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Queensland has the Commonwealth Games Again! The Gold Coast was chosen as host of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
So what better time to take a look at the event that first put Brisbane on the world map, and let us shake of our country-town reputation.
Take a look at this great video of the Opening Ceremony from the 1982 Commonwealth Games held here in Brisbane.
The Opening Ceremony of the 1982 Commonwealth Games was held on 30 September 1982 at the QEII Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
The ceremony was directed by Ric Birch who later went on to direct the opening and closing ceremonies of the 200 Olympics in Sydney. The chairman for the XII Commonwealth Games was Sir Edward Williams, KBE, KCMG.
The opening ceremony was held during the afternoon of a fine and sunny, but extremely windy and somewhat cool, afternoon. The starting of the Opening Ceremony was signaled with a kookaburra's call, followed by the traditional cry of "cooeee".