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Legacy flame lights up Wollongong

Posted on | By Legacy Australia

The Legacy flame has arrived in Wollongong as part of The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay 2023.

The relay began at MacCabe Memorial Park, and travelled a 6.5km route before concluding at Wollongong and South Coast Legacy House.

We were honoured to have The Governor General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as torch bearers. The Governor General was born in Wollongong and attended Port Kembla High School.

“I’m the patron of Legacy Australia so I have a responsibility in that sense, but Wollongong is my hometown and with the torch relay going through Australia it’s a good place to be involved.

“These are very important occasions and for me, it’s a link to my military career, to my position I hold with Legacy, and now to the history of Legacy, it all comes nicely together here,” General Hurley added.

A huge thank you to all 23 torch bearers and our wonderful volunteers for making it a day to remember.

Next stop…Goulburn


Photos by Csmith Photography


Quotes cited from https://regionillawarra.com.au/the-guiding-light-for-families-of-fallen-soldiers-legacy-marks-centenary-with-torch-relay-through-the-illawarra/6000/

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