Australia and Italy Second World War Memorial Wall, Cowra

Description

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. 

Inscription

Wall 

"MAY WE NEVER FORGET THE PRICE OF PEACE"

AUSTRALIA PEACE

ITALIA PEACE

DEDICATED TO OUR ENDURING FRIENDSHIP 26TH JANUARY 1997

Plaque

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.

Address
Cnr Lynch and Kendall Streets
Cowra NSW 2794
Local Government Area
  • Cowra Shire
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Wall
Recorded by
Kent - Monument Australia
Established date
1997
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1997-01-26
Dedication date
26 January 1997
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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