Cowra Voices

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Cowra, Photo by Mayu Kanamori

September 17, 2018

Cowra Voices project begins recording ‘voices’ in Cowra

Cowra Voices project facilitators Mayu Kanamori and Masako Fukui arrived in Cowra today to begin recording all the ‘voices’ and stories for the app.

After a meeting with project partner ABC Central West, Mayu and Masako met with former Cowra Council mayor Bruce Miller about the Saburo Nagakura Park and Cowra born and Cowra Guardian journalist Kelsey Sutor about Sakura Avenue.

The Cowra Voices team will be in Cowra until September 22nd. More information is in our blog.




September 11, 2018

Cowra Voices project receives continued funding from Australia-Japan Foundation, Cowra Council and Cowra Breakout Association

Cowra Voices storytelling project has received continued funding from the Australia-Japan Foundation ,Cowra Council and the Cowra Breakout Association to create the geo-location capable app. The grant will enable the project to record the peace and reconciliation stories unique to Cowra and to build and test the app, due to be launched in August 2019.

In mid-September, the recordings of the stories which will comprise the app will begin in Cowra.



February 18, 2018

Cowra Voices storytelling project begins with visit to Cowra with Japanese students

Cowra Voices App Diagram
Cowra Voices App Diagram, Chie Muraoka Designer

Nikkei Australia members will accompany six design students from Tokai University’s Sapporo campus on a visit Cowra between February 23rd and 25th to begin work on Cowra Voices.

The university students will homestay with Cowra locals and visit famous sites including the cemeteries, Japanese Gardens, the Peace Bell, and POW Camp Site. They will have the opportunity to meet representatives of Cowra Council and learn about Cowra’s history. They will contribute to the technical and aesthetic design of the app, which is expected to be launched at the 75th anniversary of the Cowra Breakout in August, 2019.

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