Riverstone Meatworks FirePrint Page
Memorial plaque and storyboard commemorate the six men who were killed in the Riverstone Meatworks Fire in October 1970. The men were killed when the roof collapsed while they were attempting to lead animals waiting for slaughter to safety.
|Address:||Garfield Road, Riverstone, 2765|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.67765|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||08-October-1970|
|Actual Event End Date:||08-October-1970|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 8th October, 2006|
The Riverstone Community Honours the Memory of
Slawko Puzny 20, Riverstone
Noel Wallace 42, Riverstone
Leslie Chapman 50, Nelson
Raymond Palmer 30, Schofields
Percy Fotheringham 42, Wilberforce
Jacobus van der Donk 16, South Windsor
who lost their lives attempting to rescue animals trapped by
a fire at the Riverstone Meatworks on Thursday 8th October 1970.
This memorial was erected as a joint project by :
Blacktown City Council,
Riverstone & District Historical Society Inc,
Riverstone & District Lions Club Inc,
Riverstone - Schofields Memorial Club Limited
Unveiled by Mayor Cr. Leo Kelly AOM on Sunday 8th October 2006