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17-November-2014
17-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Geoff Turner / Peter Williams

The monument commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War. The new memorial replaces the original which was dedicated on the 10th August 2002. 

The granite memorial was built by Gosford Marble and Granite and designed by Artscape of Tuggerah in close consultation with the Vietnam Veterans, Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association of Australia, Central Coast Sub-Branch and Gosford Council. Design and construction cost about $50,000.

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:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975
Designer:Artscape of Tuggerah
Monument Manufacturer:Gosford Marble & Granite (Gosford, NSW)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd February, 2014
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

 

Back Inscription

Vietnam War

1962 - 1975

Right Side Inscription

This memorial is dedicated to those who made the  supreme sacrifice for their country as a result of the Vietnam War

1962 - 1975

Source: MA,NRWM
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