir material produced by America, North Vietnam, Thailand, and South Vietnam, collected during the Vietnam war. The collection includes such items as menus, reproductions of works of art, and tourist publications.

Subseries 1: America

Description: This collection consists of American produced material collected as souvenirs, and comprises items such as menus for various American establishments, airlines and events, as well as souvenirs relating to memorials.

File Title/Description
10/1/1 'Saigon Enlisted Mess Open : welcome to the Town House'. Menu for the Milo B Coghill Dining Room in the Saigon Enlisted Mess, (n.d.)
10/1/2 'Menu' Pan American Airways (oversized item)
10/1/3 'Silent night'
10/1/4 'L'Amerique Latine, Rainbow Service: Menu' Pan American Airways
10/1/5 Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC. Includes a range of souvenirs and copies of souvenirs relating to the construction and dedication of the Memorial as well as official guides:
  • Parade instructions for the 'National Salute to Vietnam Veterans Virginia Parade Participants', Department of Conservation and Economic Development, Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, October 29, 1982.
  • 'Quick facts about the Memorial'.
  • List of VIPs attending the National Salute to Vietnam Veterans Parade and Dedication, November 13, 1982.
  • 'Candlelight Vigil of the National Salute to Vietnam Veterans, National Cathedral Washington, D.C. November 10-12, 1982', program.
  • 'National Salute to Vietnam Veterans, Wednesday November 10, 1982', order of service.
  • 'Program Souvenir, National Salute to Vietnam Veterans, November 10-14, 1982, Washington D.C.'.
  • 'Dedication Ceremony, November 13, 1982, 2.30pm, Constitution Gardens', order of service.
  • Introduction to and 'Remarks at Dedication Ceremonies, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, November 13, 1982, John Wheeler, Chairman of the Board, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund'.
  • Biography of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Owen J. Hendry, speaker at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, November 13, 1982.
  • Letter from the United States Secretary of Defense to Mr Jan Scruggs, President, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 13 November, 1982, on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony.
  • 'Dedication Speech, November 13, 1982, Jan Scruggs', Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony.
  • Introduction to and 'Remarks by Al Keller Jr., National Commander, The American Legion Dedication, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, November 13, 1982'.
  • 'Introduction for Billy Ray Cameron, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States' and remarks by Billy Ray Cameron, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony.
  • 'Introduction' and 'Remarks by Helen J. Stuber, National President, American Gold Star Mothers, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony'.
  • 'No Greater Love, Children of Men Missing or Killed in Action in Southeast Asia', list of speakers and Creed presented at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, November 13, 1982.
  • 'Biography' of BG (Ret) George B. Price, speaker at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, November 13, 1982.
  • 'Prepared Remarks, Honorable Everett Alvarez Jr., Deputy Administrator of Veterans Affairs, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication, Washington D.C., November 13, 1982'.
  • 'Biography' and 'Remarks of Senator John Warner at the Dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Constitution Gardens, Washington D.C. November 13, 1982, 2.30pm'.
  • Biography of Chaplain (Lt. Cdr.) Arnold E. Resnicoff, speaker at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, November 13, 1982.
  • Biography of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Max D. Sullivan, speaker at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, November 13, 1982.
  • 'Boonierat Song', lyrics to a song purportedly written by a US soldier while on tour in Vietnam.
  • 'Response of a Veteran, the National Cathedral, Sunday November 14, 1982, John Wheeler, Chairman of the Board, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund'.
  • 'Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington D.C.', guide to the Memorial.
  • 'Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Official Park Guide', c.1993.
  • Panel location information sheet, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington D.C., with name of casualty John Molyneaux.

10/1/6

Calling card with U.S Paratrooper symbol and instructions below, 'I am an American Paratrooper if you are recovering my body, kiss my cold dead ass!!!' (RC05206)

Subseries 2: North Vietnam

Description: This subseries consists of souvenir material produced in North Vietnam and collected during the war. The collection contains reproductions of North Vietnams works of art.

File Title/Description
10/2/1 'Vietnamese fine arts' Folder containing reproductions of 11 Vietnamese paintings dated 1947-1957 (oversized item)
10/2/2 'Tranh Thu On Lai Bai' Reproduction of an artwork by artist Hoang Dao Khanh, a pupil of the School of Art in Vietnam, 1956, 92 copies) (oversized item)

Subseries 3: Thailand

Description: This collection consists of souvenir material produced in Thailand, primarily collected during rest and recuperation visits to the country during the Vietnam war. The material consists of tourist publications.

 

File Title/Description
10/3/1 Welcome to Thailand : Bangkok R & R : facts for the visitor to the land of smiles, Thailand. Published by Tommie's Tourist Agency
10/3/2

'Bangkok in colour' Travel booklet published by Soma Nimit Co Ltd, date unknown

 

Subseries 4: South Vietnam

Description: This collection consists of souvenirs produced by the South Vietnamese, some produced for allied servicemen during the Vietnam war.

File Title/Description
10/4/1 'Lang Sieu thanh', booklet on the Vietnamese festival of Tet for allied servicemen, date and maker unknown (oversize item)
10/4/2 Wrapping paper, design featuring a Vietnamese soldier on a horse carrying the flag of the Republic of Vietnam riding over the North Vietnamese flag.
10/4/3 Invitation, Lions Club Saigon East, Saigon, 1968.
10/4/4 Advertising card, All Barber Shop 69, Vung-Tau.
10/4/5 Advertising card, Ngoc-Nga (Jade Angel) Hotel-Restaurant-Bar, Vung-Tau.
10/4/6 Christmas card addressed to allies from the President of the Republic of Vietnam, 'Merry Christmas, 1969'. Includes envelope marked '6 RAR'.
10/4/7 Christmas card addressed to the 6th Battalion from Ambassador Tran Kim Phuong, Embassy of the Republic of Vietnam, Canberra, n.d.
10/4/8 Ration coupons, 1968.
10/4/9 Ration card, 20 December, 1965. (PUB00628)

Subseries 5: Taiwan

Description: This collection consists of souvenir material produced in Taiwan, primarily collected during rest and recuperation visits to the country during the Vietnam war. The material consists of tourist publications.

File Title/Description
10/5/1 'Welcome R R Taiwan - a Paradise. Entertainment, Shopping and Souvenirs; Chinese food; Tours'. Produced by the Taipei Bar Association for members.
10/5/2

'Serviceman's guide to Taipei'. Produced by the US Military (PUB03252)

Subseries 6: Hong Kong

Description: This collection consists of souvenir material produced in Hong Kong, primarily collected during rest and recuperation visits to the country during the Vietnam war. The material consists of tourist publications.

File Title/Description
10/6/1 'A-O-A Hong Kong Servicemen's Guidebook'. Produced by Walter K. Hoffan, Managing Director, A-O-A Ltd. [PUB03251]

 

SERIES 11: Pamphlets

Description: This series consists of pamphlets produced in Australia, America, Great Britain, South Vietnam, and communist pamphlets. The collections consist of material addressing allied nations' involvement in the Vietnam war, information about individual incidents in Vietnam, and material about the Viet Cong. The collection also includes pamphlets against Americas involvement in the Vietnam war, and material addressing revolutionary development in the country.

Subseries 1: Australia

Description: This collection consists of material produced in Australia, and primarily addresses Australia's involvement in the Vietnam war.

File Title/Description
11/1/1 'Viet Nam : recent statements of Australian policy' Issued under the authority of the Minister for External Affairs, The Rt Hon Paul Hasluck, MP, November 1965 (2 copies)
11/1/2 'Viet Nam : Questions and answers Issued under the authority of the Minister for External Affairs, The Rt Hon Paul Hasluck, May 1966
11/1/3 'Viet Nam and SEATO' Statement issued by the Minister for External Affairs, the RT Hon Paul Hasluck, MP, as a supplement to the pamphlet 'Viet Nam - Questions and Answers', June 1966 (2 copies)
11/1/4 'Vietnam : the answers : a reply to the Holt government's pamphlet 'Vietnam, questions and answers'' Published by D. B.Young, c.1966
11/1/5 'The stake is freedom : the aims of Australian foreign policy' Pamphlet published by the Liberal Party, [1966]
11/1/6 'We resist because … statements of conscientious non- compliers with military conscription' Published by the Federal Pacifist Council of Australia and the Bill White Conscientious Objectors' Defence Committee, April 1970
11/1/7 'The real facts about S. Vietnam a reply to the Liberal Party' Published by D. B. Young, Sydney, (n.d.)
11/1/8 'The challenge in Vietnam' Pamphlet published by the Liberal Party of Australia, (n.d.)
11/1/9 'Vietnam briefing : a commentary on the British Foreign Secretary's speech at the Oxford Union' Pamphlet by John Gittings and Ajit Singh. Published by Morgan Publications, Sydney, (n.d.)
11/1/10 'This may happen to you' Pamphlet by V. L. Borin with a foreword 'Speaking for the Silent' by Geoffrey Fairbairn. Published by Pacific Letter Publications, Belmore, NSW, (n.d.)
11/1/11 'Communist China's objectives' Liberal Party of Australia, (n.d)
11/1/12 'North Vietnam : a first-hand account of the blitz.' Pamphlet produced by the "Tribune" newspaper, (n.d.)
11/1/13 'Graves of Hue : a short study of the use of terror as a political weapon by the Communists in South Vietnam' Journal article by Kenneth Gee, reprinted from Quadrant by the Friends of Vietnam (2 copies)

Subseries 2: America

Description: This collection consists of American produced pamphlets addressing their involvement in the war, information about individual incidents in Vietnam such as massacres and bombings. The collection also includes material about the Viet Cong, how to converse with the Vietnamese people about the nature of the war, and some R & R material on Bangkok.

File Title/Description
11/2/1 'The war in Vietnam' Excerpts from the Senate Republican Policy Committee report and reprinted from the Congressional Record of May 9, 1967
11/2/2 'The war in Viet-Nam : 20 questions and answers' Pamphlet published by the U.S. Information Service, 3rd edition, 1968
11/2/3 'Chieu Hoi : the winning ' MACV Command Information Pamphlet, (6-69), March 1969 Outline of the Chieu Hoi program (2 copies)
11/2/4 'Massacre at Dak Son' Eyewitness account of the tragedy of Dak Son, written by Don Jones and published by the United States Information Service, (n.d.)
11/2/5 'The 'My Canh' bombing, Saigon, June, 25, 1965' Unauthored pamphlet, (n.d.)
11/2/6 'The people build' First of a series of pamphlets explaining the efforts of the Vietnamese to build a nation, (n.d.)
11/2/7 'Viet Cong use of terror against the Vietnamese people', Unauthored pamphlet, (n.d.)
11/2/8 'Invaders : Americans or communists?' Pamphlet in series 'Viet Nam report', (n.d.)
11/2/9 'Who are the Viet Cong?' Unauthored pamphlet, (n.d.)
11/2/10 'Why bomb North Viet Nam?' Pamphlet in series 'Viet nam report', (n.d.) (2 copies)
11/2/11 'Face-to-face communication : a study for the field representatives'
11/2/12 Bangkok R & R : 1968 Produced for US servicemen visiting Bangkok on R & R leave. Published by the United States Military Assistance Command, Thailand, R & R detachment, 1968
11/2/13 War in Vietnam - 20 Questions & Answers. Published by the United States Information Service (2 copies).

Subseries 3: Great Britain

Description: This collection consists of a pamphlet produced by the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign against Americas involvement in the Vietnam war.

File Title/Description
11/3/1 'The dirty war in Mr Wilson : or how he stopped worrying about Vietnam and learned to love the dollar' Pamphlet by Ken Coates and published by the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign, (n.d.)

Subseries 4: South Vietnam

Description: This collection consists of pamphlets produced in South Vietnam, with the addition of one produced by the Embassy of the Republic of Vietnam in Australia. The material addresses revolutionary development in the country, official visits of foreign dignitaries, and incidents from the Vietnam war.

File Title/Description
11/4/1 'Who are the true nationalists? : partial text of the address delivered by the President of Malawi to the opening session of his parliament on December 16, 1966' No 3 in the series 'Vietnam through foreign eyes'. Published by the Ministry of Information and Chieu Hoi, Saigon, c.1966 (2 copies)
11/4/2 'Security in Vietnam : a story of revolutionary development' No 4 in a series of pamphlets dealing with each of the five themes of revolutionary development
11/4/3 'Progress in unity in Vietnam : a story of revolutionary development' No 5 in a series of pamphlets dealing with each of the five themes of revolutionary development
11/4/4 'The revolution of November 1, 1963' Pamphlet published by the Embassy of the Republic of Vietnam, Canberra, c.1964 (3 copies)
11/4/5 'Accord : relatif au probleme des ressortissants Vietnamiens au Cambodge' Pamphlet published c.1970
11/4/6 'Thong cao chung' Pamphlet discussing the official visit of a Cambodian Delegation to the Republic of Vietnam in May 1970
11/4/7 'Death in the afternoon : CaiLay March 9, 1974' Pamphlet describing the massacre of 23 children in a school House in Cai Lay, 9 March 1974 Printed in Saigon (Republic of Vietnam), 7407/DVCH
11/4/8 'Viet Nam Report, Who are the Warmongers?' Translated and condensed from the Vietnamese edition.

Subseries 5: Communist

Description: This collection consists of policy and propaganda documents produced by the South Vietnamese.

File Title/Description
11/5/1 'Stay their murderous hands!' An appeal against the Diem government by the South Viet Nam National Front for Liberation, dated April 22, 1961
11/5/2 'SVNLNF's policy toward the officers and men in the US and alien army' Booklet containing excerpts of policy and produced by the South Vietnam Liberation National Front Central Committee, 1962
11/5/3 'South Vietnam : US defeat inevitable' Overview of the US war effort and the inevitable fate of the aggressor in South Vietnam by General Van Tien Dung, Chief of the Vietnam People's Army General Staff. Published by Foreign Languages Publishing House, Hanoi, 1967

SERIES 12: Newspapers, journals and other published material

Description: This series consists of newspaper articles, booklets, journals, cartoons and illustrations related to the war in Vietnam, both during the conflict and in the years after. The collection consists of material produced in Australia, America, New Zealand and Vietnam. The material consists of articles discussing issues surrounding the Vietnam War and incidents in the conflict, and publications supporting servicemen. Also represented are articles about war crimes and details of stages of the war, as well as some information on communism. There is additional material aimed at assisting ex-servicemen.

Subseries 1: Australia

Description: This collection consists of journals discussing issues surrounding the Vietnam War and incidents of the conflict, as well as newspaper articles and illustrations, and publications supporting servicemen.

File Title/Description
12/1/1 'The Boonaroo and Vietnam' Special edition of the 'Seamen's Journal', Vol 21, No 6, May 1966
12/1/2 'Vietnam' A special supplement to News-Weekly, June 1966. Compiled and edited by Frank J. Mount. A National Civic Council publication
12/1/3 'Bob Hall to defy Sept 16 call-up' Resist, No 5, 10 September 1969. Published by the University of Melbourne, S.D.S Draft Resistance Group in Cooperation with other university groups
12/1/4 'Laos, the spreading war : Tribune special' 'Tribune' newspaper special feature, (n.d.) (2 copies)
12/1/5 'Anti-war fuel' Newsletter of the Congress for International Co-operation and Disarmament (CICD), Vol 2, No 1, February 1973
12/1/6 'U.S. and Australia guilty' Vietnam Action lift-out feature, broadsheet and part of Vietnam Action No 3, the national journal of the Sydney Vietnam Action Campaign, (n.d.)
12/1/7 Australian Forces Overseas Fund (AFOF) Annual Report, 1968 Cover title 'War is not pleasant. Nor is being separated from Home. Your parcels and the other things you send us make both a little easier to bear'
12/1/8 'Cakes for Vietnam' Newspaper cutting containing two recipes for a birthday cake and a Christmas cake suitable for sending to Australian soldiers serving in Vietnam. Recipes are for a 'soldier-boy cake' and a 'Vietnam fruit cake'. The recipes have been tested to produce cakes which will not exceed three pounds in weight. Under a special rate for mail going to Australian servicemen overseas, postage would be around $2.10
12/1/9 Snoopy cartoon No source of publication, no date
12/1/10 'At this time - one year ago' [Newspaper cutting about Operation HUMP: November 10, 1965]
12/1/11 'RAAF Aircrew Check Lists'. Collection of three vinyl covered booklets, titled 'RAAF Aircrew Check Lists'. The booklets belonged to a Squadron Leader and were often used during the sixties as teaching aids for training the RAAF's Medical Operational Support Unit (MOSU).
12/1/12 'Rigby and the Vietnam Mail.' [Newspaper cartoon about the 'Punch A Postie' campaign: Telegraph News-Pictorial, July 7, 1965] (RC07777 [item 2])
12/1/13 'The Ex-Serviceman's Handbook.' Published by The Returned Service League of Australia, Central Coast, New South Wales, in 1970. (RC07777 [item 1)
12/1/14 'Orders and reports booklet.' Looseleaf booklet containing procedures for issuing orders and reports. Includes handwritten notes on Defence Appreciation.
12/1/15 'External Aid Bulletin, No.15, Australian Civil Aid to Vietnam.' Published by the Department of External Affairs, Canberra, 1968.
12/1/16 'External Aid Bulletin, No.16, Australian Force Civic Action in Vietnam.' Published by the Department of External Affairs, Canberra, 1969.
12/1/17 'Application for a Dinky-Pop'. A humorous form published by 2 Squadron RAAF. (RCO8473 [Item 1]
12/1/18 'Short! 100 to go'. Colouring in cartoon of a semi-naked woman published by 2 Squadron RAAF. (RCO8473 [Item 2])
12/1/19 A humorous form published by 2 Squadron RAAF. Outlines 24 rules for life in Vietnam. (RCO8473 [Item 3])
12/1/20 "Tittle Tattle", WRAAF Magazine detailing many aspects of life for women in Vietnam, Vol. 1, No. 3, 11 October 1967 (PUB02062)
12/1/21 Cartoon with caption 'Pulling out of Vietnam was tough; getting them out of Singapore will be almost impossible!'. Annotation indicates the cartoon was from 'New Nation' but with an unknown date.

Subseries 2: America

Description: This collection consists of newspaper illustrations and articles relating to the war and veterans.

File Title/Description
12/2/1 'Untitled' Photocopy of a cartoon from the 'Richmond Times Dispatch', by Brooking relating to the (American?) Vietnam Memorial, (n.d.)
12/2/2 'Untitled' Photocopy of a cartoon relating to the (American) Vietnam Memorial
12/2/3 'National salute to Vietnam Veterans' Newscutting advertising the National Salute to Vietnam Veterans in Washington, D.C., 10-14 November, 1982. From the 'Gazette - Virginian, 27 October 1982

 

12/2/4 'The Hurricane' Journal produced by II Field Force Vietnam, United States Army, January 1968, Number 3
12/2/5 'The Hurricane' Journal produced by II Field Force Vietnam, United States Army, March 1968, Number 5
12/2/6 'The Hurricane' Journal produced by II Field Force Vietnam, United States Army, August 1968, Number 10
12/2/7 '1st Logistical Command' Journal produced by Ist Logistical Command Vietnam, United States Army, April 1968
12/2/8 'Octofoil: 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam' Journal produced by 9th Infantry Division Vietnam, United States Army, Vol. 1 No. 3, Jul Aug Sep, 1968
12/2/9 'Restoring peace in Vietnam: ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam', United States Information Service 33 p. booklet c1973

Subseries 3: New Zealand

This collection consists of material produced in New Zealand in the form of published articles from the New Zealand Monthly Review about war crimes and details of stages of the war.

 

File Title/Description
12/3/1  'War Crimes Tribunal and Vietnam' Article by Brian Fisher reprinted from New Zealand Monthly Review, August 1967 (oversize item)
12/3/2 'Vietnam up-to-date' Article by "Observer" and reprinted from New Zealand Monthly Review, May 1967 (oversize item)

 

Subseries 4: North Vietnam

This collection consists of newspaper and magazine articles produced in North Vietnam, and includes some articles on communism and of an anti-war nature.

File Title/Description
12/4/1 'Doc Lap newspaper' Edition of the newspaper for 13 February 1958. The Doc Lap (Independence) newspaper was published in Saigon
12/4/2 'Untitled' Cover of a magazine containing anti-war material. Cover contains an article, with illustrations, about folk wood-cuts and their symbolism. The inside covers include an incomplete anti-American article and another incomplete article on Communism

Subseries 5: South Vietnam

This collection consists of newspaper and magazine articles produced in South Vietnam, and includes some produced for Allied personnel.

 

File Title/Description
12/5/1 'Vietnam Press. Evening Edition'. Bulletin Number 4518. Tuesday May 28, 1968. Produced in Saigon for American service personnel
12/5/2 'Study of the New Essence of Life - Chung Thuy'. A manuscript authored by Vietnamese soldier Nguyen-Be on the philosophy 'Chung Thuy', or ideas on how to live a peaceful life.

12/5/3

'Viet-Nam, a peoples progress'. Published by the Ministry of Information, Government of Viet-Nam.

 

SERIES 13: Stickers

Description: This series consists of stickers from Australia and America and are mainly produced by unit and service associations relating to the Vietnam War, in particular, the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.

Subseries 1: Australia

This collection from Australia is mainly produced by unit and service associations relating to the Vietnam War, in particular, the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.

File Title/Description
13/1/1 'HMAS Sydney Vietnam Logistical Support Veterans Association' Sticker showing association logo
13/1/2 'Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia' Sticker showing association logo (originals still on TOA shelves - Gibbons)
13/1/3 'Australian Vietnam Forces 1962-1973' Sticker containing association logo (2 copies) (originals still on TOA shelves - Gibbons)
13/1/4 'Australian Vietnam Forces 1962-1973' Sticker containing association logo. Same logo as 13/1/3 but different colour scheme (originals still on TOA shelves - Gibbons)
13/1/5 'Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia' Sticker containing association logo. Different to 13/1/2
13/1/6 'Blue Mountains Vietnam Veterans Association' Sticker containing association logo
13/1/7 'Vietnam Veterans Federation' Sticker containing federation logo
13/1/8 'Tunnel rat : 1 Field Squadron RAE Sticker containing unit logo
13/1/9 'Vietnam Veteran : up the Ol Red Rooster Sticker containing logo
13/1/10 'Honour the dead … but fight like hell for the living' Sticker produced by the Vietnam Veterans Association
13/1/11 'Vietnam Veteran and proud of it' Sticker produced by the Vietnam Veterans Association
13/1/12 'I'm a daughter of a Vietnam Veteran and proud of it' Sticker produced by the Vietnam Veterans Association
13/1/13 'I'm a son of a Vietnam Veteran and proud of it' Sticker produced by the Vietnam Veterans Association
13/1/14 'Beware, Vietnam Vet on the loose' Sticker produced by the Vietnam Veterans Association
13/1/15 'Warning, these premises are protected by a Vietnam Veteran' Sticker produced by the Vietnam Veterans Association
13/1/16 '3 ribbon sticker' Sticker produced by the Vietnam Veterans Association showing ribbons for the Australian Active Service Medal, Vietnam Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal
13/1/17 'HC 723 Squadron' Sticker produced for the HC 723 Squadron which was part of the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RANHFV) 1967-1971
13/1/18 '9 Squadron' Sticker produced for display on
      helicopters. 9 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force. (RC07729)
13/1/19 'Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia' Sticker with map of Vietnam, aeroplane, Australian flag and the Rising Sun. (PUB01163 item 1)
13/1/20 'I've been there Viet Nam' Sticker with text top and botton, centre image of a medal on a green and white ribbon. The medal is a star shape with a flame, the ribbon reads "1960-" (SC02124)
13/1/21 The Royal Australian Regiment Association Queensland Division Inc." Black font on white background with Royal Australian Regiment coat of arms on the left hand side.(PUB01163 Item 2)
13/1/22 2nd Battalion 'Second to None' The Royal Australian Regiment" White font on black background with Royal Australian Regiment coat of arms on the left hand side.(PUB01163 Item 5)

Subseries 2: America

This collection consists of stickers of American units and associations.

File Title/Description
13/2/1 '246th Psyop Co : professional litter bugs Sticker with unit logo
13/2/2 Unites States Navy Vietnam : Navsuppact Det Qui Nhon Sticker with unit logo for the United States Naval Support Activity Detachment which was stationed at Qui Nhon, about 250 miles northeast of Saigon
13/2/3 United States Sabrehawks HSL-47s sticker with unit logo

SERIES 14: Postcards

Description: This series consists mainly of scenic travel postcards of Vietnam which were printed in Hong Kong. A small number of them depict American service installations.

Subseries 1: General

Description: This collection consists of images primarily with the theme of military forces in Vietnam during the war, and includes images of tanks, helicopters, soldiers and memorials to veterans. Postcards are produced predominantly by Asia-Pacific Color Productions, Hong Kong.

File Title/Description
14/1/1 'The Vietnam experience' Americans in Vietnam : two soldiers form the US Army 173rd Airborne brigade stalk the enemy in jungle northwest of Saigon. Photograph from the book "The Vietnam experience" published by Boston Publishing Co, c1982 A Don McCullin photograph courtesy of Camera Press (2 copies) Housed in Oversize box
14/1/2 'Vietnam postcard' [In gallery on exhibition]
14/1/3 'An-Khe Airfield 1st Cavalry Airmobile' Photographer: Jon Woolridge. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9860
14/1/4 'Army tanks deployed in the rice paddies, South Viet-nam' Photographer: James Pickerell. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9866
14/1/5 'Army helicopters in action, South Viet-Nam' Photographer: James Pickerell. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, SC9868
14/1/6 'Riding shotgun' over Viet-Nam' Photographer: James Pickerell. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9873
14/1/7 'The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located ten miles south of Eagle Nest, New Mexico on US Highway 64. The Memorial is dedicated to all Vietnam War Veterans; most especially to those who gave the most precious gift of all - life itself'' No other publishing details, Card No 135243

Subseries 2: Scenic and tourist postcards

Description: This collection consists of scenic and tourist postcards of Vietnam, and includes images of street scenes and markets, agriculture and the countryside, rural scenes, traditional dress, attractions and water views. Postcards are predominently produced by Asia-Pacific Color Productions of Hong Kong and Colorpicture of Boston.

File Title/Description
14/2/1 'Sidewalk market, Saigon' Produced by Colourpicture, Boston, Mass, USA, Card No P71613 Housed in Oversize box
14/2/2 'Market place, Da Nang, Viet Nam' Produced by Colourpicture, Boston, Massachussets, Card No P71622
14/2/3 'Strolling beauties, Saigon' Produced by Colourpicture, Boston, Massachussets, Card No P71611
14/2/4 'Rice harvesting time, Viet Nam' Produced by Colourpicture, Boston, Massachussets, Card No P71625
14/2/5 'Viet Nam countryside' Produced by Colourpicture, Boston, Massachussets, Card No P71623 (2 copies)
14/2/6 'River people, Viet Nam' Produced by Colourpicture, Boston, Massachussets, Card No P71614
14/2/7 'Catholic Cathedral in Saigon' Photographer: Mike Roberts. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9557
14/2/8 'Saigon Hotel and typical Vietnamese transportation' Photographer: Mike Roberts. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9559  
14/2/9 'Colorful houseboats on the river of Saigon' Photographer: Mike Roberts. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9560  
14/2/10 Crowd in downtown Saigon park-circle Photographer: Mike Roberts. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card NO SC9561  
14/2/11 'River of Saigon from the Majestic Hotel, Saigon' Photographer: Mike Roberts. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9563  
14/2/12 'Morning at the market, Saigon' Photographer: Mike Roberts. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9566  
14/2/13 'Aerial of Viet-Nam, central area' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9567  
14/2/14 'Fountain and plaza in downtown Saigon' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9568  
14/2/15 'Flower market, downtown Saigon' Photographer: Mike Roberts. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9569  
14/2/16 'Young Vietnamese lady wearing the traditional dress of Viet-Nam the "Ao Dai"' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9570  
14/2/17 'Scene in rural Viet-Nam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9573  
14/2/18 'Horse drawn carriage on the way to market with produce grown in the Vietnam countryside' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9679  
14/2/19 'High school girls cycling their way to class - they wear the traditional dress called "Ao Dai"' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9683 (2 copies)  
14/2/20 'Young Vietnamese lady wearing the traditional dress of Viet-Nam the "Ao Dai"' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9685  
14/2/21 'Women selling produce in Saigon market - two baskets supported by a pole is called "Don Ganh"' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9686  
14/2/22 Saigon, Paris of the Orient Photographer: Mike Roberts. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9861  
14/2/23 Aerial of Saigon Photographer: James Pickerell, Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9862  
14/2/24 South Vietnamese women unloading boats at Da Nang Knobel photo. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9863  
14/2/25 'Saigon market' Photographer: Mike Roberts. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9864  
14/2/26 Resort town of Vung Tau (Cap St Jacques), South Viet-Nam Photographer: Jon Woolridge. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9865  
14/2/27 Buddhist statues at Hue Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9867  
14/2/28 'Vietnamese market - Saigon' Photographer: Mike Roberts. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9869  
14/2/29 'Interior of CaoDai Temple near Tay Ninh' Knobel photo. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9870  
14/2/30 'Garden scene at Da Lat in the high country' Knobel photo. Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9871  
14/2/31 'Sidewalk vendor, Saigon' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9872 (2 copies)
14/2/32 'Ancient temple, South Viet-Nam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC9874 (2 copies)  
14/2/33 'View of Nha Trang, South Viet Nam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10197  
14/2/34 'Street scene in Dalat, South Viet Nam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10198  
14/2/35 'Perfume river in Hue, South Vietnam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10199  
14/2/36 'Small fishing village on the edge of Nha Trang, South Viet Nam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10200  
14/2/37 'Overlooking the Imperial City in Hue, South Viet Nam. One of the gates in the foreground. The flag at the right rear indicates the main entrance' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10201  
14/2/38 'Fishing village near Nha Trang, South Viet Nam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10202  
14/2/39 Perfume river in Hue (background) and a small canal leading it to where all the junks tie up, South Viet Nam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10203  
14/2/40 'Waterfront at the seaport of Da Nang, South Vietnam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10204  
14/2/41 'Road leading into Pleiku, South Viet Nam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10205 (2 copies)  
14/2/42 Fisherman near Quang Ngai pulls in his nets. The shells on the rope are to scare the fish into his nets as he shakes the rope in pulling the net to shore, South Viet Nam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10206  
14/2/43 'Qui Nhon' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10207  
14/2/44 'Fishing boats in the harbour at Qui Nhon, South Viet Nam Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10208  
14/2/45 'Horse cart in Pleiku, South Viet Nam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10209 (2 copies)  
14/2/46 'Typical terrain shot along the coastal plain near Qui Nhon, South Viet Nam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10210  
14/2/47 'Typical hamlet in a rice paddy area. Houses widely separated and surrounded by trees. Fields surround the hamlet. Shot taken between Qui Nhon and An Khe, South Viet Nam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10211  
14/2/48 'Beach scene at Nha Trang, South Viet Nam' Produced by Asia Pacific Color Productions Ltd, Hong Kong, Card No SC10212  
14/2/49 'South Vietnam : its people, cities, land, religions' Letter card containing 11 pictorial scenes of Vietnam. Produced by Colourpicture, Boston, Massachussets  

SERIES 15: Philately

Description: This series consists of items associated with postage produced by Australia, America and South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Subseries 1: Australia

Description: This collection consists of postage paraphernalia used for Australian forces in Vietnam.

File Title/Description Notes
15/1/1 'Australian Defence Forces postage stamps' Empty packet which contained ten x 5 cent stamps  
15/1/2 'Parcel post label : from Brisbane to Saigon via Sydney and Honolulu' Label used to attach to parcels being posted to servicemen in Vietnam  
15/1/3 2 envelopes "Air Mail - Australian Forces, Vietnam", unused. (PUB01177)  

Subseries 2: America

Description: This collection consists of postage stationary produced for the United States Armed forces for the use of soldiers serving in Vietnam.

File Title/Description Notes
15/2/1 'United States Armed Forces - Vietnam' Packet of envelopes used by American forces in Vietnam. Front of the envelope has a map of Vietnam in the bottom left hand corner and inscribed 'United States Armed Forces - Vietnam' (2 packets)

Subseries 3: South Vietnam

Description: This collection consists of postage stationary produced by the Republic of Vietnam.

File Title/Description Notes
15/3/1 X-ray envelope from Bien Hoa Hospital, dated 16 October, 1969 and signed by Jennifer Dyason. (PUB00779)  

 

Subseries 4: New Zealand

Description: This collection consists of postage paraphernalia used for New Zealand forces in Vietnam.

 

File Title/Description Notes
15/4/1 New Zealand Forces postage stamp on a small piece of yellow paper, possibly from an envelope. Dated 22 FEB 1971.  (PUB03254)

 

 

SERIES 16: Posters

Description: This series consists of posters relating to the Vietnam war. The items were produced in Australia, though publishers and dates of production are unknown. The material details regiments involved in particular operations, and depict images of soldiers and military engagements during the war.

Subseries 1: Australia

Description: This collection includes Australian produced posters with information on regiments involved in particular operations, and include images of soldiers and military vehicles.

File Title/Description Notes
16/1/1 'Untitled poster' Reproduction of a pencil/charcoal sketch relating to the Vietnam War. Scene at Luscombe airport. Maker and date unknown Housed in Oversize box  
16/1/2 'Untitled poster' Reproduction of a pencil/charcoal sketch relating to the Vietnam War. Image of an Australian soldier. Maker and date unknown  
16/1/3 'Untitled poster' Reproduction of a pencil/charcoal sketch relating to the Vietnam War. Australian soldiers sitting on a tank. Maker and date unknown  
16/1/4 'Untitled poster' Reproduction of a pencil/charcoal sketch relating to the Vietnam War. View of a machine gun pit showing a machine gun and ammunition boxes. Maker and date unknown  
16/1/5 'Untitled poster' Reproduction of a pencil/charcoal sketch relating to the Vietnam War. Formation of helicopters coming in to land. Maker and date unknown  
16/1/6 'Honour Roll: RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam and No 35 Squadron RAAF' 69.5 x 98.5 cm. 2 copies (PUB00795 and PUB00910)  
16/1/7 'Honour Roll: RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam and No 35 Squadron RAAF' Same as 16/1/6 except 29.5 x 42 cm. 2 copies (PUB00796 and PUB00911)  

SERIES 17: Unpublished material

Description: This series is a collection of general memoirs, manuscripts, and presentations relating to service during the from the Vietnam War.

File Title/Description Notes
17/1/1 CD-ROM with 49 scanned photographs and 4 Word documents relating to the service of Leading Aircraftsman David Eddy in Malaya and Thailand from 1966-1968. Included are the memoirs of David Eddy, Vittorio Carbone at the RAAF airbases Butterworth and Ubon and information about 79 Squadron. The photographs are mainly scenic photos from 1966-68, some featuring servicemen. Eight have captions. 5 photographs depict the restored CA-27 Avon Sabre aircraft, dated 14.05.05 (oversize box)  
17/1/2 Power point presentation titled "Recovery missions at Ngok Tavak and Observation Post 2, Kham Duc, Quang Nam Province, Socialist Republic of Vietnam". Presented by the US Military Forensic Team 2005, JPAC F-Team, RT-5 Vietnam (82nd JFA) (oversize box)  
17/1/3 Biography of US Army Major Ellis W Williamson. 4 pages of typed script (oversized folder)  

SERIES 18: Ephemera relating to the service of individuals

Description: This series consists of ephemera collections of items relating to the service of individuals.

Subseries 1: Private C.H. McQuillan (service number: 54677)

Description: This collection consists of items relating to the service of Pte C.H. McQuilla, and includes travel rest and recuperation ephemera.

File Title/Description Notes
18/1/1

Movement order for Pte. C.H. McQuillan, from Saigon to Hong Kong on the 22nd October 1965, and return from Hong Kong to Saigon on the 27th October 1965, for the purpose of rest and recuperation. (oversize folder)

 
18/1/2

Qantas Empire Airways passenger ticket, charter rate, Richmond to Saigon, 7 Jun 1965 for Pte C H McQuillan. (oversize folder)

 
18/1/3

Boarding Card for Pte. C.H Mcquillan, created from a 4 x 6 inch Index card, these were worn in Pugaree of the slouch hat when boarding the plane and indicated a soldiers Number, rank, initials and seat no.(oversize folder)

 

Subseries 2: Sapper Jon D. Fuller (service number: 2791279)

Description: This collection consists of ephemera relating to the service of Sapper Jon D. Fuller.

the Blue Mountains Vietnam Veterans & Associated Forces Inc.

File Title/Description Notes
18/2/1 Army Driving Licence, issued in 1970 during Jon Fuller's Vietnam tour.  
18/2/2 Invitation to Jon Fuller from Morris Iemma MP, for a reception held in honour of Vietnam Veterans at Government House, Sydney, on Sunday 11 September 2005.  
18/2/3 Certificate awarded to Jon Fuller for contributing to Australia's effort in the Vietnam War, signed by the Prime Minister Hon John Howard MP and the Minister for Veterans' Affairs Hon Bruce Scott MP.  
18/2/4 'HC 723 Squadron' Sticker produced for the HC 723 Squadron which was part of the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RANHFV) 1967-1971 (duplicate of item 13/1/17)  
18/2/5 Programme for the 30th Anniversary Memorial Service held on Sunday 9 June 1996, at Holsworthy.  
18/2/6 Programme for the Memorial Day held on Sunday 19 August 2001, at the Springwood War Memorial. Day hosted by the Blue Mountains Vietnam Veterans & Associated Forces Inc.  
18/2/7 Programme for the Memorial Day held on Sunday 19 August 2001, at the Springwood War Memorial. Day hosted by  

Subseries 3: Tony Mundy

Description: This collection consists of ephemera relating to Tony Mundy's work as a freelance cameraman in the Vietnam region. Munday worked for BBC, NBC, Australia's ABC and other news organisations.

File Title/Description Notes
18/3/1

Saigon Officer's Club Card. Card no. 005700

 
18/3/2

The Bao Chi Press Card. Photo identity card no. I085. The card is in Vietnamese.


18/3/3

Press Card. Identity card with photo issued by the United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. Card no. 579.

 
18/3/4

MACV Identification/Privilege Card. Identity card with photo issued by the United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. Card no. 073099.

 
18/3/5

United States of America Department of Defense Noncombatant's Certificate of Identity. Card no. 095441. (1 copy)

 

 

 

Subseries 4: Donald Richard Barnby (Service Number: 217585; Trooper)

Description: This collection consists of items relating to the service of Donald Richard Barnby, and includes pin-ups and field note book.

File Title/Description Notes
18/4/1

Field message and notebook - Australian army issue, reprinted 1970.  Inside cover is handwritten note "217584 TPR Barnby, 2SQN SAS Regt, NUI DAT, SVN 1971. (PUB 01173)

 
18/4/2

Plastic, green photo album with Barnby in marker on front.  Sleeve contents have been emptied and re-housed in mylar.  These items are labeled 1 - 45 and include operating signals, instructions and pin-ups cut out of magazines. (PUB01175)



 

Subseries 5: Ian McDougall (Service Number: 4717396)

Description: This collection consists of items relating to the service of Cpl. I.A. McDougall, and includes ephemera relating to his time in 5 RAR.

File Title/Description Notes
18/5/1

Christmas and New Years Greetings. Christmas greetings card from Lt. General Nguyen Van-Thieu. [PUB01586]

 
18/5/2

Christmas Menu. Menu for 5 RAR christmas dinner 1966. [PUB01587]


18/5/3

Headquarters Australian Armee Force Vietnam. Humorous letter relating to expectations of vietnam returnees, signed off by G.I.M. Nervous. [PUB015890]

 
18/5/4

Tigers Tales. Tigers Tales edition 1, 10 Septembet 1966. Contains article about Long Tan. [PUB01591]

 
18/5/5

Nine Rules. Small leaflet detailing nine rules for australian forces in Vietnam. [PUB01592]

 
18/5/6

Le Papier ce Pue. Newsletter produced at Nui Dat. 19 September 1966. [PUB01590]

 
18/5/7

Ration Cards and Newspaper Clipping. Ration cards issued to Cpl. McDougall, and newspaper clipping relating to 5 RAR. [PUB01585]

 
18/5/8

Nui Dat. Poem collected by cpl. McDougall  relating to D Company 5 RAR. [PUB01588]

 
18/5/9

The Saga of ALSG. Poem subtitled "To be sung swingfuly, but with feeling to the tune of Wild colonial Boy". [PUB01588]

 

 

Subseries 6: Major John Philip Hunter (Service Number: 26600)

Description: This collection consists of items relating to the service of John Philip Hunter, and includes ephemera and certificates relating to his service in Vietnam.

 

File Title/Description Notes
18/6/1

US Government Motor Vehicle Operator's Identification Card. US Army driver's licence issued to John P. Hunter, 1 January 1970.[PUB02757]

 
18/6/2

The Line Haul Certificate</title> Certificate awarded to Major John P. Hunter, by Headquaters 1st Logistical Command 'for exceptional performance of hazardous duty in Line Haul combat support operations during the period 12 January 1969 to 12 January 1970' [PUB02760].


18/6/3

Certificate awarding honorary membership of the 54th Transportation Battalion, US Army, to John Hunter. Awarded 6 January 1970.[PUB02761]

 
18/6/4

Honorary Membership 8th Transportation Group (MT). Certificate awarding honorary membership of the 8th Transportation Group to Major John P. Hunter. Awarded 9 January 1970. In white PVC folder. [PUB02759]

 
18/6/5

Convoy Operations in a Counter Insurgency Situation. Paper written by Major J.P. Hunter, 1 June 1970. [PUB02758]

 

 

Subseries 7: Second Lietenant Malcolm Bruce Meadows (Service Number: 216746)

Description: This collection consists of items relating to the service of Malcolm Bruce Meadows as Officer Commanding 1 Platoon A Company 1st Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR), South Vietnam 1968-1969.

 

File Title/Description Notes
18/7/1

Forget me not in Vietnam. Small, 36 page album containing orders cards, calendars and abbrevations cards. [RC11456]

 

 

 

 

 

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