• Short Summary

    THE INTERIOR SECRETARY OF SOUTH VIETNAM, MR.BUI VAN LUONG, THANKED THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE?

  • Description

    THE INTERIOR SECRETARY OF SOUTH VIETNAM, MR.BUI VAN LUONG, THANKED THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE FOR CONTRIBUTING MATERIALS FOR THE BUILDING OF TUONG DA STRATEGIC HAMLET IN THE HAM LONG DISTRICT OF KIEN HOA PROVINCE AT AN OPENING CEREMONY ON MARCH 11.

    SIR WILFRED KENT HUGHES, CHAIRMAN OF THE AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, THE AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR MR.BRIAN HILL AND WIFE AND OTHER AUSTRALIAN AND MALAYAN PERSONAGES WERE PRESENT TO HEAR THE INTERIOR SECRETARY SAY HE WAS SURE THE HAMLET WOULD PROSPER IN PEACE AND BE FREE FROM COMMUNIST PRESSURE.

    THE AID GRANTED BY AUSTRALIAN TO THE TUONG DA HAMLET CONSISTED OF 1,012 COILS OF BARBED WIRE, 10,300 IRON FENCE POSTS AND 1,414 CORRUGATED IRON SHEETS.

    MR.HILL SPOKE TO THE HAMLET RESIDENTS AND SAID THAT AUSTRALIA'S AID TO THE PEOPLE OF VIETNAM WAS DESIGNED TO HELP THEM IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST THE COMMUNISTS.

    BEFORE A FEW AMERICAN-MADE WEAPONS WERE SYMBOLICALLY DISTRIBUTED TO VILLAGE YOUTHS.THE HAMLET'S CHARTER WAS CARRIED IN A PROCESSION FOLLOWING THE TRADITIONAL RITUAL.

    AT THE TUONG DA HAMLET, MR.HILL AND SIR WILFRED KENT HUGHES WERE INTRODUCED TO THE VILLAGE ELDERS.

    CAKES AND SWEETS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO CHILDREN OF THE HAMLET.

    TUONG DA DROUPS THE PHUOE HOA, PHUOE HIEP, PHUOE HUNG, PHUOE THANH AND AN THUAN HAMLETS, WHOSE POPULATION TOTALS ABOUT ONE THOUSAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA80FUG4UM4BENKSNK1M5K8SF11
    Media URN:
    VLVA80FUG4UM4BENKSNK1M5K8SF11
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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