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Warragamba Remembers : 14-June-2014
Warragamba Remembers : 14-June-2014

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Plaque in memory of those who gave their lives in the construction of the Warragamba Dam. 15 men were killed working on the construction of Warragamba Dam, and the Warragamba Emergency Supply Scheme.

Constructed between 1948 and 1960, Warragamba Dam was a major engineering feat of the mid 20th Century. Workers removed more than 2,300,000 tonnes of sandstone from the site. Concrete was mixed on site using 305,000 tonnes of cement and 2,500,000 tonnes of sand and gravel.

 

Location

Address:Civic Centre Circle, Warragamba, 2752
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.889538
Long: 150.604458
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Industrial
Approx. Event Start Date:1946
Approx. Event End Date:1960

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1995
Front Inscription

     WARRAGAMBA TOWNSHIP 
     In memory of those who gave their
      Lives in the construction of
             Warragamba Dam
             WOLLONDILLY
              Shire Council
                  1995
            Dam Construction
 Commenced 1946  Completed 1960
             REMEMBERS

 

Source: MA
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