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Cowra

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  • Day2

    Day 2 Hay

    June 13 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Day 2 started late because we did forget something and had to buy it and we needed to go see Robs dad.
    Long drive with a stop in Cowra for lunch, now maybe it’s just me but I didn’t realise that one of Australia’s POW camps was in Cowra they have a small exhibit at the information session along with a hologram telling the story or the Japanese prison break. The kids actually found the hologram really interesting though trying to explain war to a four year old wasn’t too fun.
    Next was a stop in Weethalle to have a look at the painted silos.
    Stopped for the night in Hay.
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  • Day56

    Port Augusta& Cowra, Australia

    April 12, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 29 °C

    Unsere wirklich beschwerliche und gefühlt nicht enden wollende Reise von knapp 2000 km durch das Innere des Landes führte uns von "Cactus Beach" an den folgenden Stationen inklusive Übernachtungen vorbei:

    07.-08.04. Port Augusta
    09.-10.04. Mildura
    10.-11.04. Wagga Wagga
    11.-12.04. Cowra

    Stellt euch vor, dass ihr bei 38 Grad ohne Klimaanlage, schwitzend, teilweise nur mit 'Buchsen' bekleidet, von Fliegen terrorisiert, mit steifem Nacken und tränenden Augen vom Zug der offenen Fenster, bei durchschnittlich 80 km/h durch ein ewig weites, staubtrockenes Nichts fahrt, bei dem ihr Kilometer weit, nichts als verdürrtes Land seht. Wenigstens erwartete uns in "Mildura" kurz vor Schließzeit eine kurze Abkühlung in einem kleinen Freibad.
    Nichtsdestotrotz sind wir dankbar für diese Erfahrung, konnten uns selbst auch in so einer Situation wieder ein wenig besser kennenlernen und hätten dies ohne unseren treuen Balu und Wassersprühflasche niemals überstanden.
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  • Day107

    Junee -Cowra

    May 18 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 8 °C

    After a frosty start to the day (-4 degrees) we took a tour around Junee and visited the licorice & chocolate factory and car museum and historic railway station before moving on to Cootamundra,birth place of Sir Donald Bradman and the Captains Walk of Fame.....a fabulous tribute to our cricket captains back to the 1800's. The Light Horsemen memorial and silo art were highlights of Harden. On then to Lambing Flats near Young where we had lunch by the lake and Chinese garden which was erected in honour of the Chinese miners back in the 1800's. On then to Grenfell to view another beautiful silo art before moving on to Cowra for more sightseeing tomorrow!Read more

  • Day1

    Cowra

    July 29, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Picked up our new car last Friday and after visiting Dad, then Luke in Queanbeyan we commenced our road trip.

    Heading towards Orange, we passed through Cowra and spent a couple of hours finding out a bit of history of the Cowra breakout. There was a terrific little holographic display in the visitors centre which got us up to speed with the events that happened in the POW camp in 1944. We checked out the World Peace Bell with both of us ringing it - makes a lovely dong. Then we went to the site of the Cowra Breakout where a group of people were making preparations for the upcoming 75th anniversary of the event next weekend. We finished our exploration of Cowra by visiting the Australian and Japanese War Cemeteries.

    Cowra is a nice looking town and there are many other things to look at, notably the popular Japanese Gardens. We didn't go this time because we have already been there and also the day was showery and quite cool. We also did not want to travel too late because there are plenty of kangaroos and wanted to avoid their active time.
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    Happy and safe travelling, All looks very interesting. John, &Marie R

    7/30/19Reply
     

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Cowra, CWT, カウラ, 카우라