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Norfolk Island readies to welcome Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi

NORFOLK ISLAND, 2 June 2010: The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi will arrive in the South Pacific nation of Norfolk Island on 2 June 2010 via Suva, Nadi, Melbourne and Sydney. Subsequently, the baton will attend an official welcome ceremony at the Assembly Chambers.

 

It will then visit senior citizens at Parish Centre, St Barnabas Chapel followed by school visit and photo opportunities of Mount Pitt – the highest point of Norfolk Island with a complete panoramic view of the island, Queen Elizabeth lookout, Prince Phillip Drive and Kingston. In the evening, the baton will attend an evening function at the Government House.

 

On 4 June 2010, the baton will relay around Norfolk Island. Batonbearers will include school children, athletes and other dignitaries. There will be photo opportunities around the Norfolk Island. In the evening, the baton will be presented to all Norfolk island Sporting Associations affiliated to the NIASA & CGA at and there will be a island Style BBQ in the Historical Kingston Ruins.

 

This green island paradise is located in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean and is just 35 square kilometres in size with 32km of coast line and a population of 1,900. The symbol for Norfolk Island is the pine tree and this features on the territory's flag. Visitors to Norfolk Island can find ruins left over from convict settlements.

 

Norfolk Island first participated in 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games held in Scotland. Since then, it has participated in all Commonwealth Games.