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Geelong North Vietnam War Memorial   Rear
Geelong North Vietnam War Memorial Rear

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The Geelong & District Vietnam Avenue of Honour was unveiled in 1995 in memory of those who served in the Vietnam War. The Avenue is marked by a polished granite memorial.

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.

 

Location

Address:Swinburne Street & Princes Highway, North Geelong, 3220
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.119389
Long: 144.353869
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:11-January-1973

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 1st October, 1995
Front Inscription

            VIETNAM
Together Then Together Again

Plaque:
VIETNAM
1962 - 1973

For Those Who Served,
Suffered And Died

Plaque:
The Geelong & Districts
Vietnam Veterans`
Avenue Of Honour
Officially Opened By
The Hon. Con Sciacca, MP
Minister For Veterans` Affairs
             And

 Cr. Gerry Smith, JP
Mayor, City Of Greater Geelong
On 1 October, 1995

Back Inscription

VIETNAM
Lest We Forget
Australian Vietnam Forces

Source: MA,RSLV, VWHI
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