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The monument commemorates Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley men who died in service or were killed in action in the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1973.

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:King & Auckland Streets, Civic Park, Newcastle, 2300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.928333
Long: 151.771506
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
Designer:Suters, Busteed, Corner & Clode (architects)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th September, 1987
Front Inscription

Vietnam War Memorial

Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley men who gave their lives 

1962 - 1973

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Erected by their Newcastle Vietnam Legion comrades 1986

Plaque :

The Vietnam War Memorial was constructed by the Newcastle Vietnam Legion with monies donated by the citizens of the Hunter Valley District.

The memorial was dedicated on the 2th of September 1987 by Major General A. L. Morrison AO DSO MBE.

J. E. McNaughton           W. B. Lewis
Lord Mayor                     Town Clerk

Suters, Busteed, Corner and Clode

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