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Olympic Torch Plaque : 26-03-2014
Olympic Torch Plaque : 26-03-2014

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Plaque commemorates the Olympic Torch Runners who passed through Caragabal in 2000.

The 2000 Summer Olympics torch relay was the transferral of the Olympic Flame to Sydney, Australia that built up to the 2000 Summer Olympics. The torch travelled to various island nations as part of a tour of Oceania before beginning an extensive journey around Australia. As part of the vast traversal of Australia, 11,000 people carried the torch within the country. For the first time the Flame was taken underwater, with a special flare-like torch taken on a dive down to the Great Barrier Reef. At the opening ceremony the cauldron was lit by Aboriginal athlete Cathy Freeman.

Location

Address:Mid Western Highway, Caragabal, 2810
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.843734
Long: 147.739008
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Front Inscription
                  2000
OLYMPIC TORCH RUNNERS

VILLAGE OF CARAGABAL
           18.8. 2000

      TORCH RUNNERS;

SUE AYLEN (CARAGABAL)
GORDON McKENZIE (CREMORNE)

      ESCORT RUNNER
NAT FOSTER (GRENFELL)


 
Source: MA
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