|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)