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Dam Workers Memorial 2 : 14-June-2014
Dam Workers Memorial 2 : 14-June-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The memorial honours the 15 labourers, carpenters, drillers, and other workers who died in workplace accidents while building the dam, constructing the emergency pipeline or clearing the valley. The memorial was unveiled during the 50th anniversary celebrations.

For close to 20 years, 1800 people from more than 25 nations worked three shifts a day, seven days a week to build Warragamba Dam, and the result was an engineering marvel that continues to provide most of Sydney’s water today.

Those killed during the construction are listed below : -

  • Sidney Richard Tunks, 34 years, labourer – 8 November 1938 (Warragamba Emergency Supply Scheme)
  • George Miller, 44 years, miner – 25 July 1939 (Warragamba Emergency Supply Scheme)
  • Murdoch Currans, 57 years, pipe layer – 14 November 1939 (Warragamba Emergency Supply Scheme)
  • Karl Ludwig Gustavsen, 56 years, rigger – 7 May 1946
  • Harold Raymond Hodgson, 40 years, labourer - 3 November 1947
  • Patrick William Kenna, 67 years, compressor operator – 22 April 1948
  • William Frederick Gibb, 27 years, fitter - 21 February 1949
  • Radoslavo Martini, 28 years, labourer – 31 October 1950
  • Robert Knox Grant, 48 years, plant operator – 27 February 1952
  • Ronald Marney, 21 years, compressor driver –17 September 1953
  • Makovej Andronescu, 29 years, labourer – 23 July 1954
  • Vytautas Andrikis, 29 years, diamond driller –16 July 1955
  • Robert Pickering, 29 years, carpenter –19 February 1957
  • Marjan Palecek, 23 years, carpenter's labourer – 1 May 1958
  • Raffaele Princi, 18 years, labourer - 21 June 1958

Location

Address:Production Avenue, near Warragamba Visitors Centre , Warragamba, 2752
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.886189
Long: 150.598169
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 17th October, 2010
Front Inscription

This memorial is dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives working on the construction of the Warragamba Dam
Completed in 1960, Warragamba Dam was built by more than 1800 workers from over 25 different nationalities
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Source: MA
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