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The monument commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War and lists the names of those from South Australia who died in service or were killed in action in the conflict.  The original plaque was unveiled in 1993 and the new plaque listing all the names from South Australia was unveiled on the 18th August 2007. 

The monument also includes the representation of three cast Pita Palm seeds with one beginning to shoot on the paved area in front of the monument.

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:Badcoe Street, Henderson Square, Pooraka, 5095
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.822893
Long: 138.622218
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:11-January-1973


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 18th August, 2007
Front Inscription

For all those who served suffered and died
Vietnam 1962 - 1973

This development is dedicated to all Australians who served in Vietnam

501 Australians paid the supreme sacrifice

Those that were sent from South Australia and killed in action were 

[ Names ]

The original plaque was unveiled by Tim Fischer M. P. on 2nd November 1993.

The plaque was redone by the request of Vietnam veterans to include the names of all South Australian based military personnel killed in action.

The new plaque was unveiled by Keith Payne V. C. on 18 August 2007.

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