An activist group called Eureka Sedition has said it will rally on Thursday morning against the Queen’s Baton’s presence at the site of the Eureka Stockade uprising where the British Empire massacred 30 diggers who were standing up for a free and independent Australia.
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AFTER an epic 335-day journey across the globe, the Queen’s Baton Relay has entered the home stretch.
The baton crossed the South Australian border into Victoria just before noon on the 16th of February where it was handed to former fruit grower and Sunraysia councillor John Arnold.
The Shire of East Pilbara is making the final preparations for the arrival of the Commonwealth Games Queen’s baton relay next week.
Newman will be the first Western Australian stop, next Wednesday, and is also one of 47 communities to host an official evening ceremony on day 15 of the relay.
Skeet shooter George Barton had an early taste of the Commonwealth Games experience after running a leg of the Queens Baton Relay earlier this week.
Barton drove three and a half hours with his wife and children so he could participate in the relay which saw him run with the baton for 3.5 minutes.
The Herald Sun has revealed that a giant floating running track on the Yarra river will be a centrepiece of the final leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay as it arrives at the MCG as part of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.
The 1km long track will stretch from the Princes Bridge to the [...]
The Gold Coast will be the first Queensland stop on the Commonwealth Games baton journey with runners participating in Coolangatta, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and Beenleigh.
This is one of the funnier things I’ve read recently about the Commonwealth Games. Federal MP for Capricornia, Kirsten Livermore, can’t understand why the major provincial cities of central Queensland have been missed out of the Queens Baton Relay tour while smaller towns have been included in the itinery.
While Livermore is obviously upset that [...]
The Queens Baton Relay has finally arrived in Australia after 316 days of travelling through 71 countries as it makes its way towards the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at the MCG in Melbourne on the 15th of March .
The Baton will now travel extensively throughout Australia, visiting every state before its grand entrance to the [...]
The Queens Baton Relay will arrive in Norfolk Island on Sunday and will spend four days there as the Relay makes its first trip to the island in the Games history.
The Baton will be rowed to shore to the historic convict colony in longboats just as the descendants of the Bounty mutineers did [...]
39 vehicles and 82 crew were involved in a rehearsal for the Queens Baton Relay on Saturday in preparation for its arrival in Australia next month.
Baton’s Test Run
The Queens Baton Relay arrives in Fiji tomorrow and will be officially welcomed at a church service hosted by President Ratu Josefa Iloilo in Viseisei village. As part of the ceremony, the organisers will present a sevusevu to the President to seek his blessing for the Baton before it travels to the north on [...]
The Queens Baton Relay is the world’s longest, most inclusive relay with will travel more than 180,000 kilometres and will visit all 71 nations of the Commonwealth over the course of 366 days.
The Queens Baton Relay started off in London on the 14th of March 2005 and travelled 231km to Cardiff in Wales on [...]