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09-April-2014 (Chris McLaughlin)
09-April-2014 (Chris McLaughlin)

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin / Roger Johnson / Bryan Cole

The monument commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War and in United Nations Peacekeeping operations.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in Australia's history. The arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam during July and August 1962 was the beginning of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War. Australia's participation in the war was formally declared at an end when the Governor-General issued a proclamation on 11 January 1973.

However, the end-date of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War has officially been amended to 29 April 1975 to reflect Australia’s further involvement in the war during the fall of Saigon in 1975.  The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Australian War Memorial, in Canberra now recognise this new date.


Address:Murray Street & Bridge Street, Garden of Remembrance, Tanunda, 5352
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.519927
Long: 138.965187
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975


Front Inscription

In memory of those who served, suffered or made the supreme sacrifice for their country in

Vietnam 1962 - 1973

United Nations Peacekeeping Forces

"Lest We Forget"

Source: MA, SKP
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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