Published: Tue 24 Jul 2012

For the first time in Australia the original Long Tan cross, an important symbol of the war in Vietnam, will be on display at the Australian War Memorial. Media are invited to a preview of the cross before it is installed at the Memorial.

The battle of Long Tan, Australia’s single most costly engagement in Vietnam, has come to symboliseour nation’s ten-year-long involvement in the war.

On loan from the Dong Nai Museum and the Ministry of Culture, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Long Tan cross will be on display from 17 August 2012 until April 2013.


What:       Media preview of the original Long Tan cross


Who:        Ms. Nola Anderson, Acting Director, Australian War Memorial


When:      11.00 am Thursday 26 July 2012


Where:     Australian War Memorial Treloar Conservation and Storage     

               Annex, 8 Callan Street, Mitchell ACT (map)



Tom Vasey           (02) 6243 4575     0409 600 038

Marylou Pooley    (02) 6243 4383     0412 646 298