Photos Aussies and Kiwi's in Vietnam

Nui Dat, South Vietnam. October 1971. An eight member NSW concert party toured South Vietnam playing to Australian soldiers based in Saigon, Nui Dat and Vung Tau. Seen here performing on stage at Nui Dat, to an enthusiastic audience, is ventriloquist Sandy Vinsen.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. December 1970. The Lorrae Desmond Sydney Show toured the war zone in Vietnam. Here Lorrae Desmond sings to a large crowd of Australian soldiers at the Luscombe Bowl in Nui Dat.

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NUI DAT, SOUTH VIETNAM. 1968-02. SOME OF THE SEVENTY WEAPONS CAPTURED BY TROOPS OF THE ANZAC BATTALION DURING OPERATION COBURG ARE INSPECTED AT THE BATTALION'S NUI DAT BASE BY PRIVATES GEOFF STANFORD OF BELMORE, NSW (LEFT), AND MALCOLM GOULD OF SCOTTSDALE, TAS. THE OPERATION WAS HELD FIFTY MILES NORTH OF NUI DAT IN BIEN HOA PROVINCE AND WAS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL BY THE BATTALION, RESULTING IN NINETY VIET CONG OR NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS BEING KILLED BY THE UNIT.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. October 1971. An eight member NSW concert party toured South Vietnam playing to Australian soldiers based in Saigon, Nui Dat and Vung Tau. Seen here at a performance in Nui Dat are, left to right: organist Ted Preston; base guitarist John Edgecombe and vocalist Maureen Kelly.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1968-01. US Army helicopters swoop over the rubber trees at Nui Dat to ferry troops of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), to Binh Ba for Operation Balaclava. Note the soldiers at left, ready with their packs and guns.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. September 1971. Pilots of 161 Independent Reconnaissance Flight based at Nui Dat have carried thousands of soldiers during their stay in Vietnam, hence this sign of a helicopter and the words `Cab Rank' outside their headquarters.
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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1967. A clearing being established in an artillery position at the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) Base. Note the gun battery on the left and Nui Dat hill in the background.
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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1967. A soldier inspects the telephone lines which were part of the communication system within the base at Nui Dat. The wires are arranged vertically beside poles and labelled individually.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1967. A soldier climbs up a pole to inspect the telephone lines which were part of the communication system within the base at Nui Dat. The wires are arranged vertically beside poles and labelled individually.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. December 1970. Mr Ralph L. Harry, former Australian ambassador to South Vietnam. This was the last of many visits he made to Nui Dat during his term as ambassador.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam, c. 1971. An Australian MkV/1 Centurion tank which has just fired its main gun during a firepower demonstration at Nui Dat. Note the Australian soldiers observing the shoot at the far left. Donor: I Kuring

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