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The plaque commemorates the Queen`s Baton Relay community celebration which was held in March 2018.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come. The Queen’s Baton carries a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that calls the Commonwealth’s athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition.

Starting on 13 March 2017 at Buckingham Palace, the Baton travelled on an epic 388-day journey through all nations and territories of the Commonwealth. The Queen’s Baton arrived on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, where the message from the Baton was read by Prince Charles, as the Queen's representative, to officially open the Games.


Address:Albert Street, Leslie Park, Warwick, 4370
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.212334
Long: 152.032344
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:29-March-2018
Actual Event End Date:29-March-2018


Front Inscription

The Southern Downs Regional Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and pays respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.

This commemorative plaque is an initiative of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Reconciliation Action Plan as serves as a permanent reminder of the Queen`s Baton Relay Community Celebration hosted on 29th March 2018.

The Queen`s Baton takes a message from Her Majesty the Queen throughout the Commonwealth to the Opening Ceremony.

Source: MA
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