50 Years On – Remembering Vietnam Exhibition
From the deployment of the Australian Army Training Team (AATTV) in 1962, through the arrival of the First Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment in 1965 and the thousands that were to follow, Australian forces trained and fought ‘Side by Side’ with the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam (“South Vietnam”) in their pursuit for freedom.
Australian troops provided support and aid to local communities, the doctors and nurses in ‘civilian’ surgical teams helped both military and civilian casualties and our entertainers helped to keep up morale and memories of home.
It also reflects upon the post-war struggle of those Vietnamese families seeking freedom, their challenges and success as they ultimately settle in their new home –Australia.
The exhibition features memorabilia from the war that will include the release of the book Vietnam: The Complete Story of the Australian War. It also honours the Vietnamese-Australians.
Friday August 17th to Sunday 19th Inclusive
9am – 5pm
Swanston Town Hall, Swanston St, Melbourne
(next to Melbourne Town Hall)
For more information, contact:
M: 0412 188 920