A Gunner’s view of Vietnam remembered
With his Minolta AL-F camera, Gunner Paul Haw took hundreds of photos after being called up to National Service in 1967 to serve in Vietnam. On ANZAC Day he will tell his story at the Wycheproof Branch RSL service in Centenary Park at 11.00am and at 1.30pm an exhibition of 70 photographs will be opened at the Courthouse in High St.
The photographs are an essay, telling the story of his time with his battalion and depicting life in rural Vietnam during the war.
His service in Vietnam was cut short in a minefield on Good Friday 1968, when two mates died and he was one of five injured. Paul Haw returned to Australia and home to Boort where the environmentalist and historian has since run a family business and co-authored a history, ‘Footprints across the Loddon Plains’.
The exhibition will be open Sunday to Friday 10am to 4pm for two weeks, last day will be Sunday 7 May. For further information phone Mobile 0409 937 525 or 03 5493 7525, or see the Wycheproof Historical Society newsletter at, http://wycheproofhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com.au/