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A flagpole commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War betwen 1961 and 1972. 

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in Australia's history before the conflict in Afghanistan. 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.

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:Doveton Street North & Norman Street, New Ballarat Cemetery, Ballarat North, 3350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.536806
Long: 143.862406
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Flagpole
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1961
Approx. Event End Date:1972


Front Inscription

This flagpole
was erected to commemorate
the members of the
Australian Armed Services
who served in the Vietnam War
(1961 - 1972)

Lest we forget

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