Olympic Torch Monument

This granite monument commemorates the 1956 Olympic Torch Relay run between Cairns and Melbourne. 

The Torch Relay was held between 9 November and 22 November 1956. As the host city for the beginning of the run, the 1956 Olympic Torchbearers Club Inc. (Cairns) was founded to create a club for the runners. 

In addition to the monument there are Olympic mile markers placed along the promenade path.

Cairns Esplanade Olympic Torch Monument
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