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Far North Coast Vietnam Memorial, Lismore

Far North Coast Vietnam Memorial, Lismore
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Lismore Far North Coast Vietnam Memorial
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Lismore Far North Coast Vietnam Memorial, close-up of obelisk
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Lismore Far North Coast Vietnam Memorial, close-up of map inscribed on memorial
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Lismore Far North Coast Vietnam Memorial, close-up of financing inscription
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Lismore Far North Coast Vietnam Memorial, close-up of committee plaque
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Description / Background

The memorial is a monument made from polished black stone. The base is a curved wall, which has the emblems of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, and Royal Australian Air Force attached to its front face. On top of the wall is an obelisk, made from the same material. The front of the obelisk is inscribed with a dedication to members of the Australian military forces who served in Vietnam from 1962 to 1973. Inscribed on the back, is a map of South East Asia showing Vietnam and Australia. 

The memorial is positioned on a circular platform of brick paving, consisting of two levels. A ramp is incorporated into the design to allow easy access to the monument. The platform is surrounded by brick paving and two flagpoles stand on the paving, directly behind the monument. 

The memorial was built in 1991. A number of plaques attached to the base give details of the its construction. It is located in Lismore's Commemorative Park, where commemorative services are held. 

Inscription

Front

Vietnam
1962–73

In memory of those
who served

Lest We Forget

Back 

[Map]

Of the 50 000 personnel who
served in Vietnam, 504 died.

Left side - plaque

The Far North Coast
Vietnam Memorial
was dedicated by
Major General Peter Arnison
Commander
1st Division
on
Saturday 9th November 1991

Right side - plaque

Far North Coast Vietnam Veterans'
Memorial Committee 1991

PATRON: His Worship the Mayor of Lismore,
Ald Harold Fredericks JP

CHAIRMAN; Graeme Smith CSM
VICE-CHAIRMAN; Ken Northfield
SECRETARY: Sheldon Maher OAM
TREASURER: Peter Harley
PROJECT MANAGER: Allan Elliott BEM

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Address
Commemorative Park
Cnr Molesworth and Market Streets
Lismore NSW 2480
Local Government Area
Lismore, City of
Setting
Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Monument
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1991
Dedication date
09 November 1991
Conflict/s
Vietnam War, 1962–75
Materials
Other stone