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Photographs supplied by Linda Klarfeld

The sculpture commemorates Joy Baluch A.M. (1932 - 2013) who was the Mayor of Port Augusta for 29 years. She was a determined and passionate leader, who spearheaded social change in Port Augusta, and was well known around Australia for her passionate advocacy of Port Augusta.

She also ran numerous successful businesses during her time as a Councillor and Mayor and was a mother and grandmother.  Over 40 years she served on numerous committees and boards, including member and President of the Local Government Association of South Australia, Chair of the Provincial Cities Association, and Chair of the Upper Spencer Gulf Common Purpose Group.

She was a fierce adversary who fought strongly for Port Augusta, the Spencer Gulf, the State’s provincial cities and local government generally. 


Address:Marryatt Street, Gladstone Square, Port Augusta, 5710
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.49139
Long: 137.763842
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Artist:Linda Klarfeld


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 20th October, 2015
Front Inscription

Joy Baluch

Mayor - City of Port Augusta

1981 - 1982 / 1983 - 1993 / 1995 - 2013

Artist : Linda Klarfeld

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