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28-February-2015
28-February-2015

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A tree (Grevillea baileyana) commemorates those who served in Vietnam War.

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:Downs & Lowry Street, Ipswich RSL Services Club, North Ipswich, 4305
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.606863
Long: 152.759711
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:27-April- 1975
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 19th August, 1984
Front Inscription

Plaque : 

This plaque commemorates those who served in Vietnam

Unveiled on 19th August 1984 by Air Commodore J. I. Thomson AM ADC Officer Commanding RAAF Amberley

Plaque : 

This tree symbolises the spirit of life.

Should it die another will be planted so life goes on. 

Some of our comrades who served in Vietnam lost their life but only in spirit that others may live.

That is the true spirit of life. 

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