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Australian World Peace Bell

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There are World Peace Bells around the world which are rung on World Peace Day (the 3rd Tuesday of September) to mark the opening of the United Nations Disarmament Session. Australia's World Peace Bell is located in the town of Cowra in New South Wales. It was launched on 15 September 1992.

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A: Cowra: WWII POW camp

door Hoylen Sue, 2.6 hier vandaan

A World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp used to be here, on the outskirts of Cowra in NSW. It mainl...

Cowra: WWII POW camp

B: Forbes cemetery

door Hoylen Sue, 82.7 hier vandaan

Kate Foster's grave stands in the Forbes Cemetery, in central NSW, Australia. She was born Kate Kelly...

Forbes cemetery

C: Top of the hill, Mount Panorama, Bathurst

door John Eggers, 89.8 hier vandaan

This panorama was taken at Brock's skyline at Mount Panorama in Bathurst. It is possibly the best kno...

Top of the hill, Mount Panorama, Bathurst

D: Mount Panorama Race Circuit

door Klaus Mayer, 91.5 hier vandaan

Opened in 1938 as dusty country track, Mount Panorama Racing Circuit is now one of the world's top th...

Mount Panorama Race Circuit

E: Kings Parade with Bell Tower, Bathurst, NSW

door John Eggers, 94.2 hier vandaan

King's Parade is a pretty little park opposite the old Bathurst Court House. Many well tended flower ...

Kings Parade with Bell Tower, Bathurst, NSW

F: Parkes observatory side road

door Hoylen Sue, 101.2 hier vandaan

The Parkes radio telescope played an important role during the Apollo missions, receiving radio signa...

Parkes observatory side road

G: Parkes Radio Telescope aka "The Dish"

door Florian Knorn, 101.2 hier vandaan

"The Dish" as it is most commonly known among non-astronomers, or the "CSIRO Parkes Observatory".This...

Parkes Radio Telescope aka "The Dish"

H: The Dish

door Frank Taylor, 101.2 hier vandaan

The CSIRO Parkes Observatory is a very large radio telescope which was used to support the Apollo 11 ...

The Dish

I: Parkes Observatory Dish

door Hoylen Sue, 101.2 hier vandaan

The Parkes Observatory is just north of the town of Parkes. The 64 metre dish is the second largest i...

Parkes Observatory Dish

J: Parkes Observatory plaque

door Hoylen Sue, 101.2 hier vandaan

This plaque commemorates the role the Parkes radio telescope played in the Apollo 11 moon landing. On...

Parkes Observatory plaque

Dit panorama is genomen in Australia

Dit is een overzicht van Australia

There are no kangaroos in Austria.

We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!

Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.

This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!

Text by Steve Smith.

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