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The monument commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War.

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 which 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:Dago Point, Lake Sorell , Interlaken, 7030
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.135938
Long: 147.168591
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 24th May, 2008
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Tasmania Branch

This memorial was erected by the Tasmania Branch of the V.V.A.A. dedicated to all Australians who fought in the Vietnam War 1962 - 1975

Unveiled by Mr. Ron Coxon O.A.M. National President Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.

24 May 2008

"Honour the dead but fight like hell for the living"


Source: MA
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