silence.gif (3037 bytes)



This fibreglass globe was made in 1987. Birdwood High School students & staff in South Australia prepared the electronics. Over 200 cities are marked on an earth with no boundaries. The globe shows the 24-hour journey of the 3 Minutes World Silence as it travels through the 36 time-zones, beginning and ending at the International Date Line. As it travels, the World Silence pauses at 11.00 a.m. in each time-zone, linking everyone North and South at this special time for everyone of us to remember the future and wish for peace.


Since 1987, this globe has been exhibited in many places. They include:

  • Dec.1987-Jan.1988 Speakers Corner, Old Parliament House, Adelaide, S.Australia
  • Dec.1988-Jan.1989 Adelaide Airport Domestic Passenger Lounge, S.Australia
  • March 1990 Rotary International Conference, Middleback Theatre, Whyalla, South Australia.
  • Dec.1989-Jan.1990 Parliament House, Canberra (1st floor public area), supported by both Houses of Parliament.

The globe in Parliament House, Canberra on 1 January 1990

1990/1991 Israel/Palestine

  • Dec 10-20 Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam Peace Village
  • Dec 21-30 City of Jerusalem Cultural Centre for Youth
  • Dec 31-Jan 9 '91 Hotel 7 Arches ballroom, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

         The globe at                           Chefs setting up

Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam            the globe at 

                                              Hotel 7 Arches     

  • Dec 91-Jan 92 State Museum of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide (foyer).
  • Sept 1992 City of Adelaide library
  • Dec 1992-Jan 93 Hahndorf Academy, S. Australia (Heysen Gallery)
  • Dec 1993-Jan 94 Investigator Science Centre, Adelaide
  • Dec 1994-Jan 95 Migration Museum, Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
  • Dec 1995-Jan 96 Adelaide Zoo “Looking after tomorrow today”
  • July 1997 Esperanto International Conference, Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
  • August 1997 “Gig for World Peace”, Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
  • July 9 to 11 1999 “Festival of Ideas”, Elder Hall, Adelaide University
  • Dec 10 2000-Feb 01 Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide, South Australia
  • Dec 26 05-April 06 Mount Lofty Summit Information Centre, Adelaide
  • May 27 2006 Handspinners & Weavers Guild, Peace Institute, Littlehampton, SA. “Spinning Makes the World go Round”
  • Sept 18-23 2006 “International Day of Peace”, Mt Barker Library, SA
  • Dec 11 06-Feb 07 Mount Lofty Summit Information Centre, SA
  • Dec 10 2007- 6 Jan 08 at Mt. Lofty Summit Information Centre, S.Australia.
  • Dec 15 2008- 2 Jan 09 at Mt Lofty Summit Information Centre, S.Australia
  • Dec 7 2009 – 2 Jan 2010 at Mt Lofty Summit Information Centre, S.Australia, to coincide with the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 20 Dec 2010 to 2 January 2011, Mt Lofty Summit Information Centre,South Australia
  • 5 Dec 2011-6 January 2012, Mt Lofty Summit Information Centre, Crafers, South Australia 
  • 1 January 2024, St Pauls Anglican Church, Clunes, Victoria

1 January 2024 - The NEXT 3 Minutes World Silence will be the 40th anniversary of this event. It is at 11.00 a.m (local time) wherever you are in the world. Please share three minutes to remember the future and to wish for peace.


  An adventure of the globe 2006                         Globe with its travelling case