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08-October-2017
08-October-2017

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A plaque commemorates Hiroshima Day and recognises the need to abhor nuclear war and to commit oneself to 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:Corio Street, R. T. Pollard Gardens, Sunshine, 3020
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.788883
Long: 144.831071
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:06-August-1944
Actual Event End Date:06-August-1944

Dedication

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

CITY OF SUNSHINE
To Commemorate Hiroshima Day

"To remember Hiroshima
Is To Abhor Nuclear War 
To Remember Hiroshima Is To
Commit Oneself To Peace.

T McDamill, Mayor, 6. 8. 1984

 

Source: MA,VMR
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