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Vietnam, 1970-08

by Peter Ward

Forward scout Private Rod Tulley (probably 1735922 Ronald Tully), 22, from Cairns, Qld, calls up his patrol with a silent hand signal. He is a soldier of 2RAR /NZ (ANZAC) , operating in the north west of Phuoc Tuy Province, in an area known to have harboured an enemy engineer battalion.

Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.