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Sydney Olympics flagpole finds new lease on life on Riverina farm

After having a prominent role at the Sydney Olympics 20 years ago, a flagpole left to gather dust in an attic is now standing proudly in the New South Wales Riverina.

The pole used to hoist the Australian flag during the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics has found a new home in a field on the New South Wales Riverina.

Key points: The 21-metre flagpole was put in storage after the Olympics

The 21-metre flagpole was put in storage after the Olympics Two Riverina farmers decide they want something “big” for their property

Two Riverina farmers decide they want something “big” for their property The flagpole is installed in time for the 20th anniversary of the opening ceremony

Since its starring role, the 21-metre flagpole had been storage in the attic of a Sydney-based flag-making company.

It has now found itself in the care of Sheldon and Rebecca Dalton, who had talked about installing “something big” on their farm, 25 kilometres south of Hillston, for years.

“My wife, she’s come up with all sorts of ideas, and each time she says something, I think, ‘Oh no, I don’t know about doing that one’,” Mr Dalton said.

Sheldon Dalton (right) with son Kaleb in front of their new flagpole. (Supplied: Rebecca Dalton)

Earlier this year the flagpole was agreed upon.

“I always thought I’d just make it myself,…

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