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An aviary was erected to commemorates Ernest E. "Curly" Heckendorf for his services to Lockhart and District. 

Ernest Heckendorf, known around Lockhart as “Curly”, was one of the town’s leading citizens for many years and there was hardly an organisation in which he had not played a part in at some time.  He served five years in the army in World War Two, including over three years as a prisoner of war of the Japanese on the Burma Railway.

He served for 12 years on the Lockhart Shire Council and 25 years as a director of the Pastures Protection Board.

The aviary was in the park for 40 years and was removed when maintenance costs were deemed too high, and only the plaque remains.


Address:164 Green Street West, Lockhart, 2656
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.220047
Long: 146.711831
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:December-1981
Front Inscription

The Curly Heckendorf Aviary

Erected by the Rotary Club of Lockhart and Lockhart Shire Council

In recognition of dedicated service to Lockhart & District by E. E. "Curly" Heckendorf

December 1981

E. R. Schirmer  Shire President
L. R. Carter       Shire Clerk

Source: MA
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