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Cowra Australian Italian Friendship Memorial
Cowra Australian Italian Friendship Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Russell Byers

Cowra Australian-Italian Friendship Memorial is a polished red granite wall on a three-stepped polished black granite base. In the centre of the wall is an aperture in which are two bronze arms shaking hands.

The Cowra Italy Friendship Monument was officially opened on Australia Day 1998 to celebrate the Italian link to Australia. In particular it was erected in recognition of the Italians prisoners-of-war and Internees held Cowra during World War Two.

Location

Address:Lynch & Kendal Streets, Fred Arnold Park, Cowra, 2794
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.835278
Long: 148.698333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Manufacturer:Granitex Pty. Ltd.

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th January, 1997
Front Inscription

"May We Never Forget
The Price Of Peace"

SEBASTIANO    MONUMENT    MAYOR BRUCE
 GALAZZO        ORGANISER           MILLER    

DEDICATED TO OUR
ENDURING FRIENDSHIP
26TH JANUARY 1997    

Plaque:
In Memory Of Australian And Italian
Service Personnel Who Died During WWII,
To Those Who Worked And Were Interned
At The Cowra Prisoner Of War Camp
And In Recognition And Appreciation
Of The Very Significant Cultural,
Social and Economic Contributions To
Australian Society By The Italian People.

 

Left Side Inscription

Australia
Peace

Right Side Inscription

Italia
Pace

 

 

 

Source: MA,SKP
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