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The Sister City movement is a worldwide concept, which originated in the USA shortly after World War II - a period in history, like now, where people wanted to focus on community values and exchanges to encourage international understanding and ultimately world peace. Today, there are some 200 municipalities across Australia which have more than 460 overseas affiliations.
The City of Greater Bendigo has two Sister City relationships:
In addition, for 20 years, the City of Greater Bendigo had a positive Sister City relationship with Tianshui (1993-2013).
The Bendigo Sister Community Committee Inc.:
The Sister Cities Committee has broad representation but also recognises that there are people in the community interested in participating in Sister City activities who are unable to attend meetings.
Meetings are held every second Thursday of each month from 4.30 to 6pm in a central Bendigo location.
To contact the committee:
The photo shows City of Greater Bendigo mayor, Cr Alec Sandner, Dorothy Dickson, and chairman of the Bendigo Sister Cities Committee, Peter Mundy.
Shortly afterwards, Mr Mundy paid a reciprocal visit to Los Altos.
Photograph Courtesy of the Bendigo Advertiser, 7 March 2012
On 23 January 2010 the Bendigo Sister Cities Gardens in Rosalind Park were officially opened. Three gardens represent the style of gardens of our three Sister Cities.
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Updated: 3:06 PM, 10 May 2013
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