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A park commemorates Bernie Havlik.
A Czech Immigrant who worked in the Rum Jungle Uranium Mine, he was a part of the town gardening crew when the mine closed in 1971 until his retirement in 1977. In his work on the gardening crew Bernie was frustrated by a large rocky outcrop which was too large to move and difficult to maintain in a tidy condition. He solved the problem when he retired by covering it with a replica of Karlstein Castle which is in Bohemia. Havlik was still working on the project when he died in 1990. He was a quiet, modest and assuming man and his gift to the people of Batchelor reflects the deep feeling he had for his adopted country and community.
|Address:||Tarkarri Road & Rum Jungle Road, Havlik Park, Batchelor, 0845|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -13.044972|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.