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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
Long: 116.145469
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Culture
Monument Designer:Professor David A. Hay


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 3rd July, 2000
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                           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

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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