Weary WilliePrint Page
Monument was constructed in recognition of the "swaggies" who, in the past, travelled from station to station seeking work. Its wording also speaks to contemporary travellers. The concrete statue is three metres high, a swaggie with his dog at his feet, mounted on a three metre stand.
|Address:||Wills Street, Charleville, 4470|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -26.402888|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Pat Davis|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1967|
His name is "Weary" and his face is one
You`d see in every place.
He`s been through Cold and Rain and Heat
With aching limbs and tired feet.
From head to toe he seems to sag,
He`s travelled far and humped his swag
His dog too tired to scratch a flea
Now leans against his master`s knee
If you feel travel stained and sad
Feel better now you`re not this sad
Although you`ve lost a little zest
Poor "Weary" here can never rest.