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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 before the conflict in Vietnam. 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:||Dago Point, Lake Sorell , Interlaken, 7030|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.135938|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-August-1962|
|Actual Event End Date:||29-April-1975|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 24th May, 2008|
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"