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Vietnam War : 10-08-2013
Vietnam War : 10-08-2013

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The plaque on sandstone plinth commemorates the Defence Forces and civilian personnel who passed through the Port of Brisbane and the Brisbane Airport for service in the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1975 and honours those who did not return.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War began with the arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam during July and August 1962.  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:Newstead Avenue , Newstead Park , Newstead, 4006
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.442149
Long: 153.047125
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 31st May, 2004
Front Inscription

This plaque commemorates the departure of RAN, Army, RAAF and civilian personnel through the Port of Brisbane and Brisbane Airport for service in the Vietnam War 1962 -1975 and honours the memory of those who did not return.

Unveiled by :  
Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, AC  Governor of Queensland
Monday, 31 May 2004

Sponsored by:
The Department of Veterans` Affairs - The Brisbane City Council
Qantas Airways - The Vietnam Logistic Support Veterans` Unit

Sandstone kindly donated by Tanamerah Sandstone, Warwick

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