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5th of February 2018
Queen's Baton Relay at Parkes
The Commonwealth Games will be held at the Gold Coast, Queensland, from April 4th to 15th this year. The Queen's Baton Relay is a relay around the world held prior to the beginning of the Commonwealth Games. The Baton carries a message from Queen Elizabeth which is read during the Opening Ceremony of the Games. The baton for each Games is designed by the host nation, and the 2018 Queen's Baton has been made using macadamia wood and reclaimed plastic, sourced from Gold Coast waterways, and inspired by the region's vibrant spirit and indigenous heritage. The baton ended the Day 35 with Parkes local, Darrin Gibson, who visited the Dish with it at the beginning of Day 36. (Image credit: John Sarkissian)

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