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11-July-2015
11-July-2015
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A plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Olympic Torch relay.

Location

Address:Lannercost Street, Hinchinbrook Shire Council Office, Ingham, 4850
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -18.650685
Long: 146.154331
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Actual Event STart Date:10-November-1956
Actual Event End Date:10-November-2006

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 10th November, 2006
Front Inscription

Games of the XIV Olympiad
Melbourne 1956

On 10th November 1956 N. Mollenhagen handed the Olympic torch to Hinchinbrook Shire Chairman, Alderman Mr W. O., Garbutt who lit a mini cauldron and after a short welcome ceremony lit the torch and handed it to B. Regan to continue the 1956 Olympic Torch Relay to Melbourne

Erected by Hinchinbrook Shire Council to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Olympic Torch Relay 10th November 2006

 

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