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17-February-2016 (Henry Moulds)
17-February-2016 (Henry Moulds)

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Sandra Brown / Henry Moulds
The sculpture commemorates those who served Australia in the Vietnam War. It was made in Vietnam from Vietnamese marble, is 1.8 tonne in weight and is 1.8 metres high.

Its unveiling was the culmination of a 10-year joint project of Deniliquin Council and the Deniliquin Tidy Towns Committee to create a memorial for Vietnam veterans in Deniliquin.

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.

Location

Address:Cressy Street, Waring Gardens, behind Cenotaph, Deniliquin, 2710
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.529022
Long: 144.962755
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st November, 2014
Front Inscription

       THE VIETNAM WAR
             1962 - 1975
THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO ALL
AUSTRALIANS WHO SERVED IN SOUTH
VIETNAM AND TO THE MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES

 

Source: MA,DVA
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