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Putty Road Truckdrivers Memorial Wall : 15-December-2012
Putty Road Truckdrivers Memorial Wall : 15-December-2012

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Sandra Brown

A memorial wall commemorates truck drivers who have lost their lives on the Putty Road. The wall was officially opened in May 2010 and a service has been held annually since, bringing together the families affected by the road’s terrible toll. There are currently 41 names listed on the wall.

The youngest victim was 16-year-old Richard Mason who died in 1986. The oldest Joe Skinner who died in 2004 aged 83. Since the opening another four people have died on the notorious stretch of road that links Milbrodale to Windsor.

The Putty Road is a rural road that links the northwestern suburbs of Sydney to the Hunter Region in New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The southern terminus of the Putty Road is Windsor and the northern terminus is Singleton. The road is fully sealed and from north to south, after leaving Singleton, passes through the settlements of Bulga, Colo, Milbrodale, and Putty. The road is narrow and winding in places and very scenic. It may be hazardous during wet weather.

Location

Address:Putty & Milbrodale Roads, Garry E Miller Memorial Park, Milbrodale, 2330
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.695264
Long: 151.006845
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Land Transport

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th May, 2010
Front Inscription

THE PUTTY ROAD TRUCK DRIVERS MEMORIAL

Plaque 1 :

Putty Road Truck
Drivers Memorial
Officially Opened By
The Hon Mr George Souris MP
Member For The Upper Hunter
           On
    15 May 2010

Plaque 2 :

           Patron
John "The Ferrett" Moran

 

 

Source: MA
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