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The sundial memorial commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1972. A plaque on the memorial lists the names of two service personnel from the district who lost their lives in the conflict. 

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:66 - 76 Evans Street, Inverell Returned Servicemens Memorial Club, Inverell, 2360
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.773902
Long: 151.115407
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1962
Approx. Event End Date:1972


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st November, 1986
Front Inscription

This Memorial Dedicated On 1st November, 1986 Commemorates The Service Of 47,893 Australian Service Personnel Who Fought Communist Forces In South Vietnam from 1962 to 1972.

We Remember The 501 Australian Servicemen Killed
And 2,400 Wounded In Action And Honour The Men
K.I.A. From Inverell.

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Allied Forces : New Zealand, United States of America, South Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand and the Philippines.


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