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... have been lovely.
Once we had gone down to the furthest ruins it was uphill all the way back.We continue on to the War Cemetery and the only Japanese War Cemetery in the world. Walking through the gates, a path under an arched avenue of beautiful blossom trees leads to the Japanese War Cemetery.
Members of the regiment have a separate entry gate to their cemetery of white headstones.
By now we are really tired, have walked so far today, much of it uphill.
We pay a visit ...
... for the days of the bullock drays.
The Australian Captain's Walk has busts of most of the Australian Test Captains up to and including Michael Clarke. The closest that I will ever get to Ricky Ponting was having a photo taken with him on the walk!! On driving around, we did see many Cootamundra Wattles just starting to bloom. It would look magnificent in a couple of weeks.
... him. He visited the local war museum, walked to the town for his paper and relaxed in the sun. On the second day he took a drive to Wyangala Dam but was disappointed that he would have to pay $10 to enter the park. So he turned around and came back to Cowra to play 9 holes of golf. He took some pictures on the way to the Dam as it was a very pleasant drive.
... War Cemetery in the world.
A Japanese garden has been established in Cowra. Designed by Ken Nakajima, it incorporates the boulders and gum trees of the original landscape in a Japanese-style garden. It is so tranquil and breathtakingly beautiful.
We spent our first afternoon in Cowra, setting up camp, catching up with domestic necessities such as shopping and washing. I managed to take time out to go to ...
... What emerges from this tragic loss is a story of bravery, honour and reconciliation.
From there we went to Cowra Cemetery where the Japanese soldiers who lost their lives on that fateful night are buried along with the Australian soldiers who were also killed. The remains of all other Japanese who had died during the war, both civilian and military, were brought to Cowra to be ...