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31-August-2013
31-August-2013
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Plaque commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Olympic Torch Relay through Gympie in 1956.

Location

Address:32 Mellor Street, Gympie Civic Centre, Fossickers Room, Gympie, 4570
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.188854
Long: 152.667016
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Actual Event STart Date:15-November-1956
Actual Event End Date:15-November-1956

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 15th November, 2006
Front Inscription

GAMES OF THE XIV OLYMPIAD
MELBOURNE 1956

On 15th November, 1956 B.Neilsen Handed The
Olympic Torch To Gympie City Mayor, Alderman
R. N. Witham, Who Lit A Mini Cauldron And After
A Short Welcome Ceremony Lit The Torch And
Handed It To P. Comino To Continue The 1956
Olympic Torch Relay To Melbourne

Erected By Cooloola Shire Council To
Commemorate The 50th Anniversary Of The
1956 Olympic Torch Relay 15th November 2008

Gympie Relay Runners

Peter Comino  Don Gambling  Ralph Freestun  Mat Hamilton  Garney Grant  Noel Cummings  Lyall Roberts  Earl Grady Bevan McLennan  Ken Chapman  Geoff Brown  Bevan Cross  Warren Hall  Henry Bath  Quentin Birt  Peter Rutkin  Robert Pearce  Brian Shepherd  Errol Dun  Ron Yessberg  Lex Dodt  Des Carlson  Con Comino  Merv Webster  Bryce Waters

Source: MA
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