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The monument is a replica of the original Long Tan Memorial in Vietnam and commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War. It was dedicated on the 30th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.

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.

 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.


Address:Alfred Street, Jubilee Park, Mackay, 4740
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.151667
Long: 149.189722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 18th August, 1996
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Dedicated on the 18th Aug. 1996 in memory of those who served, suffered and died in Vietnam

1962 - 1973

Lest We Forget

Inscription in Proximity
Vietnam War Memorial
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