The service and sacrifice of Numurkah residents during war will be recognised this weekend as part a series of special events.JENNA BISHOP September 5, 2014 3:27am
Time in battle captured: One of Vietnam War veteran Paul Haw’s photos, which will be shown as part of an exhibition this weekend in Numurkah.
A special memorial will also be dedicated to a group of men known as ‘‘The Numurkah Mob’’, who served in the Numurkah Light Horse Brigade and were taken prisoners of war during World War II.
RSL state president David McLachlan will also be attending the day, which includes a lunch at Numurkah RSL.
A Saluting their Service booklet will also be launched on the day.
More than 100 of Vietnam veteran Paul Haw’s photos taken while he was serving will form part of a War and Peace exhibition also showing at the weekend.
Mr Haw, a gunner in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, took the pictures during lulls in fighting and returned with more than 500 photos.
Goulburn Valley Vietnam Veterans Association member Peter Dealy said the exhibition would should people a snapshot of Vietnam during the war.
‘‘It’s not a gory exhibition, there’s no blood and guts or anything like that. It’s just general photos of what life was like in Vietnam and our surrounds,’’ he said.
Mr Dealey said the idea for the exhibition came after viewing the photos at a similar event at Boort.
‘‘We thought, ‘Here’s a good opportunity to bring something that’s never been seen about the Vietnam veterans to the area’,’’ he said.
Mr Dealy said on the peace side of the exhibition, there would be an extensive quilt display, plus flower exhibits and unique teabag paintings.
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