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The plaque and Rose Garden commemorate the 2000 Olympics and the 21 torch bearers from Port Augusta. 

The Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

In Australia the torch relay passed within an hour's drive of 85 per cent of the population, travelled over 27 000 kms and was carried by 11 000 torchbearers in the longest torch relay in Olympic history. The Olympic flame travelled by a variety of modes of transport, including a surf boat at Bondi, the Indian Pacific train across the Nullarbor Plain, a Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft in the remote outback and by camel on Cable Beach at Broome in the north-west of the country. The journey began in Uluru, in the centre of Australia.


Address:Beauchamp Lane, Gladstone Square, Port Augusta, 5710
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.491642
Long: 137.763403
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 2nd November, 2001
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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