Reigniting the Olympic flame

FORGOTTEN HISTORY: Ray Borschmann lighting the Olympic cauldron in Bright during the Sydney Olympics torch relay in 2000. The cauldron is now gathering dust in the Railway Shed on Mill Road.

LOCAL identity Allan Findlay hopes a piece of Olympic history belonging to the Alpine Shire will find a new home.

Mr Findlay says the cauldron used to light the Olympic torch in Bright during the 2000 Sydney Olympics is currently gathering dust in the Railway Shed on Mill Road.

He discovered the cauldron earlier this year in the shed which is used by the Bright and District Historical Society and other community groups for storage.

“I found it when I had a group of school kids helping me sort out ducks for the duck race in February,” Mr Findlay said.

“They were quite interested by it and were dead silent when I spoke to them about it.

“It made me realise that it shouldn’t be in the railway shed collecting dust.

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