State Library of South Australia logo South Australians at war
SA Memory. South Australia past and present, for the future

Minesweepers, engineers: Direct military aid in Borneo
Title : Minesweepers, engineers: Direct military aid in Borneo Minesweepers, engineers: Direct military aid in Borneo
Add To My SA Memory
Source : Advertiser, 17 April 1964, p. 1, col. a
Date of creation : 1964
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
Catalogue record
The State Library of South Australia is keen to find out more about SA Memory items. We encourage you to contact the Library if you have additional information about any of these items.
Copyright : This item is reproduced courtesy of Advertiser Newspapers Pty Ltd. It may be printed or saved for research or study. Use for any other purpose requires written permission from Advertiser Newspapers Pty Ltd and the State Library of South Australia. To request approval, complete the Permission to publish form.
Description :

Article announcing that Australian defence personnel had been committed to assist Malaysian forces against Indonesian incursions into Malaysian territory.

The Australian government had been initially reluctant to become involved in the conflict, not wanting to harm its relationship with Indonesia.

Coverage year : 1964
Period : 1946-1979
Further reading :

Dennis, Peter and Grey, Jeffrey. Emergency and confrontation: Australian military operations in Malaya & Borneo 1950-66, St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, 1996

Smith, Neil. Nothing short of war: with the Australian Army in Borneo 1962-66, Brighton, Vic: Mostly Unsung Military History Research and Publications, 1999

Subritzky, John. Confronting Sukarno : British, American, Australian and New Zealand diplomacy in the Malaysian-Indonesian confrontation, 1961-5, Basingstoke : Macmillan, 2000

Internet links :

Australian Army History Unit [Department of Defence]: See: History & Battles: History Index: Indonesian Confrontation 1964-65

Australians at War [Department of Veterans' Affairs]: See: The Great Search Stories: South East Asia 1950-1966

Australian War Memorial See: Australian Military History Overview: Confrontation in Indonesia 1964-1966

Sea Power Centre - Australia: See: History: Feature Articles: Indonesian Confrontation



About SA Memory

Explore SA Memory

SA Memory Themes


My SA Memory


What's on