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13-September-2021
13-September-2021

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This bronze memorial was donated by the community of Cabramatta to commemorate the comradeship shared by Australian and Vietnamese soldiers during 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.  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.

Location

Address:Railway Parade & Bartley Street, Cabra-Vale Park, Cabramatta, 2166
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.891308
Long: 150.939497
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975
Artist:Do Tron Nhon (sculptor)
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 31st August, 1991
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

Vietnam War Comradeship Memorial

Dedicated to the memory of those who fought for freedom and made the supreme sacrifice in the Vietnam War

Left Side Inscription

This bronze memorial was donated by the community of Cabramatta to commemorate the comradeship shared by Australian and Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War 1962 - 1972

And was officially unveiled by the Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair A. O. on 31st August 1991

Ald Lawrence White  Mayor
T. S. Barnes              Town Clerk
Ald Phuong Ngo        Chairman Vietnam War Memorial Committee

Right Side Inscription

The Roll of Honour representing the 521 Australian soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War was officially unveiled by

The Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie R Bashir AC CVO

Member of Parramatta, Nick Lalich MP

The Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone

President of Vietnamese Community in NSW, Thanh Van Nguyen

on 11 November 2012

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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