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NSW town Cowra's incredible Japanese gardens

17:30 AEST Sat Oct 20 2012
The New South Wales town of Cowra was established in the 1820s. The site was chosen where the Lachlan River was most easily forded, facilitating trade links between the western plains and the south of the state.

In the late 1800s there were around 200 people living there, and life was good and stable. Until WWII.

During that six-year period, there was just one land battle on Australian soil - the Cowra breakout.

In 1979 the Cowra Japanese Garden was planted to commemorate the fallen, and we asked Kelly to visit the little piece of Japan.

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