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The monument commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1973. Originally erected by the people of Parkes and Forbes in 1989, the memorial was re-erected in 2015. 

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:Bushman Street & Memorial Lane, Parkes, 2870
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.132972
Long: 148.180874
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Approx. Event End Date:1973


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 27th May, 2015
Front Inscription

Plaque : 

Vietnam War Memorial
For Australia
1962 - 1973

Their bodies are buried in peace and their names liveth for evermore

Danilenko. A. Captain
235250 A.A.T.T.V.
25 .4. 1968

Powter D. R. J. Private
2782783 6 R.A.R.
7. 2. 1967

Lest We Forget  

Plaque : 

Vietnam War Memorial

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

Vietnam War Memorial

Erected 1989 with the help of the people of Parkes and Forbes 

Dedicated 17th June 1989 by His Eminence Cardinal E. B. Clancy

Plaque :

Vietnam War Memorial

Re-erected by the community of Parkes 

Opened by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on 27 May 2015

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