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13-April-2014
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Photographs supplied by Ian Bevege

The Victory Fountain commemorates fifty years of Victory in the Pacific.

VP (Victory in the Pacific) Day, also referred to as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, is celebrated on 15 August. This date commemorates Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender 14 August 1945. For Australians, it meant that the Second World War was finally over.

The following day, 15 August, is usually referred to as VP Day. In August 1945 Australian governments gazetted a public holiday as VP Day and most newspapers reported it as such.

Location

Address:Flinders & Blackwood Streets, Railway Oval, Townsville, 4810
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.263211
Long: 146.814212
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:15-August-1945
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1995
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 11th August, 1995
Left Side Inscription
VICTORY FOUNTAIN
VP 50
1945 - 1995
Right Side Inscription

RAILWAY OVAL
Re-opened during VP50 celebrations
11 August 1995

 

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