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Toowoomba Vietnam Memorial
Toowoomba Vietnam Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The monument commemorates those who served in 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.


Address:Margaret Street, East Creek Park, East Toowoomba, 4350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.561944
Long: 151.959722
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:29-April-1975
Monument Manufacturer:J. H. Wagner & Sons


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 18th August, 2004
Left Side Inscription

Viet-Nam War Memorial

This memorial was officially dedicated on 18th August 2004  
"Viet-Nam Veterans Day "

Inaugurated by Mr. Keith Payne. VC

Consecrated by Padre Terry Egan. DCM  

Mayor. Councillor Dianne Thorley  
RSL Sub Branch President. Dr. Brian Day. KStJ  
RSL Sub Branch Secretary. Mr Paddy Boxall  
Viet-Nam Veterans Committee Chairman. Mr Leo. Kucks

Lest We Forget

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