Queen’s Baton on Horn Island

Horn Island Baton Bearers

Queen's Baton being attached to Seaman Dan's walker

Kaurareg Elder Enid Tom with Hon Kate Jones

Seaman Dan starts the Queen's Baton relay in Queensland

Seaman Dan with Cynthia Lui MP with Mayor Vonda Malone

Commonwealth Games 2018 Queen’s Baton arrived into Queensland on it’s way to the to the Opening Ceremony at the Gold Coast.

Landing on Horn Island, the baton will visit 83 Queensland communities and be carried by more than 1800 batonbearers.

Accompanying the Queen’s Baton is the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones MP, along with Member for Cook Cynthia Lui, who made history last year as the first Torres Strait Islander to be elected into Parliament, and Torres Shire Council Mayor Vonda Malone.

Ex-Pearl Shell Diver Henry Gibson Dan (also known as Seaman Dan) was the first Batonbearer to carry the Queen’s Baton in Queensland.

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