Monday’s Monument: Tree of Life, Perth, Australia

Monday’s Monument: Tree of Life, Perth, Australia

This peace memorial, located on the sidewalk by Wesley Church, commemorates the prayers from the children of CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting), held in Perth in early 2011. The main plaque at its base explains: The Children’s Peace Project...
Monday’s Monument: Peace Park, Canberra, Australia

Monday’s Monument: Peace Park, Canberra, Australia

The Canberra Peace Park is beside Lake Burley Griffin between the lake and the National Library of Australia, in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. It was built in 1986, the United Nations Year of Peace. The central zone contains a square granite plinth with...
Monday’s Monument: Great Petition, Melbourne, Australia

Monday’s Monument: Great Petition, Melbourne, Australia

When suffragists campaigned for the vote in Australia in the late nineteenth century, critics said that women had no interest in political rights. Activists sought support from both men and women throughout Victoria. A giant petition with 30,000 signatures , later to...