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Vietnam Veterans` Memorial Bush Retreat honours those who served in the Vietnam War. The Bush Retreat was built in 1989/90 by the Vietnam Veterans of Tasmania, for the rest and relaxation of all Vietnam Veterans and their families.

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:Dago Point, Lake Sorell , Interlaken, 7030
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.135938
Long: 147.168591
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 20th January, 1990
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This memorial is dedicated to those Tasmanian servicemen who gave their lives during the Vietnam War.

Opened by His Excellency, the Governor of Tasmania, General Sir Phillip Bennett AC, KBE, DSO, on Saturday 20th January 1990

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