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The Memorial Avenue commemorates Tasmanian servicemen who died in service or were killed in action in the Vietnam War between 1962 and 1973.

The Rotary Club of Devonport South East created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Walk which has 17 plaques on plinths commemorating 17 Tasmanian servicemen.

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:Victoria Parade & Bluff Road, Bluff Road Coastal Reserve , Devonport, 7310
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.166219
Long: 146.364352
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Approx. Event End Date:1973


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 4th June, 2011
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Avenue

The plaques found along this memorial avenue honour the sacrifice made by 17 Tasmanian servicemen who lost their lives during the Vietnam Campaign 1962 - 1973 

Lest We Forget

The Rotary Club thanks the following for their support of this initiative : 
Department of Veterans Affairs "Saluting Their Service Program"
Tasmania Community Fund
Devonport City Council
Youth & Family Focus - Focus on Futures Group

This initiative is a 40th anniversary project of the Rotary Club of Devonport South - East Inc

Opened by : Gerald O`Dee  4th June 2011

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Source: MA
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