Australia's World Peace Bell
The Australian World Peace Bell was awarded to Cowra 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.
Australia's World Peace Bell was officially launched by the Governor of NSW, His Excellency Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair, on 15 September 1992 - World Peace Day. On that day the Peace Bell at the United Nations was sounded to mark the opening of the Disarmament Session.
The Cowra Civic Square now proudly houses the Bell. The Pavilion is decorated with pottery tiles reflecting the community's ideas about the World Peace Bell and its association with Cowra. An audio recording plays at the Bell, telling the story of its significance in Cowra.
The Bell is the focus of Cowra's World Peace Day commemorations on the 3rd Tuesday in September each year, when Peace Bells throughout the world ring out to mark the opening of the Disarmament Session.
World Peace Bell in Cowra
Cowra NSW 2794
Australian Chapter of the World Peace Bell Association
(02) 6342 2975 (ph)
(02) 6341 1217 (fax)