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A chainsaw carving of two hands clutching the Olympic torch.
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.
|Address:||Giblett Street, Allambie Park, Manjimup, 6258|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.243406|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Professor David A. Hay|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 3rd July, 2000|
Erected to celebrate
The Sydney 2000
Olympic Torch Relay
passage through the
Shire of Manjimup
3 July 2000
Shire President - Keith Liddelow
Chainsaw Sculptor - Professor David A Hay
Timber donated by CALM Forest Resources, Southern Forest