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Rotary Peace City : June 2014
Rotary Peace City : June 2014

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Plaque commemorates the declaration of Goulburn as a Rotary Peace City in 2000.  Rotary Peace Monuments are erected to commemorate the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace, through a world fellowship of business and professional persons, united in the ideal of service "to work for peace".

The current Rotary Peace City/Town project started on November 13, 1990, when the Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Kooringal agreed to support the project, to dedicate Wagga Wagga as a Rotary Peace City and to erect a peace monument in the city. The project was officially launched in Wagga Wagga in October, 1991, inspired by Past President Rajendra Saboo's theme Look Beyond Yourself with the symbol of the dove of peace flying over the world taken as the official Peace City/Town emblem.

On February 23, 1993, the first peace monument was unveiled by Past World President Royce Abbey and the then Mayor Pat Brassil declared the City of Wagga Wagga the first Rotary Peace City in the world.

There now are more than 20 peace counties, cities and towns in different countries in the world. Manila, in the Philippines, was the second Rotary Peace City to be declared on June 22, 1994, and the first outside Australia

Location

Address:Reynolds Street, Goulburn, 2580
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.746391
Long: 149.733451
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 5th May, 2000
Front Inscription
ROTARY DISTRICT PEACE CITY
SPONSORED BY THE ROTARY CLUBS OF
GOULBURN
GOULBURN MULWAREE
GOULBURN ARGYLE
THE CITY OF GOULBURN
WAS DECLARED A ROTARY PEACE CITY
ON FRIDAY 5TH MAY 2000
BY THE
MAYOR OF GOULBURN MAX HADLOW
ROTARY DISTRICT GOVERNOR ROB WYLIE

Rotary Districy(sic) Peace Communities Project

 
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