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The seat commemorates Bernie Rischke who was a member of the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre.

Bernie Rischke will forever be in our hearts. He was employed at the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre for seven years as the Virtual Shed project officer, working with the men’s shed groups in the Upper Hunter Shire and organising events for rural men. 

While Bernie passed away on May 30, 2015, he won’t be forgotten, according to centre manager Lee Watts. “Today is a special day, there are very few days that go by at the office without Bernie’s name being mentioned, he is missed,” she said.

“It was decided last year that we would organise a tribute to Bernie. “Thanks to the Scone Men’s Shed and particularly Noel Davis, we have a beautiful addition to the fairy garden, a bright yellow seat in Bernie’s memory.  Bernie’s grandson Connor was at the fairy garden today to unveil his grandfather’s or as Connor named him ‘Grumps’ seat."

The Scone Neighbourhood Centre is currently fundraising to purchase a building to continue to grow the service for this community.
The Scone Advocate (NSW), 29 March 2016. 


Address:89 Kelly Street, Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre, Scone, 2337
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.046771
Long: 150.867629
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 29th March, 2016
Front Inscription

    In Memory of
Valued Member of SNRC
  30 May 2015

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au