This is a subject close to my heart.
Even though I live in Victoria, my niece has lived in Western Australia for 30 odd years. Her partner/hubby Gary Nash was one of the survivors of the Bali Bombings at Paddy's Bar. Gary was over there with mates from the football club for the end of year shindin. As Bali is /was known as West Australia's playground well it was where many Aussies went for holidays....stupidly enough it was cheaper than travelling across to the East coast of OZ. Well Gary is one of the survivors but one of many who have worked hard and tirelessly to get this project off the ground. Even though we all know that there will be no peace while islam is allowed to keep committing their destruction, but it is a way of saying 'UP YOURS". The Balinese people suffered just as much and it was their livelihood that was torn away from them. The poor buggas felt somewhat responsible because the tourists went to them for fun and to buy their wares. This park is a symbol of the peace that normal people desire in this life, and not death, destruction, murder and mayhem. Please think about a $2 donation and spport their website. Spread it around to let those islamist bastards know that we Aussies get back up when we are kicked to the ground. Never gonna keep us down.....BEAUSEANT!!!!!!
This is a copy of the September 2008 newsletter.
WHAT’S NEW? September 2008
Firstly, thank you to everyone who passed on the August 2008 Newsletter and joined our database - our supporters are still signing up on a daily basis and we look forward to continually reaching out further to people.
Triumphant Grand Final Wins for Kingsley & Coogee Dolphins...
Kingsley Amateur Football Club and The Coogee Dolphins both had reason for celebrating in September as each team won their individual Grand Final Games for 2008. On Saturday 13th September, Kingsley Football Club, based in WA, Australia and who lost 7 members in the 2002 bombings outshone their rivals Swan View winning by 28 points. Their Colts side defeated Ocean Ridge by 44 points that same day.
The Coogee Dolphins based in NSW, Australia and who sadly lost 6 members in the 2002
bombings also won their Grand Final on Sunday 14th September triumphing over Moore Park - amazingly the very same weekend as Kingsley! Both Clubs share a bond over the 2002 tragedy and were delighted to hear of the joint win on the same weekend.
The Bali Peace Park Association congratulates both teams on their fantastic achievement and wishes them well for the 2009 season!
MAKING A MARK ON THE WORLD STAGE….
Through the helpful networking that is being done by all our members and supporters, we were delighted to hear that the Bali Peace Park was to be mentioned at a special United Nations Supporting Victims of Terrorism Symposium in New York this month. The Bali Peace Park Project was to be used as a positive example of community action for peace. Opportunities such as this will truly put the Bali Peace Park on the world stage and our efforts together will make this possible. Thanks to everyone for being a part of the ‘forwarding on’process - we are all truly making a huge difference worldwide.
THE WORLD WIDE WEB…
Our website has recently been revamped and relaunched—head to www.balipeacepark.com
to see this great new site courtesy of Aussiecom for it’s design and hosting. Their loyal sponsorship and dedication to the Bali Peace Park has been an enormous contribution! Thanks Guys!
We also have a group on Facebook called “The Bali Peace Park” Please lend your support by joining up this group and recommending it on to your friends!!
JUST $2 EACH...
Our financial goal to purchase and set up the Bali Peace Park is approximately AUS$2,000,000.
This seems like a huge number to achieve but in reality it is 1 million people donating just $2 each. This really shows how small efforts together make huge differences. We are finalising our set up details over the next few weeks to make donations tax deductible and are looking to have the following options in place for donations to be accepted.
• Direct Debit into the Bali Peace Park Trust Account.
• Telephone donations. The amount you choose to donate is simply charged to your
• Paypal donations.
• Corporate Sponsorship - for major donations.
Details for donations should be in our next newsletter and we are all looking forward to kicking off the fundraising campaign!
In the meantime, joining our database or donation pledges can be emailed to
One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that
it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through
peaceful means. Martin Luther King Jr.
Bali Peace Park Trustees…
The Bali Peace Park would like to welcome aboard their three Trustees who are a valuable additional to our team.
Jason McCartney - A survivor from the 2002 bombings and in 2003, providing AFL Football in Australia with one of it’s most courageous and memorable moments. Only 8 months after the bombing, he returned to play for his team North Melbourne and following their triumphant win that night, he announced his retirement from AFL. He has released a book about his experience and is a prominent Motivational Speaker.
Jean Burling - Surf Lifesaving WA Board Director and previous West Australian Citizen of the Year (sports category), Jean has been internationally recognised for her work in Bali, Indonesia and was awarded a Certificate of Merit honouring her 20 years of service to the Badung SLSC.
Graham Edwards - Former Federal Government (ALP) Politician and Vietnam War Veteran,
Graham provided an enormous amount of support amongst the local community in Western
Australia after the 2002 Bali Bombings. He is now the Ambassador at Large for the WA
disability charity “Workability” .
We are delighted that they have so generously offered their support and look forward to
working with them to achieve the Bali Peace Park’s success.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Based in Perth, Western Australia
Tel: + 61406 662 007