Edna Malone lights the cauldron at the Cherbourg leg of Olympic Torch Relay 2000
2000 — Cherbourg is the first and only Aboriginal community in Australia to host the Olympic torch.
“I will proudly carry the Torch for my loved ones who are near and dear to me. I will also be proud to carry the torch for my town, Cherbourg, and all the Indigenous Australians. This will be without a doubt one of the most memorable occasions in my life.”
Edna Malone — Olympic Torch Relay, 17 June 2000