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Lantern Parade – Cowra Breakout 80th Anniversary

Sun 4 August at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Walk with us as we make our way to the Commemorative Community Event at the POW Campsite. A giant crane, a symbol of hope and peace will lead a parade of 239 lanterns, each representing those lost as a result of the Cowra Breakout.
The parade will assemble at the Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre carpark at 4pm and will make its way from the Japanese Garden along Sakura Avenue to the Cowra POW Campsite.
The crane and lanterns will then be placed in front of the Peace Panels and remain in place for the 1.30am event.
📆: 4th August
⏰: 4pm.
📧: To register for a lantern, please contact Roslyn Ryan via email at ryansclan@bigpond.com.


Sun 4 August
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Cowra, NSW 2794 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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