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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Place
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Place

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Vietnam Veterans Place was conceived and created by Vietnam veterans, in conjunction with the Pine Rivers Shire, local businesses and tradesmen and commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War. 

It includes a large dedication rock and flag station, together with lawns, shrubs and a brick walkway that includes bricks stamped with the titles of every Australian unit to serve in Vietnam.  In 2011 a grant was received to install an honour roll at the memorial.

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:ANZAC Avenue & Duffield Road, Kallangur, 4503
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.249044
Long: 153.002648
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:Wes Mortemson
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1996
Source: SKP,QWMR,MA
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