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02-December-2014 (Bryan Hardy)
02-December-2014 (Bryan Hardy)

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The pavilion commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during the Vietnam War.

The building was built in 1899 and was formerly the Anglican Mortuary chapel at Karrakatta Cemetery. The pavilion was dismantled and relocated to King`s Park in October 1988. On the rear wall engraved on black marble are the names of 61 West Australian servicemen who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.  The memorial is protected by iron gates, originally used at the entrance of the Western Australian Museum.

Outside the building is a full size bronze statue depicting two soldiers, one from the Australian army and the other from the South Vietnamese army.

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:May Drive, Synergy Parkland, Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Kings Park , 6005
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.965318
Long: 115.820946
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
Approx. Event End Date:1973
Designer:Khoat Van Nguyen (statue)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th December, 2002
Front Inscription

Vietnam Memorial Pavilion

Vietnam 1962 - 1973

Roll of Honour 

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Inscription in Proximity

Cong Dong Nguoi Viet Tu Do Tay Uc
Vietnamese community in Western Australia

Dedicated by the Hon Dr Geoff Gallop MLA  Premier of Western Australia  
7 December 2002

Hoi Cuu Quan Nhan Qlvnch Tay Uc
The Republic of Vietnam Veterans` Association of W.A.
Thuc Hien

Sculptor : Mr Khoat Van Nguyen
 

Source: MA,SKP
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