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Vietnam Memorial : 24-August-2011
Vietnam Memorial : 24-August-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The monument commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War between 1962 and 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:100 Lonsdale Street, Hamilton, 3300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.740584
Long: 142.024312
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:Monday 3rd October, 1988
Front Inscription

To commemorate those who died and to honour those who served in the Vietnam War

1962 - 1973


This Memorial was unveiled by Brigadier P. W. Beale. D.S.O., M.C.

3rd October 1988


Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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