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04-February-2018 (Sandra Brown)
04-February-2018 (Sandra Brown)

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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.

Inscription in Proximity

New South Wales Cntenary of ANZAC
2014 2018

On 4th August 2014 representative of eighteen nations rang Australia`s World Peace Bell in solemn commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War one hundred years ago

"They sacrificed themselves in the belief that the cause they upheld was the cause of peace." 

Source: MA
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