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24-September-2017 [Peter Williams]
24-September-2017 [Peter Williams]

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Four monuments along approximately 1 kilometre of the highway commemorate the veterans of World War Two, National Service, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the Malayan and Borneo conflicts. 

This monument commemorates those who served, died or were killed during the Vietnam War.  The monument is an ANZAC memorial that has inscribed on its black granite walls the names of the New Zealanders who also fell during the Vietnam war. The memorial has been constructed to resemble a gun pit and its proportions are similar to those that existed in Vietnam. Construction of the memorial was undertaken by the Muswellbrook RSL Sub-Branch.

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:New England Highway, Vietnam Memorial Rest Area, Muswellbrook, 2333
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.247673
Long: 150.896299
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1962
Approx. Event End Date:1972
Designer:John Flood O.A.M. (Muswellbrook, NSW)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 6th December, 2008
Front Inscription

Vietnam  

1962 -1972

[ Names ]

We should never forget
 

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Inscription in Proximity

Plaque :

Muswellbrook Vietnam Memorial

Dedicated 6th December 2008 by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO  Governor of New South Wales


 

Source: MA
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