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Send your own message of peace to the world on Anzac Day

By Ian Bushnell 19 April 2018 0
The Rotary Peace Bell

The Rotary Peace Bell was launched at Nara Peace Park on February 23. Photo: Jack Mohr.

As the clouds of war continue to gather, people can send a message of hope to the world on Anzac Day by ringing Canberra’s new peace bell by Lake Burley Griffin.

The Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin is inviting all Canberra residents and visitors to attend the Lennox Gardens and Nara Peace Park in Yarralumla to ring the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell during the afternoon of Anzac Day.

The striker for the Peace Bell will be in place from 12.30 – 4 pm on Wednesday, 25 April 2018.

Launched on 23 February, the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell is the 23rd World Peace Bell in the world, and the second in Australia.

World Peace Bells are located all around the world, the first one being a gift from Japan to the United Nations in 1954 as a sign of peace after World War II.

The Peace Bell and pavilion that houses it were a project of the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin and allows all people to ring the Peace Bell, reflect on the past and send a message of hope for peace in the world, between nations, between cities, between neighbours, and in the home.

The 365kg Peace Bell is housed in a special pavilion designed by Fred and Lauren Kasparek and built by Ram Constructions.

Many Canberra businesses, school groups, Scouts and individuals contributed to the cost of the pavilion and for the project to come to fruition.


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