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The Australian World Peace Bell was awarded to Cowra in 1992 for its long standing contribution to world peace and international understanding.

Capital cities usually reserve the right to erect the World Peace Bell, however Cowra`s commitment to the World Peace Bell`s objectives has meant Cowra was awarded the honour. The Bell is made of coins provided by 103 member countries of the United Nations, which were melted down and cast into the bell which is a replica of a bell in the United Nations.


Address:Darling Street, Civic Square, Cowra, 2794
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.834773
Long: 148.693621
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 15th September, 1992
Front Inscription

World Peace Bell

The Bell Is A Replica Of The Original
World Peace Bell Which Is Located In
The Inner Court Of The United Nations
Headquarters In New York.

Like The Original, This Bell Is Cast From
Melted Down Coins And Medals Of Member
Countries Of The United Nations In The Hope
That World Peace Will Be Realised.

Cowra Was Chosen By The Australian Government
As The Site For The Australian World Peace Bell
In Recognition Of Its Unique Contribution
To International Understanding, Promotion Of
Peace And As A Centre Of World Friendship.

The Bell Is A Gift From The World Peace Bell Assoc. Japan.

Weight 477 kilos.  Height 1.06m.  Diameter 60cm.

Left Side Inscription

Australian Chapter
Of The World Peace Bell
Dedicated To World Peace
In The Presence Of
His Excellency Rear Admiral
Peter Sinclair AC AO Governor Of N.S.W.
On World Peace
Day 15 September 1992.

Source: MA
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