Biography

Birth date: 02 January 1937
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Final rank: Lieutenant
Service number: 350575 - Vietnam, 1962-1975

Bruce Fletcher was born in Melbourne in 1937. He studied at Prahan College of Advanced Educated and privately under William Dargie, who had been an official war artist during the Second World War. Fletcher was the first of two official war artists appointed during the Vietnam War.

The Memorial first decided to appoint artists for Vietnam in July 1965, but Fletcher did not arrive there until March 1967. The delay was caused by a number of problems, including the need to draw up a shortlist of suitable artists, the decline of a commission by the Memorial's first choice Ray Crooke, and the requirement of the artists to undergo the same rigorous jungle warfare training as combat troops. The increasing unpopularity of the war was another factor.

Fletcher carried out his commission between February and September 1967. He returned to work for the Memorial again in 1970, when he executed a large commemorative painting of the Battle of Long Tan.

Fletcher worked mainly in fibre-tipped pen, though he did produce a number of oil paintings while in Vietnam. Only a few days after arriving he was badly injured when a captured Viet Cong weapon accidentally discharged on board a RAAF flight between Saigon and Vung Tau. Fletcher thus spent much of his tour in the hospital ward at Vung Tau, where he set about drawing the activities of the personnel at the base. His work includes quick sketches of tents and equipment and portraits of known and unknown sitters performing daily duties. In a series of oil portraits Fletcher portrayed soldiers kitted out and engaged in a variety of army duties. These were intended to show "types" of soldiers; the sitters may not always have performed the duties depicted.

After the Vietnam War Fletcher turned increasingly to portraiture and has received many commissions. He has been a lecturer at the Caulfield Institute of Technology and now lives in Melbourne.

Rolls and Awards

Collection Items

Art

Mad Mike again! (Sergeant Michael Coleridge)

Portrait of 4410230 Sergeant Michael 'Mad Mike' Coleridge, Vung Tau, Vietnam. An Army Public Relations photographer, Fletcher has painted Coleridge crouched in the grass with a Bell and Howell Filmo 70DR 16mm movie camera. Coleridge served in Vietnam from 19 November 1966 to 21 November 1967.

ART28506

Sketchbook containing 3 pages of drawings of figures

Sketchbook of 6 leaves, containing three pages of drawings and artist's notes, in light grey paper-covered boards with black linen binding.

ART45000

2nd Field Ambulance ward

A doctor and patient playing a game of scrabble in ward 2 of the 2nd Field Ambulance Hospital, Vietnam.

ART45000.001

Letter from home

A patient sitting on a hospital bed whilst reading a letter from home, his head partially obscured by a saline bag. A rolled up tarpaulin from the tent ceiling is shown just above him, and his boots are stowed beneath the bed.

ART45000.002

Sketch of a figure

Partial sketch of a male figure showing upper body and head.

ART45000.003

Sketchbook containing 3 pages of drawings of figures; verso: sketch of a head

Sketchbook of 8 leaves, containing three pages of drawings and artist's notes, in light grey paper-covered boards with black linen binding. Verso: Sketch of a head wearing a hat, with artist's notes listing art materials.

ART45001

Portrait study

Portrait of an unidentified male.

ART45001.001

Two figures

Sketch of two male figures inspecting a fence post.

ART45001.002

Work party, 2nd Field Ambulance

Sketch of several members of a 2nd Field Ambulance working party standing with shovels in hand, Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART45001.003

Sketchbook containing 4 pages of drawings of troops and vehicles

Sketchbook of 8 leaves, containing five pages of drawings (one on back of cover), in light grey paper-covered boards with black linen binding. Cover verso: Rough sketch of two men standing atop boiling cookpots emitting curls of steam and other debris. One of the men holds a ladle in his hand, and...

ART45002

Field ambulance vehicles

Two four wheel drive field ambulance vehicles parked outside a signposted tent, probably at the 2nd Field Ambulance hospital.

ART45002.001

Figure sketches

Three partial sketches of figures; two of the upper body of a male from the back, and one of standing legs in profile.

ART45002.002

Six sketches of male figure

Six partial sketches of male figures shown from various angles. The figure at upper right nonchalantly stands holding a cup with his hand on his hip, and beneath him a uniformed officer appears to be taking notes.

ART45002.003

Jeep

Sketch of a parked army jeep with tarp-covered rear passenger area.

ART45002.004

Sketchbook containing one drawing of Australian soldiers in a tent, Vietnam; inside back cover: Sheep

Sketchbook of five leaves containing one drawing, in spirally bound yellow cardboard front covers, and plain back cover. The inside back cover has a drawing of a sheep.

ART45003

verso: Australian soldiers in a tent, Vietnam

Verso: Figures of two Australian soldiers in a tent, Vietnam.

ART45003.001

Sketchbook containing three pages of drawings of figures and a face

Sketchbook of three leaves, containing three pages of drawings of Vietnamese figure and a Vietnamese girl's face, in spiral- bound yellow cardboard front cover, and plain back cover.The back cover has a drawing of buildings and a map.

ART45004

Head of a Vietnamese girl

Portrait of a young Vietnamese girl. The inscriptions on the verso regarding John Pepperdine do not match the darwing; rather they refer to a drawing that has been removed from the sketchbook.

ART45004.001

Sketches of a Vietnamese figure wearing a hat; verso: Four studies of a Vietnamese figure wearing a hat

Four sketches of a Vietnamese figure wearing a hat. Verso: Four studies of a Vietnamese figure wearing a hat.

ART45004.002

Sketchbook containing two pages of drawings of hospital equipment and a soldier

Sketchbook of three leaves, containing two pages of drawings of hospital equipment and a soldier, in spiral- bound yellow cardboard front cover, and plain back cover.The back cover has sketches of a bird's head and a person's foot.

ART45005

Hospital equipment and lights

Hospital equipment and four lights.

ART45005.001

Figure of a soldier with rifle

Standing figure of a soldier with rifle seen from the side.

ART45005.002

Sketchbook covers

Sketchbook covers: yellow spiral-bound cardboard front cover and plain back cover. Inside back cover has a drawing of a map of Australia and the War Memorial building. Back cover has a drawing of a person's foot.

ART45006

Sketchbook containing six pages of drawings of figures, faces, and a tent

Sketchbook of four leaves containing six pages of drawings of figures, faces and a tent, in spiral- bound yellow cardboard front cover, and plain back cover.The inside of the front cover has sketches of a person's foot and a figure lying on its side.

ART45007

Two figures of Vietnamese women,Vung Tau, Vietnam

Two figures of Vietnamese women, one bent over possibly gardening, in Vung Tau, Vietnam. The verso inscription ('Rain, Vung Tau, sergeants mess') does not match the drawing on the recto.

ART45007.001

Portrait of an American nurse; verso: Sketches of four figures

Portrait of an American nurse, with an additional small rough sketch of a face at lower right. Verso: Rough sketches of four figures.

ART45007.002

Two figures; verso: Three heads

Two studies of Australian soldiers. Verso: Three studies of heads.

ART45007.003

Hut, Vietnam

A soldier's hut in Vietnam.

ART45007.004

Hoochie in the jungle

A soldier seated in a hoochie (a form of personal encampment) in the jungle in Vietnam.

ART40411

Hoochie in the jungle

A hoochie, or form of personal encampment, in the jungle in Vietnam.

ART40412

Hoochie at Pig Hill, 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR), Vietnam

An Australian soldier from 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) in a camp in tropical vegetation on Pig Hill in Vietnam.

ART40413

Men running to receive a badly wounded soldier from a landing helicopter

Figures of four ambulance men from the 2nd Field Ambulance running across the helipad to receive a badly injured soldier just brought in by helicopter to Vung Tau in Vietnam on 7 April 1967.

ART40414

2nd Field Ambulance bringing in a badly wounded soldier, Vung Tau, 7 April 1967; verso: Helicopter

A group of ambulance men from 2nd Field Ambulance carrying a badly wounded soldier. The soldier has jsut been brought in by helicopter to the helipad at Vung Tau in Vietnam on 7 April 1967. Verso: Small sketch of a helicopter.

ART40415

Awaiting casualties, 'Doc' Neale, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tai, 6 April 1967

Standing figure of Doctor Neale from the 2nd Field Ambulance, wearing shorts, waiting for casualties to arrive in Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART40416

Private J.G. Leckie, transport driver, 8th Field Ambulance

Portrait of seated Private Joseph Gallagher Leckie 311310 drawing at a desk. Leckie was a transport driver in the 8th Field Ambulance and patient in Ward 4.

ART40417

Medical assistant Phil Hay, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, 6 April 1967

Portrait of Private Phil Hay, medical assistant in the 2nd Field Ambulance, at Vung Tau, Vietnam, 6 April 1967.

ART40418

Private B Wade ('Magoo'), medical assistant, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau

Portrait of regular soldier, Private Brian Leslie 'Magoo' Wade, medical assistant, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART40419

Private G Wilson, Medical Orderly, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, 6 April 1967

Portrait of Private G. Wilson, Medical Orderly, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam, 6h April 1967. Wilson is wearing an open-necked shirt.

ART40420

'Q' store, Vung Tau, 7 April 1967

Ambulance from 8 Field Ambulance at hospital's 'Q' store, Vung Tau, 7th April 1967; view of the hospital from the 'S' Ward.

ART40421

Ambulance, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau

An ambulance at lower left from the 2nd Field Ambulance in Vung Tau, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam. Sketches of two figures upper right and lower right, the lower one of a Vietnamese civilian.

ART40422

Sergeants' mess, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, April 1967

The sergeants' mess tent, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam in April 1967. Wooden steps lead up to other tents in the background; a sketchy figure is seen at lower right.

ART40423

Sergeant Philip Frederick Armitt

Portrait of Sergeant Philip Frederick Armitt from the 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. He was a patient at the 8th Field Ambulance in Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART40424

8th Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam

View of hospital facilities at the 8th Australian Field Ambulance in Vung Tau, Vietnam; air-borne helicopter in upper right background.

ART40425

Wounded Viet Cong, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau

The 2nd wounded Viet Cong patient lying on a hospital in the 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam; studies of two heads at upper right and lower left.

ART40426

upper image: A face in pain, Viet Cong patient; lower image: Little Vietnamese woman cleaning brass shell case

upper image: A face in pain, Viet Cong patient, 2nd Field Ambulance; lower image: Vietnamese woman cleaning shell case, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART40427

A captain visiting one of his men, 2nd Field Ambulance

Back view of a captain talking with one of his men (figure unseen) in 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART40429

Having a quiet smoke, visiting time, 2nd Field Ambulance,14 April 1967

Two men smoking during visiting time, 14 April 1967, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART40430

Passing the time, 2nd Field Ambulance, 14 April 1967, Vung Tau, Vietnam

Australian soldier in 2nd Field Ambulance passing the time by reading a book lying on a stretcher in Vung Tau, Vietnam; a hammock or a mosquito net is stretched out in the background.

ART40431

Vietnamese cleaner, 14 April 1967

A Vietnamese female cleaner, seen from behind, holding a pole, Vietnam, 14 April 1967; study for a head in left profile upper left, and study for a seated figure, hand on chin, centre left.

ART40432

Outside 8th Field Ambulance, Regimental Aid Post

Five figure studies of soldiers in the 8th Field Ambulance, Regimental Aid Post, Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART40433

'Charging' tent, 8th Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam

Tents at 8th Field Ambulance, Australian Logistics Support (ALSG) base, Vung Tau, Vietnam, where soldiers were charged with various military misdemeanours.

ART40434

Tents on sandhill

Encampment of tents on a sandhill in Vietnam.

ART40435

Ward sergeant

Figure of a ward sergeant seated at a desk in left profile; two head studies at right.

ART40436

Staff sergeant writing reports, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam

Portrait of a senior sergeant of the 2nd Field Ambulance in left profile seated at a desk writing reports in Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART40437

Awaiting admission, 2nd Field Ambulance

Figure of a seated soldier awaiting admission in the 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART40438

Commanding Officer's office, and digger, Vung Tau, Vietnam

A Commanding Officer's office in right background and soldier at centre.

ART40439

Awaiting return to Australia, Warrant Officer Churchin

Portrait of Warrant Officer William John Churchin, from the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), adviser to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), waiting at 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, for a return flight to Australia. Churchin is seated with his arms folded.

ART40440

Warrant Officer Noel Tinning, Medical Adviser, Vung Tau, 5 April 1967

Portrait of Warrant Officer Noel Edward Tinning BEM, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), medical adviser to Army of Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), Vung Tau, Vietnam, 5 April 1967. Fletcher describes Tinning as 'the man who rendered immediate medical service to B. Fletcher when [he was] shot...

ART40441

Visiting public relations officer in Vung Tau, Vietnam, 30th March 1967

Left profile portrait of a visiting public relations officer in Vung Tau, Vietnam, and three pencil studies for the head.

ART40442

Tents in rubber plantation, 7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, Nui Dat, Vietnam

Large tent in the 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment lines within the Australian task force base at Nui Dat, Vietnam.

ART40443

Tent corner Nui Dat

Sandbags stacked around tents in 7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment camp in rubber plantation at Nui Dat, Vietnam.

ART40444

Repairing armoured personnel carrier, Nui Dat; verso: 'Alfie' armoured personnel carrier, Nui Dat

A repair fitter's vehicle is on the right, and an armoured personnel carrier (APC) being repaired on the left. The APC is shown with the front left drive sprocket removed and visible to the left of the soldier. The APC has the trim vane extended. The vechicle is equipped with an Aircraft Armaments...

ART40445

Armoured personnel carrier, 3 Cavalry Regiment, 1 APC Squadron, Nui Dat; verso: Armoured personnel carriers, Nui Dat

Two men standing beside an armoured personnel carrier (APC), 3 Cavalry Regiment, 1 APC Squadron, Nui Dat; verso: Two sketches of armoured personnel carriers.

ART40447

Armoured personnel carriers (APCs) of Light Aid Detachment; verso: sketch of armoured personnel carrier

Two armoured personnel carriers (APCs) of Light Aid Detachment, at Nui Dat, Vietnam, at the Australian task force base; helicopter overhead at right.

ART40448

Two armoured personnel carriers (APCs), Light Aid Detachment, Nui Dat, Vietnam

Two armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from the Light Aid Detachment, one being refuelled, at Nui Dat; one figure at right; three others on the carrier and a small shelter for petrol tank and gas cylinders at left.

ART40449

Destroyed armoured personnel carrier, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Nui Dat, Vietnam

Wrecked armoured personnel carrier (APC) from 3 Cavalry Regiment, Royal Australian Army, near Royal Corps of Australian Elecrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) Light Aid Detachment workshop, Nui Dat, Vietnam; banana plantation in background; helicopter upper left.

ART40450

8th Field Ambulance 'Boozer'

A large army tent used as a canteen, surrounded by rubber trees. Figures of men from the 8th Field Ambulance, 4th Detachment, Nui Dat, Vietnam, seated at tables inside the tent.

ART40451

Iroquois helicopter, Nui Dat, 21 May 1967

B model Iroquois helicopter landed on helipad, Nui Dat, Vietnam on 21 May 1967.

ART40452

Dead Viet Cong youth, 15 -17 years old, 5 May 1967

Dead Viet Cong youth, aged 15 to 17 years old, at the 8th Field Ambulance, Nui Dat, Vietnam, 5 May 1967. He was one of two brothers killed in action. This boy used a single shot rifle.

ART40453

Tent of 'Jack the Quack', Nui Dat, Vietnam

Encampment of the 8th Field Ambulance surrounded by sandbags, used as quarters for Medical Officer 2146748 Captain Jack Blomley in Nui Dat, Vietnam. Blomley was known affectionately as 'Jack the Quack from Nui Dat'. Fletcher has described this as 'Medical evacuation heli-pad, Nui Dat, Ho Chi Minhs'...

ART40455

'Possum' helicopter, medical evacuation helipad, Nui Dat

A Sioux and an Iroquois helicopter on the ground at Nui Dat with an Iroquois helicopter in the air, medical evacuation helipad, Nui Dat, Vietnam.

ART40456

Two engineers brought in suffering shock after mine accident, day after Ho Chi Minh's birthday, 20 May 1967

Two engineers, suffering shock after a mine accident, being brought in by helicopter for medical assistance on 20 May 1967, the day after Ho Chi Minh's birthday. The secondary inscription on the verso of the sheet reads: 'Tents in amongst the rubber, Nui Dat, 21st 2 days after Ho's birthday',...

ART40457

Tents in rubber plantation

Tents occupied by the 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) set up in a rubber plantation at the Task Force base in Nui Dat, Vietnam; walls are sandbagged.

ART40458

Lac, a Montagnard shepherd boy; verso: Duc Thanh architecture

Lac, a Montagnard shepherd boy in Duc Thanh, Vietnam; other Vietnamese figures seated in left background. Verso: Buildings in Duc Thanh, Vietnam.

ART40459

Duc Thanh bunker; verso: Three soldiers with rifles

A soldier standing next to a wooden bunker in Duc Thanh district, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam. Verso: Sketch of three soldiers with rifles.

ART40461

Army Republic of Vietnam soldiers, Duc Thanh compound, Vietnam

Heads and figures of seven Vietnam soldiers from the Army Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), Duc Thanh compound, Vietnam.

ART40462

Take-off at Duc Thanh; verso: Hut

An Iroquois helicopter, with tail tipped upwards to increase the downward thrust, taking off from Duc Thanh helipad. Caught in the wave of dust created by the departing helicopter, a group of figures are crouching on the tarmac below. Two other helicopters are on the helipad behind them. Verso:...

ART40463

Outpost at Duc Thanh; verso: Vietnamese girl

An outpost, fortified with timber defences, sandbags and barbed wire entaglements, situated on Route 2 at the Duc Thanh Military Base. Verso: portrait of a young Vietnamese girl, possibly named Khong Thi Luong, sitting with her legs crossed and eyes downcast.

ART40464

Observation tower at a US base, Duc Thanh, Phuoc Tuy Province

Timber-constructed observation tower at a US base DucThanh, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam. An American flag flies at the entrance to the base.

ART40466

Thi Nguyen Phuoc, Army Republic of Vietnam interpreter

Portrait of Thi Nguyen Phuoc, Army Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) interpreter.

ART40467

James Richard Creber, Australian Bombardier, 4th Field Regiment, Vietnam; Sketch of a soldier

Portrait of James Richard Creber, Bombardier. Creber served in the 4th Field Regiment in Vietnam. Verso: Sketch of a soldier.

ART40468

Geoffrey George Kirby, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam

Portrait in left profile, of 2782689 Gunner (?) Geoffrey George Kirby, 4th Field Regiment in Vietnam. Kirby is speaking on a radio set.

ART40469

Private Greaves seen from behind

Portrait of Private Greaves, 'Delta' Company, 7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR), Forward Control Signals, in Nui Dat, Vietnam, carrying a PRC 25 radio set on his back.

ART40470

Private Greaves

Portrait of Private Greaves of Delta Company, 7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, Nui Dat, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam. Greaves has an AN PRC 25 set on his back.

ART40471

Figures of seven soldiers

Figures of seven soldiers building a bunker.

ART40473

Waiting for 'dustoff' chopper bringing casualties, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, 6 April 1967

A medical team from the 2nd Field Abulance waiting for the 'dustoff' chopper to arrive at the Vung Tau helipad in Vietnam. A 'dustoff' chopper is a medical evacuation helicopter. The figure on the extreme right holds a stretcher to carry patients to the hospital. A miniature sketch at upper left.

ART40474

Portrait of Private John Pepperdine

Private John Michael Pepperdine, 3788268, from the 1st Field Regiment, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam.

ART40475

Montagnard woman accidentally shot by New Zealand troops, Hi Chi Minh's birthday 19 May 1967; verso: Montagnard woman accidentally killed by new Zealand troops

Dead figure of a Montagnard woman lying on the ground, accidentally shot by New Zealand troops on Ho Chi Minh's birthday, 19 May 1967, in Nui Dat, Vietnam. Verso: Sketch of dead figure of a Montagnard woman lying on the ground, accidentally shot by New Zealand troops on Ho Chi Minh's birthday, 19...

ART40476

Bringing in the body of accidentally-shot Montagnard woman, Ho Chi Minh's birthday

Two Australian soldiers carrying the dead body of Montagnard woman on a stretcher. The woman had been accidentally shot by New Zealand troops. A UH1D Iroquois helicopter waits to take the body back to base; a UX helicopter hovers in the background.

ART40477

Removing wheel of an armoured personnel carrier APC

Four Australian soldiers removing the wheel of an armoured personnel carrier (APC. Study of fcarrier (APC) (not visible).

ART40478

'A' Company mess; verso: Three heads

Members of the 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment in 'A' Company mess tent, Nui Da, Vietnam. Verso: Studies of three heads.

ART40479

Headquarters Support Company, Nui Nghe, Vietnam

Infantry signaller of Headquarters Support Company on a hill just outside base area.

ART40480

7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR), Operation'Ballarat', August 1967

161 Reconnaisance Flight, Light Observation Sioux helicopter in support of the 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR), on Landing Zone at Nui Nghe, a hill just outside base area during Operation 'Ballarat', August 1967.

ART40481

Intelligence officer briefing

An intelligence officer conducting a briefing under a hoochie in the jungle. The officer seated at left is taking notes whille another person uses a pointer to indicate a position on the map laid out in front of him.

ART40482

A rock-protected hoochy, Nui Nghe, Vietnam

A 'hoochy' or trench for living in, protected by rocks and foliage at Nui Nghe, Vietnam.

ART40483

Command Post at Nui Nghe during Operation Ballarat, August 1967

Members of 7 Battalion Headquarters, Royal Australian Regiment, in tents at Nui Nghe, Vietnam, during Operation Ballarat, August 1967.

ART40484

Operation Ballarat, Nui Nghe, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam

Australian signallers from 7Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Command Post on Nui Nghe during Operation Ballarat.

ART40485

Rain: sergeant's mess, Vung Tau

Group of tents in the rain,sergeants' mess, 8 Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART40486

Construction at Vung Tau; verso: Sketch of a head

A group of Vietnamese civilian labourers constructing buildings at a camp, possibly the Australian Logistics Support Group (ALSG) base in Vung Tau, Vietnam. The labourers are gathered in the foreground where the foundations of a building have been laid, and behind them are several long barracks...

ART40487

Khau Thi Luong; verso: Landscape

Portrait of a young Vietnamese girl, possibly named Khau Thi Luong, with her hands clasped together. Verso: Sketch of a building and sentry post at a camp in Vietnam.

ART40488

Vietnamese mother and child

Portrait of a Vietnamese mother holding her child.

ART40489

My Phuong (Beautiful dragon); verso: Helicopter arriving at a helipad

Standing figure of a young Vietnamese girl. Verso: Helicopter landing at an airstrip; figures of soldiers awaitingn its arrival.

ART40490

Tuong (wall); verso: Lines

Portrait of a Vietnamese boy. Verso: Vertical lines and water marks.

ART40491

Dung (useful)

Standing figure of Dung, a young Vietnamese boy.

ART40492

Young Vietnamese girl; verso: Figure near ladder

Figure of a young Vietnamese girl. Verso: Figure standing near a ladder.

ART40493

Vietnamese children; verso: Lines

Portrait of two Vietnamese children standing together; the girl smiling and the boy holding his hand to his mouth.

ART40494

Bui Thi Bich Huong (Perfume), a VIietnamese girl; verso: Lines

Portrait of Bui Thi Bich Huong (Perfume), a young Vietnamese girl, hands clasped. Verso: Lines.

ART40495

Bui Chi Bieh Huong, Vietnamese girl (Perfume)

Figure of a Vietnamese girl in a seated position with her hands on her thighs. She is called Bui Chi Bieh Huong, possibly translated as Perfume.

ART40496

Le Hong Son, a Vietnamese boy

Portrait of a young Vietnamese boy, Le Hong Son, seated with right hand at his mouth.

ART40497

Vietnamese children

Study of a Vietnamese boy and girl.

ART40498

Bui Thi Bich Huong, a Vietnamese girl

Portrait of a young Vietnamese girl sitting on the ground with her legs crossed.

ART40499

Vietnamese man

Portrait of a Vietnamese man.

ART40500

Vietnamese man

Portrait of a young Vietnamese man wearing a hat.

ART40501

Vietnamese girl

Portrait of seated Vietnamese girl.

ART40502

Truong Van Nghe

Portrait of Truong Van Nghe.

ART40503

Vietnamese man

Portrait of a young Vietnamese man.

ART40504

Vietnamese mother and child

Portrait of a seated Vietnamese mother holding her child in her lap.

ART40505

Private Sean Burge

Portrait of 54943 Private Sean Louis Burge, Support Company, 7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR), Duc Thanh district, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam.

ART40506

Minh, a Vietnamese boy

Portrait of Minh, a Vietnamese boy.

ART40507

Checking for excess rice

A group of armed Australian soldiers, watched by a Vietnamese woman and two children at right, stand in shadow beneath the thatched roof of house as they check for excess rice. The troops conducted searches of Vietnamese dwellings and belongings to locate any excess rice or other items that could...

ART40508

Vietnamese girl

Portrait of a Vietnamese girl.

ART40509

Leong, a Vietnamese boy

Portrait of Leong, a Vietnamese boy wearing a hat.

ART40510

Vietnamese girl

Portrait of a Vietnamese girl.

ART40511

Confiscation of rice, Hoa Long, 18 August 1967

Three Australian soldiers inspecting a large sack of confiscated rice at Hoa Long, Vietnam on 18 August 1967. The troops conducted searches of Vietnamese dwellings and belongings to locate any excess rice or other items that could be used to assist the Viet Cong.

ART40512

Vietnamese boy holding pet sparrow; verso: Sketch

Portrait of a young Vietnamese boy holding a pet sparrow and twig. His father was among more than 250 Viet Cong killed in the battle of Long Tan on 18 August 1966. Verso: sketch.

ART40513

Clearing operation

A group of three Australian soldiers standing with a Vietnamese adult and child while carrying out a search of Hoa Long, near Nui Dat, home of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) in Vietnam.

ART40514

Viet Cong receiving treatment, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam

Viet Cong patient receiving treatment in hospital, April 1967, with the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, 2nd Field Ambulance in Vung Tau. There is a mosquito net above the bed and a glass (Soluvac) intravenous fluid bottle on a pole at the head of the bed. Serum and the Soluvac was the...

ART40515

Support Company, signallers, Nui Nghe, Vietnam

Two Australian signallers from Support Company working in Nui Nghe, Vietnam.

ART40516

Interpreter

Upper figure of a seated Vietnamese interpreter.

ART40517

A rocky jungle path

A rocky path through dense jungle in Vietnam.

ART40518

Pham Van Tan, a 14-year old Viet Cong boy

Portrait of Pham Van Tan, a14-year old Vietnamese boy, arrested as a confirmed member of the Viet Cong, at Hoa Long police station, Vietnam.

ART40519

Viet Cong caught with pamphlets and painting signs

Viet Cong soldier found with pamphlets and painting signs.

ART40520

Pham Van Xang, a 12-year old Viet Cong boy, Hoa Long police station

Portrait of Pham Van Xang, a 12-year old Viet Cong boy at Hoa Long police station following his arrest as a confirmed member of the Viet Cong.

ART40521

Nguyen Van Duoc, a Viet Cong boy (14 years)

Portrait of Nguyen Van Duoc, a 14 year old Vietnamese boy at Hoa Long police station following his arrest as a confirmed member of the Viet Cong. The artist noted that the subject had 'a good chance of being shot'.

ART40522

White mice, CP 7

Portrait of a member of the Vietnamese police, known as the 'white mice', in uniform.

ART40523

Duong, a Vietnamese boy (15 years)

Portrait of Duong, a 15 year old Vietnamese boy.

ART40524

Gateway of compound, Quang Tri

A lone guard at a sentry post located at the gateway to Quang Tri Province. Barrels, timber logs and barbed wire entanglements are visible at right.

ART40525

Bunker, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam

An Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) bunker in a Quang Tri Province compound used by Advisors to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. It was immediately south of the de-militarized zone, hence the height of the protective sandbags around the buildings. A Willys jeep stands in the...

ART40526

Buffalo boy, Quang Tri, August 1967

A Vietnamese buffalo boy and buffalo, Quang Tri, Vietnam, August 1967.

ART40527

A 'Jolly Green Giant', Quang Tri, August 67

A United States Sikorsky HH-3E 'Jolly Green Giant' helicopter on the helipad at Quang Tri, Vietnam; figures of troops at right. The artist has used the familiar term 'Jolly Green Giant'. The black fibre-tipped pen has faded to brown and the brown to reddish brown as a result of exposure to light...

ART40528

Quang Tri compound, August 1967

A compound in Quang Tri Province occupied by the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) advisers to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. The compound itself was south of the de-militarized zone, hence the height of the protective sandbags around observation tower and other installations.

ART40529

50 calibre machine guns inside bunker, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam

Sandbagged machine-gun bunkers with 50 calibre machine guns around the perimeter of the Australian Army Training Team (AATTV)'s compound south of the de-militarized zone.

ART40530

Bunker, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam

Sandbagged bunker, probably at the command base in a compound used by the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), who were advisors to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. The compound was immediately south of the de-militarized zone, hence the need for well defended positions and high...

ART40531

Loading personal belongings

Soldiers assisting Vietnamese families to load their belongings aboard the back of a truck during the resettlement of Slope 30. The resettlement programme was carried out in an attempt to identify and separate the Viet Cong from the local population.

ART40532

A bewildered tot and resettlement of Slope 30

Three sketches of a Vietnamese child, resettlement of Slope 30; central figure with back to viewer; three face studies on right.

ART40533

Waiting to move; resettlement Slope 30

A small Vietnamese boy seated on the ground with several bags of belongings during the resettlement of Slope 30. The resettlement programme was carried out in an attempt to identify and separate the Vietcong from the local population.

ART40534

Shifting personal belongings, resettlement of Slope 30

Back view of a truck carrying personal belongings during the resettlement of Slope 30 in Vietnam.

ART40535

Women preparing for the move, resettlement of Slope 30

A group of four Vietnamese women packing food and other belongings in preparation for their resettlement. The resettlement programme was carried out in an attempt to identify and separate the Vietcong from the local population. The artist noted that 'the Vietnamese were very distressed being moved...

ART40536

Waiting to move, resettlement of Slope 30

A small Vietnamese boy and dog standing beside a pile of pumpkins, a bag of rice and cooking equipment. The boy is among a group of Vietnamese families waiting to move from Slope 30, a Viet Cong controlled area in Phuoc Tuy Province, as part of a resettlement programme designed to identify and...

ART40537

Resettlement of Slope 30; verso: Sketch of a figure

Vietnamese moving their personal belongings into vehicles ready to be moved by the Australian Army during the resettlement of Slope 30.

ART40538

Resettlement of Slope 30

Two Australian soldiers holding rifles watches over a group of Vietnamese adults, children and animals as they gather belongings to be resettled from Slope 30 in Phuoc Tuy Province. Formerly controlled by the Viet Cong, the area of Slope 30 was used as a market garden to supply the troops. Villages...

ART40539

United States helicopter destroyed by rockets; verso: Jeep; negro driver asleep

An Australian soldier looks upon the crumpled wreckage of an American helicopter at an airfield in Vietnam. A truck and several other intact helicopters are visible on the tarmac in the background; verso: An African-American driver lies asleep at the wheel of a jeep.

ART40540

Trieu Phong attacked Saturday, 26 August 1967; verso: Building with palm trees and artist's notes

A military attack in Trieu Phong distsrict, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on Saturday, 26 August 1967; buildings and a truck under attack. verso: Sketches of a two-storey building with palm trees; artist's notes on the placement of bunkers.

ART40541

Minh, a shepherd boy at Quang Tri Province, Vietnam

Full length portrait of Minh, a Vietnamese shepherd boy in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

ART40542

81 mm mortar, Trieu Phong, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam

An M29 81mm mortar, sighting scope and tripod in a bunker of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) at Trieu Phong.

ART40543

Signaller

Signaller carrying portable transmission pack, and holding a microphone in his left hand.

ART40544

Australian soldier in Vietnam

Portrait of an Australian soldier in Vietnam.

ART40545

Australian soldier carrying an F1 sub-machine gun

Australian soldier carrying an F1 sub-machine gun. This type of gun was first issued to Australian troops in 1966.

ART40546

Australian soldier carrying an F1 submachine gun

Australian soldier carrying an F1 sub-machine gun. This type of gun was first issued by Australian troops in 1966.

ART40547

Digger hoisting his pack

Australian soldier hoisting his pack in Vietnam.

ART40548

Morning helicopter assault operation leaving Nui Dat, Vietnam

A morning helicopter assault operation leaving Nui Dat, Vietnam.

ART40549

A Viet Cong patient, Vung Tau, Vietnam

A Viet Cong patient lying on a stretcher wearing hosptial clothes, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART40550

On the beach, Phuoc Hai, VIietnam

Figures on the beach at Phuoc Hai, Vietnam. Three boats in the sand at left.

ART40552

The forward scout (Private Robert 'Bob' Schaeche)

Portrait of forward scout Private Robert 'Bob' William Schaeche, 3787485, of the 11th Platoon, 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, in Vietnam.

ART40553

2nd Lieutenant Noel Lawrence Reeves, Binh Ba, Vietnam

Portrait of 38439 2nd Lieutenant Noel Lawrence Reeves, 'D' Company, 7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment in Binh Ba, Vietnam.

ART40554

Exhausted digger (Private Colin Wright)

Portrait of Private Colin Raymond Wright, 'D' Company, 7 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 3788774 , on patrol, wet and muddy, carrying a Colt M16 A1 rifle (erroneously called 'Armalite').

ART40555

Private James Molony

Portrait of Private James Patrick Molony (1410882) from the 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment is painted holding a Colt M16 A1 rifle (erroneously called 'Armalite'), and over his shoulder carrying a belt of 7.62mm ammunition for M60 machine gun. The artist painted Malony as he stood outside...

ART40556

Staff Sergeant Ted Wales

Portrait of 53049 Staff Sergeant Edward John 'Ted' Wales, 'D' Company, 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR), holding an F1 sub machine gun (first issued to Australian troops in 1966).

ART40557

Firing from the knee (Private Peter Stott)

Portrait of 3788033 Peter Stott (or possibly 2783551 Peter Hilary Scott) of 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7 RAR), kneeling as he prepares to fire a Colt M16 A1 rifle in the jungle.

ART40558

Going to ground, Nui Dat, Vietnam

Portrait of 2782216 Private Peter Julian Jansz, 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, (7RAR), in Vietnam with a Colt M16 A1 rifle (erroneously called 'Armalite').

ART40559

Turkish machine gunner (Private E Mustafa)

Portrait of 3788201 Private Ernest John Mustafa, 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (7 RAR), with an M60 general purpose machine gun and two ammunition belts over his shoulders. Private Mustafa's grandfather fought with the Turks at Anzac, and his father served with the British 8th Army.

ART40560

Tents at Vung Tau, Vietnam

Tent encampment on sand hills at Vung Tau, Vietnam. The large tent was referred to as 'Snob Hill' and housed the officers' mess of the 2nd Field Ambulance.

ART40561

Hoochies, Operation Coorparoo

An Australian soldier sitting in a temporary camp in the jungle south east of Nui Dat, during Operation Cooparoo. The tent behind the soldier was called a 'hoochie' and these were made from synthetic shelter material supplied by the army, which could be press studded or laced together for larger...

ART40562

Wounded Australian digger, 7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, Vung Tau, Vietnam

A wounded Australian soldier from 7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR), Vung Tau, Vietnam' holding a machine gun, wearing a bloodied bandage on his left arm.

ART40564

Machine gun bunker, Nui Dat, Vietnam

Australian soldier from 7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) in a machine gun bunker, Nui Dat, Vietnam, holding a machine gun ready to fire; rubber trees in the background.

ART40565

Australian Logistic Support Group Area, Vung Tau, Vietnam

Encampment of the Australian Logistic Support Group (ALSG) on the beach at Vung Tau, Vietnam; hills and tents in the background.

ART40567

A street in Vung Tau

A street scene in Vung Tau, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam. In the forefround there is a horse-drawn cart, with people, trees and buildings in the background.

ART40568

Australian Logistic Support Group (ALSG) Vung Tau, Vietnam

Encampment for the Australian Logistic Support Group (ALSG) on the beach at Vung Tai, Vietnam.

ART40569

Tran Van Cuc (Viet Cong patient)

Portrait of Tran Van Cuc, Viet Cong prisoner of war patient, 2nd Field Ambulanc, Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART40571

Landing at Duc Thanh

United State Forces (airmoblie company) Iroquois helicopters bringing troops to Duc Thanh, Vietnm, where 7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment were stationed. The artist has shown the helicopters arriving with Australian soldiers on the gorund; a building at left; the wind created by the...

ART40573

Contact made by Delta Company, 7 RAR (Private Kelvin 'Curly' Schaper, Private Barry Klemm, Private Robert 'Bob' Schaeche)

Portraits of 3787485 Private Robert William 'Bob' Schaeche, forward scout, foreground: 3788810 Private Barry Francis 'Yogi' Klemm, No 2 'on the gun' (lying), 3788522 Private Melvin Wilfred 'Curly' Schaper machine gunner (standing), 'D' Company, 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) during ...

ART40574

Viet Cong prisoner, Vung Tau, Vietnam

A blindfolded Viet Cong being taken prisoner of war, Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART40575

Night Picquet, Phuoc Hai, Vietnam

Australian soldeirs on a night picquet on the beach at Phuoc Hai, Vietnam.

ART40576

Landing at Xuyen Moc, Operation Paddington

Members of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment at Xuyen Moc. Identified in the foreground, left to right: probably 5714248 Private Leonard Francis 'Dinger' Bell, 2784308, 2nd Lieutenant James Francis Slavin, and 18195 Private Arthur Wallace 'Darky' Butler, 7 RAR. United States Air...

ART40578

Distributing gifts at Binh Ba, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam

Three Vietnamese women receiving gifts of clothing from an Australian soldier in Binh Ba, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam, as part of the Australian Civic Affairs Unit (1ACAU) programme, often referred to as 'winning hearts and minds (WHAM)'.

ART40579

Medical evacuation, 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam 1967

A group of soldiers and a Red Cross nurse from the 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam, involved in moving a soldier on a stretcher from an ambulance during a medical evacuation; two helicopters seen above. The nurse has been identified as Winsome Aylilffe.

ART40580

Two Viet Cong in the dry landscape

Two blindfolded Viet Cong prisoners walking through a dry bush landscape.

ART40581

8th Field Ambulance, Nui Dat, Vietnam

Wounded and sick lying on stretchers in a hospital tent, 8 Field Ambulance, Nui Dat, Veitnam.

ART40582

Chopper approaching Nui Nghe

A helicopter approaching the hill range of Nui Nghe in Vietnam. A figure can be seen in the centre foreground and a hoochie at the left.

ART40583

A shelter on Nui Nghe mountains

Two men sit beneath a makeshift shelter in the Nui Nghe mountains whilst a third cuts timber in the foreground.

ART40584

A wilderness on Nui Nghe, Vietnam

Back view of a soldier seated near a tree in a landscape on Nui Nghe hills during Operaton Ballarat; distant aircraft above right.

ART40585

Commanding Officers' conference, Nui Nghe

A gorup of Commanding Officers having a conference in a Command Post during Operation Ballarat at Nui Nghe, Vietnam.

ART40586

A 'chopper' on Nui Nghe, Vietnam; verso: Images of an air strike and notes from a diary

A Sioux helicopter on the ground at Nui Nghe; a group of soldiers standing nearby. Verso: Images of jet aircraft taking part in a strike and a full page diary entry for Tuesday 9th. The entry mentions the air strike and the names of two Australians: Major Blacker and Ian Gray.

ART40587

Check point, Hoa Long

Three Australian soldiers stand watching at right as a truck carrying passengers and cargo approaches two figures at a checkpoint, Hoa Long, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam.

ART40588

Chopper flying behind blasted trees

A Sioux helicopter flying behind trees blasted by artillery fire.

ART40589

Viet Cong shot in backside, 2 Field Ambulance; verso: Sketch of supine figure with knees bent and tree on a hill

Figure of a Viet Cong soldier shot in the backside, stripped to the waist lying face down; verso: Supine figure with knees bent up and a tree on a hill.

ART40590

Troops leaving for Operation Ballarat

A row of five Australian soldiers, carrying their packs and rifles, prepare to leave following their deployment on Operation Ballarat. They are probably members of 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR).

ART40591

Letter from home; verso: Bunker construction

An Australian soldier lies on the ground as he reads a letter from home. Verso: three men shift building materials on the back of a truck whilst a third carries a load towards them.

ART40592

Dead beat

A young man stares into space as he lies on a stretcher with one leg propped up and his hands folded behind his head.

ART40594

Baria

A busy street scene in the city of Baria (Phuoc Le), showing a throng of pedestrians, cyclists, cars and a dog amongst two-storey buildings.

ART40595

Bunker construction; verso: Figures

Four studies for figures working on bunker construction in Vietnam; verso: Six studies for figures working.

ART40596

Bunker construction; verso: Bunker construction Nui Dat

Five studies, from various angles, of a soldier engaged in the construction of a bunker; verso: Three soldiers wearing shorts standing in a group. One at centre holds a hammer while another holds construction materials.

ART40598

Troops gathering for Operation Ballarat; verso: Sketch of two figures

Sketch of four Australian soldiers with rifles and packs. The soldiers are probably members of the 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (7 RAR), who were deployed on a battalion sized search and destroy operation named Operation Ballarat from 4-16 August 1967 in the north west region of Phuoc...

ART40600

Bunker construction; verso: Men shifting timber

Sketch of an Australian soldier standing with hands on hips seen from behind, surrounded by four other studies of a bending male figure in profile, torso and legs. Verso: A working party of men hauling planks of timber; partial sketch of a figure above left.

ART40601

Standing figures; verso: Crouching figure

Sketch of two standing men without shirts. Verso: Study of a crouching male figure with his head resting on his legs, and a helicopter in flight above him. At right is a sketch of the lower bodies of two soldiers in uniform.

ART40603

Bunker construction; verso: Hauling rocks

A working party of four Australian soldiers position long planks of timber in place during the construction of a bunker. Verso: Two sketches illustrating the movement of a soldier crouching to pick and transport a heavy stone by hand at the bunker construction site.

ART40604

Soldier's head

Portrait of an Australian soldier seen in left profile, wearing a bush hat.

ART40606

Check point Hoa Long

A group of Vietnamese people boarding a crowded bus at centre; two sketches of figures above, the Vietnamese figure at right transporting goods suspended from a yoke.

ART40607

Check point at Hoa Long

A man stands beside a motorcycle at the Hoa Long checkpoint, whilst two figures approach the driver of a truck at right.

ART40608

Bullock cart

A Vietnamese bullock driver with two bullocks; a bullock cart at right.

ART40609

Viet Cong patient, 8th and 2nd Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, Vietnam

A Viet Cong patient lying in a hospital bed of the 8th and 2nd Field Ambulance, at Vung Tai in Vietnam. The patient is attended by a male nurse, a rolled-up mosquito-net obscuring his face. The 2nd Field Ambulance was succeeded by the 8th Field Ambulance in April 1967 therefore it is not possible...

ART40610

Soldier using machine gun

Seated soldier, stripped to the waist, with an M60 machine gun, ready to fire.

ART40611

Figures of Australian soldiers with rifles and a mine detector

Studies for four figures of Australian soldiers in Vietnam, with rifles, backpacks, radios and a mine detector.

ART40612

Armoured personnel carriers (APCs)

Studies of four armoured personnel carriers (APCs), Vietnam, 1967.

ART40613

Working party constructing a bunker

A large working party of Australian soldiers making a sandbag wall during the construction of a bunker. A soldier at left is removing building materials from the back of a truck.

ART40614

Bunker construction

Figures of four Australian soldiers, seen from behind, building bunkers in Vietnam; a trailer and sandbags at left foreground.

ART40615

Check point, Hoa Long, Veitnam

Australian soldier checking documents and baskets belonging to two villagers, Hoa Long, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam.

ART40616

Tent in rubber plantation, Australian Task Force base, Nui Dat, Vietnam

Large tent in the 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment tentlines situated in a rubber plantation at the Australian Task Force base, Nui Dat, Vietnam. Sandbags are stacked around the tent as protection in the event of an attack.

ART40617

Packing his gear, Nui Nghe, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam

Australiann soldier packing his personal gear, Nui Nghe, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam. Inverted sketch of water buffalo lower left.

ART40618

Viet Cong patient

Figure of a Viet Cong patient lying on a hospital bed in Vietnam.

ART40619

Viet Cong patient

A sick Viet Cong patient lying on a hospital bed in Vietnam.

ART40620

Tent in rubber plantation (incomplete)

Large tent in the 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment base situated in a rubber plantation in Nui Dat, Vietnam. The drawing is incomplete.

ART40621

Vietnamese peasants

Sketch of civilian Vietnamese.

ART40622

Machine-gunner, Nui Dat, Vietnam

An Australian from 7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment in Nui Dat, Vietnam, lying on the ground holding his machine gun ready to fire.

ART40623

Construction of intelligence buildings

A group of Australian soldiers standing in a clearing amongst building materials during the construction of intelligence buildings at the 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR) headquarters at Nui Dat, Vietnam.

ART40729

Private Horace Madden

Portrait of 2400186 Private Horace William Madden, 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, who was posthumously awarded the George Cross for his valour as a prisoner of the Chinese communist forces in Korea.

ART40730

Long Tan action, Vietnam, 18 August 1966

A reconstruction of the Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam,18 August 1966, between 'D' Company and Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army forces; several events that happened at intervals during the battle are shown here happening simultaneously.

ART40758

Leading aircraftman Trevor Hamill

Portrait of leading aircraftman Trevor Hamill, Vietnam, painted under commission in Melbourne in 1973.

ART40876

'Gunship', Nui Dat, Vietnam

RAAF B model Iroquois helicopter sitting on the helipad, Nui Dat, Vietnam. The Iroquois helicopters were flown by 9 Squadron RAAF.

ART40454

Private Arthur 'Darky' Butler

Portrait of 18195 Private Arthur Wallace 'Darky' Butler, an Aboriginal mortar platoon signaller with Support Company, 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7 RAR), carrying a L1 A1 SLR (Self Loading Rifle), and wearing a portable transmission pack.

ART40563

Three captured Viet Cong

Three Viet Cong being taken prisoner in Vung Tau, Vietnam.

ART40577

Viet Cong in the rubber plantation, Nui Dat, Vietnam

A group of Viet Cong standing in a rubber plantation in Nui Dat, Vietnam.

ART40551

In the rubber plantation Nui Dat, Vietnam 1967

Figures of Australian soldiers walking through a rubber plantation in Nui Dat, Vietnam. Tents on the left.

ART40572

Construction of a bunker, 7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, Nui Dat, Vietnam

Four soldiers from 7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) constructing a bunker in Nui Dat, Vietnam.

ART40566

Photograph

P00232.001

SOUTH VIETNAM, 1967. SERGEANT MIKE COLERIDGE OF THE 7TH BATTALION, THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT (7RAR), AT WORK AS AN ARMY PR PHOTOGRAPHER IN SOUTH VIETNAM. A PAINTING BASED ON THIS PHOTOGRAPH BY BRUCE FLETCHER ENTITLED "MAD MIKE AGAIN!" (ART28506) WAS PRESENTED TO THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL IN...

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GIL/67/0546/VN

NUI DAT, VIETNAM, 1967-07. AT HIS EASEL WAR ARTIST LIEUTENANT (LT) BRUCE FLETCHER OF GLEN IRIS, VIC, PUTS THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO HIS OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING OF PRIVATE JIM MOLONY OF CAMOOWEAL, QLD, A MACHINE GUNNER. LT FLETCHER WEARS A PLASTER CAST ON HIS LEG AS HE WAS ACCIDENTALLY WOUNDED IN THE...

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date of birth 1937-01-02