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Havlik Park Inscription
Havlik Park Inscription

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

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.

Location

Address:Tarkarri Road & Rum Jungle Road, Havlik Park, Batchelor, 0845
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -13.044972
Long: 131.025053
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community
Source: MA
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