Vietnam War oral history project

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Date
20 July 2007 to 9 June 2010 - 20 Jul 2007 - 09 Jun 2010
By
New Zealand. Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Ref
OHColl-0959
Description

Forty seven interviews with Vietnam veterans and their families, including medical and other civillian personnel. The interviewees of part I are George Babbington, Raymond Beatson, Noel Bell, Geoffrey Braybrooke, Louis Brown, Terrance Brown, Terry Burch, Peter Christian, Margaret Couldrey, Frederick Daniel, Maurice Dodson, Richard Easton, Terry Findlay, Hawea (Guv) Grey, Michael Harvey, Terrence Hughes, John (Doc) Mountain, Richard Mountfort, Deborah Mullen, Roger Pearce, George and Maree Preston, Matu Rangiuia, Brian Senn, Peter Stitt, William Walker, Christopher (Watty) Watkins, David Weston, Allan White, Bruce Young.

Interviewees of part II are Maureen Atkinson, Audrey Brassey, Hukarere Pereto (Sugar Brassey), Colleen Brooker, Terry Burch, Father John Carde, Wayne Chester, Craig Cocker, William Cowan, Ernie Dix, Elizabeth Flanagan, Kevin Flanagan, Alan Fletcher, Norman Foley, Peter and Colleen Foster, John Gillies, George Gordon, Isabel Harris, Jack Hayes, Sandra Hyaes, Tuakau Hunter, Dr John Inder, Margaret Jupp (nee Torrey), Ross Lee, Bryan Lichtwark, Linda Lilley (nee Wilson), John Longman, Campbell Maclaurin, Bernadette O'Neill, Allan Plaisted, Richard (Dick) Shepherd, Gary Shields, Peter Skidmore, Lindsay Skinner, Peter Slape, Robert Thorpe, Eruera (Edward) Timu, Gerard Verkaaik, Rapa Whiu, Mike Wicksteed, Avis Wilkes and Frank Wydur.

Topics covered in the interviews include: Military training - school cadets, Territorial and Regular Force; Preparation for Vietnam in Malaya; Journey to and arrival in Vietnam and impressions of countryside, culture, impact of the war; Living conditions and daily routine, health issues, contact with family; Operations in the jungle and at the Horseshoe including: living conditions, kit and rations, equipment, impact of weather, discipline issues, contacts with the enemy (worst & best moments); Contact and relationship with the Vietnamese population - civilians, Montagnards, ARVN and white mice; impressions of enemy (Viet Cong, North Vietnamese); Behaviour and relationship of NZ and Allied Forces including alcohol and drug use and discipline; Impressions of Australian and American Forces; Social activities, and rest and recreation in Bangkok and Singapore; Visits of VIPs and contact with media; Exposure to Agent Orange and thoughts on defoliant issue; Return to New Zealand, feelings about the protest movement; Reflections on the Vietnam War, including impact on themselves and their families; Significance of Parade 98, Tribute 08 and 2008 Crown Apology.

Interviewer(s) - Brenton Beach, Helen Bollinger, Loreen Brehaut, Patricia Cutforth, Carol Dawber, Paul Diamond, Jacquie Foley, Susan Fowke, Helen Frizzell, Judith Fyfe, Claire Hall, Louisa Knight, Gill Minogue, Pip Oldham

Arrangement: Digital audio files arranged as OHDL-000458 to OHDL-000480; OHDL-001280 to OHDL-001319

Digital abstracts (part I) arranged as OHDL-000481 to OHDL-000527

Digital image files (part I) arranged as OHDL-000850, OHDL-000851 (Fr Stachurski's diary and notebook); OHDL-000852 to OHDL-000894 (digital photographs of interviewees)

Digital abstracts and images for part II arranged as OHDL-001320 to OHDL-001329, OHDL-001519 to OHDL-001594

Quantity: 116 C60 cassette(s). 63 digital sound recording(s) digital sound recording(s). 192 Electronic document(s) (87 abstracts and transcripts). 180 digital photograph(s). 29 electronic scan(s) of original black and white photographic print(s). 9 electronic scan(s) of original colour photographic print(s). 90 interview(s).

Processing information: Interviews described - but some have brief records

Digital component of collection is currently being processed by staff

Use/Reproduction
Public use requires the written permission of the donor and the written permission of individual interviewees. Copyright: Copyright is held by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Access restrictions
Restricted - Content cannot be accessed without permission - Access to the collection requires written permission of the donor and the written permission of individual interviewees.
Format
116 C60 cassette(s), 63 digital sound recording(s) digital sound recording(s), 192 Electronic document(s) (87 abstracts and transcripts), 180 digital photograph(s), 29 electronic scan(s) of original black and white photographic print(s), 9 electronic scan(s) of original colour photographic print(s), 90 interview(s), Oral histories, Electronic records (Digital records), Electronic documents, Digital photographs, Digital images
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Date: 2008 From: Vietnam War oral history project Ref: OHDL-000865 Description: Photograph of Ian Hutchings taken in 2008 at the time of his interview, by David Young? Quantity: 1 digital photograph(s). Search dates: 2008
From: Vietnam War oral history project Ref: OHDL-001567 Description: Scanned B&W photograph of Bernadette O'Neill in Vietnam, holding a snake. Colour photograph of Bernadette O'Neill at the time of her interview in December 20...
From: Vietnam War oral history project Ref: OHDL-001550 Description: Colour photographs of Tuakau Hunter at the time of his interview (Nov 2008). Scanned B&W photograph of Tuakau Hunter in Vietnam Quantity: 2 digital photogra...
From: Vietnam War oral history project Ref: OHDL-001325 Description: Scanned B&W photograph of Sugar Bristowe and another soldier in the field in Vietnam. Colour photograph of Sugar Bristowe at the time of his interview (Decem...
Date: 2008 From: Vietnam War oral history project Ref: OHDL-000853 Description: Photograph of Geoffrey Braybrooke taken in 2008 at the time of his interview by Judith Fyfe? Quantity: 1 digital photograph(s). Search dates: 2008
Date: 2008 From: Vietnam War oral history project Ref: OHDL-000856 Description: Photograph of Peter Christian taken on ANZAC Day 2008(?) giving an address; photographer unknown Quantity: 1 digital photograph(s). Search dates: 2008
Date: 12 Mar 2008 From: Vietnam War oral history project Ref: OHDL-000505 Description: Interviewer(s) - Susan Fowke Quantity: 1 Electronic document(s).
Date: 5, 6 Apr 2008 From: Vietnam War oral history project Ref: OHDL-000519 Description: Interviewer(s) - Brenton Beach Quantity: 1 Electronic document(s).
Date: 5 Feb 2008 From: Vietnam War oral history project Ref: OHDL-000522 Description: Interviewer(s) - Judith Fyfe Quantity: 1 Electronic document(s).
Date: 13, 18 Feb 2008 From: Vietnam War oral history project Ref: OHDL-000521 Description: Interviewer(s) - Brenton Beach Quantity: 1 Electronic document(s).