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21-October-2013
21-October-2013

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Pool dedicated in 1996 and commemorating those who fought in the Vietnam War , was a partnership project of the Hobart City Council, the State Government and the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.

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.

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:1 Davies Avenue , Hobart Aquatic Centre, Hobart, 7000
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.876117
Long: 147.332466
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
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:Wednesday 14th August, 1996
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"Vietnam Veterans Memorial Pool"

This pool is dedicated in honour of those Australians who served in the Vietnam War 1962 - 1975

Presented by the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor of Hobart Alderman Doone Kennedy AO

14th August 1996

Source: MA
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