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Vietnam Precinct : 31-March-2011
Vietnam Precinct : 31-March-2011

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland / Robert Fisher

The Precinct is a garden area which contains sixteen plaques commemorating Tasmanian service personnel  who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.

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.

However, 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:Park Road & Lincoln Street, ANZAC Memorial Park, Lindisfarne Point, Lindisfarne, 7015
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.852274
Long: 147.350455
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 11th November, 2008
Front Inscription

Plaque 1 :

This Remembrance Precinct is dedicated to those Tasmanian members of the Australian Army, Navy and Airforce who lost their lives whilst performing their duties in South Vietnam during the Vietnam Conflict 1962 - 1973

Unveiled by the Hon David Bartlett MP Premier of Tasmania

11th November 2008

Plaque 2 :

This project was funded by grants and generous donations for the following
Australian Government
Tasmanian Government
Clarence City Council
Lindisfarne RSL Sub Branch & Citizens Club
Vietnam Veterans Assoc Greater Hobart Sub Branch
Saunders & Ward Pty Ltd
Cemex Australia Pty Ltd
Hanson Construction Materials
Rollfab Pty Ltd
K & D Warehouse Mitre 10

An initiative of the Lindisfarne RSL Sub Branch and Citizens Club

 

Source: MA
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