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01-May-2015
01-May-2015

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A monument commemorates those who fought in the Vietnam War.

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.

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.

 

Location

Address:Dago Point, Lake Sorell , Interlaken, 7030
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.135938
Long: 147.168591
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 24th May, 2008
Front Inscription

Tasmania Branch

This memorial was erected by the Tasmanian branch of the V.V.A.A. dedicated to all Australians who fought in the Vietnam War 1962 - 1975

Unveiled by Mr. Ron Coxon O.A.M. National President Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.

24 May 2008

"Honour the dead but fight like hell for the living"

 

Source: MA
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