A Stone for Peace
The Peace Garden is dedicated to the creation of a sustainable peace within the individual, between people, and, between humanity and the rest of the living world. It surrounds a pond and is comprised of three sculptural components representing the past, present and future.
People are invited to bring "a stone for peace" which they will place within the Ancestral Midden (past). These stones are placed in honour of a particular ancestor or ancestral story. The growing pile symbolizes how the many diverse ancestral stories/truths comprise the one universal story.
The placing of one person's stone next to another person's stone (of placing one person's truth next to another's truth) is that it implies a peaceful coexistence. The opposite of this is the throwing of stones at a neighbor.
The other components of the Peace Garden are the six-tonne Split Rock (present) symbolizing compassion, and, the six-metre tall Spiral/Womb of the Earth (future) symbolizing eternal hope through everlasting life, and the Peace Fire.
This fire acts as a catalyst for reconciliation between
It is a cleansing fire; a sacred fire whose nature is to
It serves as a beacon of hope for those seeking a world
Directions: At Nubeena on
the Tasman Peninsula take the Roaring Beach Road turnoff. After five kilometres
take a left at the Windgrove sign and drive a further two kilometres.