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60周年記念の永久記念物としてカウラロータリー樹木園を巡るカウラ平和遊歩道が造られた。遊歩道はこの60年間のカウラと日本の和解を記念したもので、300メートルの遊歩道の一方の端には脱走した日本人捕虜を追い返さずに食べ物を与えたメイ・ウェアー夫人の写真、もう一方の端にはカウラ日本庭園で並んで座る元捕虜森木勝と元監視兵ワル・マッケンジーの写真を飾っている。遊歩道には200枚の敷石が敷かれる予定である。8月5日の遊歩道の開通式では既に200枚以上の敷石が売れ、日豪両国人のカウラでの和解と平和の理想を積極的に推進しようとする姿が窺われた。記念式典の文化的行事としては、脱走事件を扱った劇『黄色い血( blood yellow )』が上演され、日本大使館主催の「写楽」展など各種の展覧会、尺八の演奏会、裏千家協会による茶道の実演などが行われた。また、カウラの捕虜収容所には1941年から47年までイタリア人捕虜も収容されており、これを記念するために聖ラファエル協会ではイタリア語によるミサが行われ、マリガン葡萄酒醸造所ではイタリア人捕虜にまつわる遺品が展示された。

TERRY COLHOUN: laurence, we recorded in march 2003, just after you became chairman of the organising committee and most popular ways to make money you expressed some thoughts then on where you hoped this most popular ways to make money week would end up. Now, I’m looking at the transcript of it. You said that you thought this might be the last most popular ways to make money chance to bring together people who had some participation in most popular ways to make money the running of the camp, or perhaps in the breakout, particularly japanese. Has it worked out that way?

LAWRANCE RYAN: very much so terry. I think what we set out to do right from most popular ways to make money the first part of the planning process for the commemorations most popular ways to make money was to include both japanese and australian veterans of the most popular ways to make money breakout and I think the events we have planned and most popular ways to make money the wonderful response that we have had certainly indicate that. We have got a number of people from the breakout most popular ways to make money association who are australian veterans here in cowra this week. We are also very, very pleased that four of the former japanese prisoners of most popular ways to make money war have come to cowra for the anniversary commemorations.

RYAN: the lasting memorial for the 60th anniversary is the cowra most popular ways to make money peace pathway, which is a wonderful pathway that was proposed by tony most popular ways to make money mooney to travel through the cowra rotary arboretum. The memorial, the peace pathway, the whole idea of it is to commemorate significant acts most popular ways to make money of reconciliation that have occurred between cowra and japan in most popular ways to make money the 60 years since the breakout and to give people most popular ways to make money the opportunity to actually become part of that feeling of most popular ways to make money participation in that reconciliation. So the way we have done it is to have most popular ways to make money two large metallic photographic plaques at either end of the most popular ways to make money pathway: one shows the act of reconciliation between mrs may weir most popular ways to make money at her property at homewood just outside of cowra back most popular ways to make money in august 1944 when she gave japanese escapees tea and most popular ways to make money hot food when they approached her home rather than send most popular ways to make money them away; and at the other end of the pathway is that most popular ways to make money quite famous photo of moriki masaru and wal mckenzie, a former prisoner of war and former guard sitting side most popular ways to make money by side in the japanese garden. Eventually that pathway, which is about 300 metres long, will be filled with pavers purchased by people who have most popular ways to make money a love of the values of peace and reconciliation that most popular ways to make money are shown here in cowra. We are very, very pleased to say that for the pathway so far most popular ways to make money – stage one of the pathway we set for 200 pavers most popular ways to make money – in excess of 200 pavers have been sold for the most popular ways to make money launch on 5 august. We are absolutely delighted that we have been able to most popular ways to make money attract that much attention in such a short time. It shows that people both in australia and in japan most popular ways to make money who have supported the concept of the peace pathway do most popular ways to make money really see it as great opportunity to look at what most popular ways to make money has happened here at cowra and to make a positive most popular ways to make money contribution in their own right, saying they support the ideals of reconciliation and peace that most popular ways to make money have occurred here.

RYAN: we certainly did, terry. We had a wonderful programme of cultural events as well most popular ways to make money as commemorative events. Blood yellow was a play by an australian author by most popular ways to make money the name of barbara stellmach. It was first brought to our attention by the late most popular ways to make money marion starr, and in 2003 the musical dramatic society here in cowra most popular ways to make money staged a production of blood yellow in memory of marion most popular ways to make money and it was very, very successful. Immediately after the conclusion of the production I said to most popular ways to make money the cast would they be interest in doing it as most popular ways to make money part of the 60th anniversary commemorations, and they said they certainly would. As a result we have four productions of blood yellow most popular ways to make money scheduled during the anniversary celebrations.

RYAN: blood yellow is a play about the breakout. It’s set in a house overlooking the campsite, and it revolves around the emotions and the events as most popular ways to make money they occur on the night of the breakout. You first see the house before the breakout, we then see it during the breakout and the conclusion most popular ways to make money after the breakout when a japanese prisoner of war turns most popular ways to make money up at the front door of the house. Now, we see that interaction in people, knowing that the camp is there but not really understanding most popular ways to make money what’s going on there and with the breakout, with the fear associated with the breakout and then the most popular ways to make money even greater fear when one of the japanese turns up most popular ways to make money at the front door of the home. It is a wonderful story and it sort of encapsulates most popular ways to make money the feelings and emotions of the cowra people on the most popular ways to make money night of the breakout.

RYAN: there are some very great cultural activities, actually. The embassy of japan has been very generous. They have a wonderful exhibition called sharaku, who was a traditional japanese artist, which starts off with woodcuts. The exhibition portrays great japanese actors and the various ways most popular ways to make money sharaku has portrayed them in art and so on. We have also, on the afternoon of 4 august, a concert to be performed at the cowra civic centre most popular ways to make money which features rily lee, a noted grandmaster of shakuhachi and mr terry colhoun who most popular ways to make money is going to do japanese poetry in english. That will be a great cultural exchange. At the same time we have the urasenke foundation performing most popular ways to make money a tea ceremony and the ambassador hosting a reception. There will be other exhibitions as well, such as: the cowra art gallery features works from all over australia, including many from the australian war memorial; the cowra japanese gardens features works by local artists; and another historical exhibition at the returned and services league most popular ways to make money (RSL) rooms and also in the cowra visitor information centre.

RYAN: it’s very easy – because the breakout is such an important historical event – it is very easy to forget that the camp did most popular ways to make money host italians from 1941 to 1947. We wanted to go out of our way to show most popular ways to make money that involvement, and early in the commemorative program we staged a number most popular ways to make money of events that relate specifically to the italians. There was a mass celebrated in italian at st raphael’s church. We actually had cardinal cassidy, a retired cardinal who spent many years in vatican city, who conducted the mass in italian. We also had a wonderful commemoration out at mulligan’s winery on the grenfell road. Mulligan’s have just established a most magnificent display of memorabilia most popular ways to make money relating to the italian prisoners of war and we were most popular ways to make money very, very pleased when a 93 year old former prisoner of most popular ways to make money war, who lives not far from cowra at parkes, was able to come across with his family and be most popular ways to make money part of those commemorations. It was really something special to see that man here.

RYAN: we were lucky that the local schools have shown an most popular ways to make money involvement, and even luckier that the japanese nagakura foundation donated a most popular ways to make money significant amount of money for us to host what we most popular ways to make money call a “youth ambassador” program. We selected ten students from local schools who have been most popular ways to make money trained in the history of the breakout and, looking at events during the commemoration program, they will be the human face of the commemorations. They will be the “meeters and greeters” of people at the various commemorative events and we think most popular ways to make money it is a great way to pass the baton on most popular ways to make money to the younger generation, to interest them in what has happened here at cowra most popular ways to make money and to give them the opportunity to be part of most popular ways to make money the great commemorations of the breakout. And very interestingly one of those ambassadors is the current most popular ways to make money seikei exchange student, sarah yamada and we are very, very delighted that she is able to take part in most popular ways to make money the event.

RYAN: yes, we have a group of 27 students coming from nara most popular ways to make money who will be here on the main day. They will be going to the major commemorative events and most popular ways to make money of course, what they will be doing rather than going to the most popular ways to make money official luncheon, they will having a luncheon of their own with our most popular ways to make money youth ambassadors. It is a great opportunity for the high school students most popular ways to make money from nara to mix with the cowra high school and most popular ways to make money st raphael’s high school students, and to actually pass on that friendship from one to most popular ways to make money one with students of their own age.

RYAN: he is indeed, and we were delighted when mr YURA rang us and most popular ways to make money said he was coming and we offered, and allowed him to stay with us. He is here in cowra and is going to take most popular ways to make money an active part in the commemorations. He will be there at the handing over of the most popular ways to make money plans, the original plans from the war cemetery, at a service and afternoon tea on thursday afternoon. We are really delighted that he can be here and most popular ways to make money are looking forward to making his stay here a very most popular ways to make money memorable one.

RYAN: terry, I think I’ll be involved in the cowra–japan relationship for a little while longer, but I think if we can get even one or most popular ways to make money two local cowra young people interested in what we have most popular ways to make money done this week, who want to see it continue, who recognise that the reconciliations and friendships developed in cowra most popular ways to make money as a result of the cowra breakout, that that reconciliation and understanding is something worth carrying forward, then we have achieved what we have wanted to achieve most popular ways to make money here in cowra this year. Sure, it’s great to commemorate, and it is appropriate that we commemorate those events that most popular ways to make money happened, but we have got to recognise that what happened here most popular ways to make money in cowra wasn’t just the recognition of one single, historical event – the one event that changed our town and that has most popular ways to make money led to such friendship and wonderful co-operation between cowra and japan. I think if we can encourage young people we have most popular ways to make money certainly achieved what we set out to do, to pass that baton onto the younger generation, and to make sure that the ideals of peace and most popular ways to make money reconciliation that have been shown by others over the years most popular ways to make money by the cowra breakout won’t be forgotten.

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