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Photographs supplied by John Huth

The monument commemorates the professional fishermen who have fished in the adjacent waters of Wide Bay. Within the parkland seats have been donated and installed by families of deceased fishermen. Each park bench has a plaque attached in their memory.

Queensland Women's Industry Network Bundaberg worked closely with the Bundaberg Regional Council on this project to erect the memorial to remind people that Burnett Heads was once the hub of the fishing industry in Wide Bay. 


Address:Jones Street, Pilot Station Reserve (South Head Park ) , Burnett Heads, 4670
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.762753
Long: 152.414418
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:October-2010
Front Inscription

Dedicated to the professional fishermen who fished the Wide Bay waters.

May they always have fair weather, calm seas and great catches.

These fishermen were engaged in trawling for prawns and scallops ; beam trawling, spanner, sand and mud crabbing, netting and reef line fishing. 

Proudly sponsored by Women`s Industry Network Seafood Community Bundaberg Branch.

October 2010

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