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23-May-2016
23-May-2016

Photographs supplied by Peter Williams

The memorial barbecue was erected by the Gosford City Sub Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association to commemorate 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.

Location

Address:The Esplanade, Waterfront Reserve, Ettalong Beach, 2257
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.516342
Long: 151.334544
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975
Monument Manufacturer:Gosford City Sub Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association

Dedication

Front Inscription

This Memorial BBQ was erected by the Gosford City Sub Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association

In memory of those who served

Dedicated on 16th August 1997 by Mr Jim Lloyd, MP Member for Robertson

Source: MA
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