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The monument commemorates the contribution of Polish immigrants in the building of the Blackwater Creek Floodway.

There are a number of errors on the plaque, Ted Dunie should read Ted Dunin, Ted Mularczyk should read Ted Mazurek, and Vick Morteman should read Vic Mortimer.




Address:Charleville - Adavale Road, Adavale, 4474
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.911577
Long: 144.602338
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1949
Approx. Event End Date:1961


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 9th April, 1999
Left Side Inscription

The Blackwater Creek Floodway

Commemorative Ceremony commemorating the contribution by Polish immigrants in constructing the Blackwater Creek Floodway from 1949 to 1961

Adavale, Quilpie Shire

Officially unveiled by Mr Paul Lucas MLA, Member for Lytton representing the Honourable Steve Bredhauer MLA Minister for Transport and Minister for Main Roads and Member for Cook on 9 April 1999

Right Side Inscription

The Blackwater Creek Floodway

Constructed in 1949 by the following team of Polish immigrants :

Jo Baginski
Tonie Biaty
Richard Bogdanski
Stan Bralinski
Andy Demowicz
Ted Dunie
Carl Gros
Jan Jarzembski
John Maciejewski
Ted Mularczyk
Stan Skszypa
Happy Sieg
Foreman - Vick Morteman
Book Keeper - Joh Hany

"Thank you to the people of Adavale and Quilpie for the friendship shown to these Polish immigrants and for making them feel welcome in their new country." 

Source: MA
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