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Interview with Donald Martin Stewart
Title : Interview with Donald Martin Stewart Interview with Donald Martin Stewart
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Creator : Stewart, Donald Martin, 1945-
Source : South Australians at War Oral History Project, OH 644/1
Date of creation : 2002
Additional Creator : Linn, Rob
Format : Oral History
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Donald Martin (Don) Stewart was born in Adelaide South Australia in 1945. Don was called up in the National Service Scheme ballot in 1965. He completed his initial training at the Recruit Training Battalion, Keswick Barracks, and was later selected for the newly established Officer Training Unit, Sydney. Following service in Malaysia and Borneo as a conscript, Don decided to enlist with the regular army. Don served in the Vietnam War in 1968, and in 1984 he served with a peace-keeping force (the Multinational Force and Observers force) in the Sinai.

Don speaks of his service in Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo and the Sinai; community attitudes to Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War; and of his service with the Legacy Club of Adelaide.

Period : 1946-1979
Further reading :

Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial Vietnam, Canberra : Dept. of Veterans' Affairs, 2002

Brown, Malcolm, Stuart MacGladrie & Candace Sutton. You're leaving tomorrow : conscripts and correspondents caught up in the Vietnam War, North Sydney, N.S.W. : Random House, 2007

Crowe, Ambrose. The battle after the war : the story of Australia's Vietnam veterans, St. Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1999

Doyle, Jeff, Jeffrey Grey, and Peter Pierce. Australia's Vietnam War, College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2002

McKay, Gary. Bullets, beans and bandages : Australians at war in Vietnam, St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin , 1999

McKay, Gary. Viet Nam shots : a photographic account of Australians at war, St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2002

Woodruff, Mark W. Unheralded victory : who won the Vietnam War?, London : HarperCollins, 2000

Internet links :

Anzac Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland) See: History: Vietnam

The Australian Veteran and the Vietnam Experience
Compiled by R (Bob) Teusner, ex-9RAR

Australian War Memorial See: Australians at War: Australian Military History Overview: Vietnam War 1962-1975

Australian Army History Unit [Department of Defence]: See: History & Battles: History Index

Vietnam War 1962-72

Australians at War [Department of Veterans' Affairs]

"Don't forget your cotton underwear girls!": Australian Army Nurses in the Vietnam War (1967-1971)
Paper by Narelle Biedermann, School of Nursing Sciences, James Cook University, Queensland

Sea Power Centre - Australia: See: History: Feature Articles [several articles about the Vietnam War]

Under Fire: Images from Vietnam [Piece Unique Gallery]

Victorians at War - Oral History project [Department of Veterans' Affairs and State Library of Victoria]: See: Overview: Vietnam

Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia See: Education: Chronology of Events



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