2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. To commemorate this important year, the NSW Government is interviewing WWII veterans about their experiences. Read our 75th Anniversary Stories.
This memorial is a polished red granite wall on a three-stepped polished black granite base. In the centre of the wall is an aperture which houses a sculpture of two bronze arms shaking hands. The monument was officially opened on Australia Day 1997 in honour of Australian and Italian service personnel who served or fell in the Second World War, and in recognition of the Italian prisoners of war and internees in Cowra during that time. It was manufactured by Granitex Pty. Limited.
"MAY WE NEVER FORGET THE PRICE OF PEACE"
DEDICATED TO OUR ENDURING FRIENDSHIP 26TH JANUARY 1997
IN MEMORY OF AUSTRALIAN AND ITALIAN SERVICE PERSONNEL WHO DIED DURING WWII, TO THOSE WHO WORKED AND WERE INTERNED AT THE COWRA PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AND IN RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION OF THE VERY SIGNIFICANT CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY BY THE ITALIAN PEOPLE.
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