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Place for Reflection Plaque : September-2014
Place for Reflection Plaque : September-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A Place for Reflection is an area containing the Memory Lines Memorial and honours Australian workers who have lost their lives in the workplace. It provides a place of commemoration and healing to cope with the loss of lives.

The stone plinth on which the plaque is fixed was originally from the Sydney Trades Hall.

Note :

Bernard Douglas (Bernie) Banton AM (1946-2007) was an Australian social justice campaigner. He was the widely-recognised face of the legal and political campaign to achieve compensation for the many sufferers of asbestos-related conditions, which they contracted after either working for the company James Hardie or being exposed to James Hardie Industries' products.

Bernie himself suffered from asbestosis, Asbestos-Related Pleural Disease (ARPD) and then finally peritoneal mesothelioma. These conditions required him to carry an oxygen tank wherever he went. The 2009 book Killer Company details Banton's fight against James Hardie.

Location

Address:Little Pier Street, Darling Harbour, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.877726
Long: 151.203044
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Industrial

Dedication

Front Inscription
'A PLACE FOR REFLECTION'
BERNIE BANTON AM

A PLACE THAT HONOURS AUSTRALIAN 
WORKERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES 
AT WORK

THE HONOURABLE BOB CARR  
PREMIER OF NEW SOUTH WALES
 UNVEILED THIS PLAQUE AND STONE ON 
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING
28 APRIL 2005

THIS STONE PLINTH WAS ORIGINALLY FROM 
SYDNEY TRADES HALL




 
Source: MA
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