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27-January-2017
27-January-2017

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A chainsaw carving of two hands clutching the Olympic torch, commemorates the Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch Relay passage through Manjimup.

In 2000 the Olympic Torch Relay began with the lighting of the torch in Greece on the 10th of May. The relay around Australia began at Uluru and then travelled for 100 days and 27,000kms, ending in Sydney into the hands of Cathy Freedman who lit the cauldron. It was the longest Olympic Torch Relay in Olympic history. Along it's journey, the torch passed through the town of Manjimup where an evening celebration was held in its honor. The sculpture was erected in the same year as a reminder of that day.

Location

Address:Giblett Street, Allambie Park, Manjimup, 6258
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.243406
Long: 116.145469
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Monument Designer:Professor David A. Hay

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 3rd July, 2000
Front Inscription

Erected to celebrate the Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch Relay passage through the Shire of Manjimup

3 July 2000

Shire President - Keith Liddelow

Chainsaw Sculptor - Prof. David A Hay

Timber donated by CALM,  Forest Resources, Southern Forest

Source: MA
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