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Memorial to Japanese POW's Cowra Breakout

Japanese Garden Cowra

Japanese Garden Cowra

Japanese Garden Cowra


6th February. Couldn’t wait to leave Orange, we headed towards Cowra, more very hilly scenic country, lots of vineyards, orchards and sheep properties, the vineyards aren’t the flashy types like Brown Brothers and Kaiser. We arrived at the Cowra Caravan Park and are pleased that it is a very nice park with very good amenities at present we have booked in for two nights. After lunch we went to the sight of the Cowra Break Out (when some 900 P.O.W tried to break out of prison on the 5th August, 1944) there is a couple of small memorials. Then we went to the Japanese Garden which is in memory of all those that died as prisoners of war, the garden is so beautiful, a serene and peaceful place in all it covers 5 hectares, it has a series of waterfalls, ponds filled with Koi, little bridges, Japanese buildings and an amazingly beautiful lawns and gardens, we spent a couple of hours enjoying it.



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