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The monument commemorates "Toots Holzheimer", a long haul female truckdiver who was killed in a trucking accident.

"Toots" was one of Australia's best known truckies and her sparkling Blue Man prime mover has pride of place in the National Transport Hall of Fame at Alice Springs. Toots and her truck were the lifeline for the communities the lenght of Cape York, wet or dry, until she was killed in a loading accident on the wharf at Weipa.


Address:Peninsula Development Road, Archer River Roadhouse, Archer River, 4871
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -13.437667
Long: 142.941852
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

In memory of "Toots" Holzheimer  

Thora Daphne

She will always be remembered as the pioneering legend of the Cape 

Born 7-3-34 accidentally killed 29-2-92

We have a legend here in the Cape,  
We relied on her to bring our freight
When the rain started to ease,
The dust must fly,
And Toots was always the first
To give it a try.

Over the hills and gullies,
Her truck started to move
With the heat and the flies,
She always came through.
She`s left us now
But her legend lives on.
So chin up there mate
And keep moving on

Source: MA
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