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Brisbane Vietnam Memorial
Brisbane Vietnam Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth / Joanne Klein

The sculpture commemorates Australians and their allies who served 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:Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466667
Long: 153.026389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Approx. Event End Date:1973
Artist:Dorothea Saaghy


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 23rd April, 1988
Front Inscription

Vietnam 1962 - 1973

This memorial commemorates those Australians and Allies who died or served during the war in Vietnam from 1962 - 1973.

Unveiled by His Excellency the Honourable Sir Walter Campbell Q.C., Governor of Queensland on the 23rd of April 1988.

Left Side Inscription

Vietnam Memorial

This site is dedicated to a memorial to be erected in honour of those Australians and Allies who died or suffered as a result of service in South Vietnam 1962-1973

This plaque was unveiled by His Excellency the Hon. Sir Walter Campbell, Q.C. Governor of Queensland on the Twentieth Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan

18th August, 1986.

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