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13-January-2020 (John Huth)
13-January-2020 (John Huth)

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The monument commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1973.

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:Molesworth Street, Lismore, 2480
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.810473
Long: 153.274219
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
Approx. Event End Date:01-January-1973

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th November, 1991
Front Inscription

Vietnam

1962 - 73

In memory of those who served

Lest We Forget

Left Side Inscription

The Far North Coast Vietnam Memorial was dedicated by Major General Peter Arnison Commander 1st Division on Saturday 9th November 1991

Back Inscription

Of the 50000 personnel who served in Vietnam, 504 died.

This memorial was financed by the citizens of the Far North Coast of New South Wales

 

Right Side Inscription

Far North Coast Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee 1991

Patron : His Worship the Mayor of Lismore, Ald Harold Fredericks JP

Chairman :           Graeme Davis CSM
Vice-chairman :    Ken Northfield
Secretary :            Sheldon Maher OAM
Treasurer :            Peter Harley
Project Manager : Allan Elliott BEM

Source: MA,SKP
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