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A memorial commemorates Hiroshima Day and states a commitment to world peace.

Hiroshima Day commemorates 6 August 1945, the day when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, followed a few days later by another dropped on the city of Nagasaki. The bombings effectively ended World War Two by bringing about the surrender of Japan, but at a terrible price – the two cities were destroyed and casualties, mostly civilians, were estimated at around 200,000, with many more people dying later from injuries and illness.

Hiroshima Day is now a focus for anti-war and anti-nuclear discussions and demonstrations.

Location

Address:266 Gower Street, Preston Library, Preston, 3072
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.740529
Long: 145.005986
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:06-August-1945
Actual Event End Date:06-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 6th August, 1984
Approx. Monument Dedication Date:
Front Inscription

To commemorate Hiroshima Day.

To remember Hiroshima is to abhor nuclear war.
To remember Hiroshima is to commit oneself to peace.

Cr D J Sheldon J. P. Mayor
6 August 1984

Source: VMR,RHSV
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