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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
Long: 146.240943
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Monument Designer:Pat Davis


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1967
Front Inscription

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.

Source: NRUM
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