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19-February-2016
19-February-2016

Photographs supplied by Erich Nussbaumer

The monument commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War. The monument features a centrepiece memorial, a Long Tan cross surrounded on either side by etched pavers containing the names of those who served. 

The waterfall and memorial walk was constructed by Rod and Pam Elkington in 2012. 

The monument is within the Standown Caravan Park.  Anyone is welcome to visit the monument, but if they are not staying at the park, it would be preferable to park outside and walk in.

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:91 Radtke Road, Standown Caravan Park, Kia Ora , 4570
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.027786
Long: 152.793552
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975
Monument Manufacturer:Signature Engraving (Pavers)

Dedication

Front Inscription

Standown Park

Memorial for those who served

 

Source: MA
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