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03-May-2015
03-May-2015

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A monument commemorates the proclamation of the Olympic Way.

The Olympic Highway is a New South Wales trunk road that links Cowra and Albury at a distance of 318 kilometres. It is designated National Route 41 and was formerly known simply as Olympic Way. It was named as it was the path that the Olympic Torch took on its journey to Melbourne for the 1956 Summer Olympics.

Location

Address:Olympic Way & Grenfell Road, Cowra, 2794
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.835066
Long: 148.680016
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 20th April, 1965
Front Inscription

Erected To Commemorate
The Proclamation Of
THE OLYMPIC WAY
        Unveiled By
THE HON. N. J. MANNIX, M.L.A.,  
     Minister for Justice
      20th April 1965

J. A. L. Shaw, D.S.O.  B.E.           A. J. Oliver
Commissioner for Main Roads       Mayor

Source: MA, H
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