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A miniature replica of the Long Tan Cross commemorates those who fought and died in the Vietnam War. The cross is surrounded with plaques commemorating local soldiers who died in the conflict. 

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:May & Pitt Streets, Bundaberg Veterans Drop In Centre, Bundaberg, 4670
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.880431
Long: 152.362942
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Cross
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975


Front Inscription

This Replica 
Of The Long Tan Memorial  
Is Dedicated
To All Australian Servicemen

Who Lost Their Lives
n The Vietnam Conflict

Source: QWMR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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