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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.
|Address:||Flinders & Blackwood Streets, Railway Oval, Townsville, 4810|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -19.263211|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1995|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 11th August, 1995|
1945 - 1995
Re-opened during VP50 celebrations
11 August 1995