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The monument commemorates Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley men who gave their lives in the Vietnam War 1962-1973.
Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was one of 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 The only combat troops remaining in Vietnam were a platoon guarding the Australian embassy in Saigon, which was withdrawn in June 1973.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:||King & Auckland Streets, Civic Park, Newcastle, 2300|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.928333|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-August-1962|
|Actual Event End Date:||01-January-1973|
|Monument Designer:||Suters, Busteed, Corner and Clode (architects)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 12th September, 1987|
VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL
Newcastle, Lake Macquarie And Hunter Valley Men
Who Gave Their Lives
1962 - 1973
[ Names ]
LEST WE FORGET
Erected by their Newcastle Vietnam Legion Comrades 1986
The Vietnam War Memorial Was Constructed By
The Newcastle Vietnam Legion With Monies
Donated By The Citizens Of The Hunter Valley
District. The Memorial Was Dedicated On The
12th Of September 1987 By
Major General A.L. Morrison AO DSO MBE.
J.E. McNaughton W.B. Lewis
Lord Mayor Town Clerk
Suters, Busteed, Corner and Clode