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Vietnam Veterans` Garden : 22-August-2012
Vietnam Veterans` Garden : 22-August-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A garden commemorates all those who served, suffered and died in Vietnam between 1962 and 1973.

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.


Address:Cliff Street, Behind Portland Municipal Offices, Portland, 3305
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.352035
Long: 141.607068
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:11-January-1973


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 14th August, 1993
Front Inscription

For All Those Who
Served Suffered, And Died.
VIETNAM 1962 - 1973


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