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Vietnam War Memorial of Victoria : 12-August-2012
Vietnam War Memorial of Victoria : 12-August-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Sandra Brown

The Vietnam War Memorial of Victoria commemorates all nations who fought against the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War. Next to the Memorial is a "Dust-off" UH-1V helicopter donated to the R.S.L by the United States to commemorate the Australian-American alliance during the Vietnam War.  The Iroquois served with the United States forces as 73-21763..

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:44 Clow Street, RSL Club, Dandenong, 3175
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.986148
Long: 145.219877
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
Monument Designer:Lis Johnson

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 30th April, 2005
Front Inscription

The Vietnam War Memorial of Victoria was dedicated on Sunday, 30th April 2005, when these statues were unveiled by His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffrey AC CVO MC Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Left Side Inscription

Side by Side

Hanh Quan Phoi Hop 1962 - 1975

To commemorate and honour those who sacrificed their tomorrows, for our freedoms today.

(Inscription in Vietnamese)

Back Inscription

 

 

Right Side Inscription

This memorial was created through the generosity of the people of Victoria; especially the Vietnamese-Australian community and the Australian and South Vietnam Veterans.

(Inscription in Vietnamese )
 

 

Inscription in Proximity

Quoc-Te Vien-Tro
This wall is dedicated by the people of South Vietnam, to the peoples of those nations that helped in our struggle for freedom

Wall of Honour Bang Chein Su Oai Hung

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Source: MA
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