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A miniature replica of the Long Tan Cross commemorates those who fought and died in the Vietnam War. The cross is surrounded with plaques commemorating local soldiers who died in the conflict. 

Note: The Long Tan Cross is a memorial which was erected by the 6th battalion, Royal Australian Regiment on 18 August 1969 to mark the site of the Battle of Long Tan, which was fought three years earlier during the Vietnam War. While the cross was removed following the Communist victory in 1975 and used to commemorate a priest, it was recovered by the Dong Nai Province Museum in 1984 and placed on display. A replica cross was also erected on the battlefield during the 1980s, and is frequently visited by Australian Vietnam War veterans.

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 & Pitt Streets, Bundaberg Veterans Drop In Centre, Bundaberg, 4670
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.880431
Long: 152.362942
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Cross
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Front Inscription

This replica of the Long Tan Memorial is dedicated to all Australian servicemen who lost their lives in the Vietnam Conflict

Source: QWMR
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