Warragamba Dam Workers' Memorial

Warragamba Dam Workers' Memorial

Sadly, a number of men were killed working on the construction of Warragamba Dam, and the Warragamba Emergency Supply Scheme.

In recognition of the 15 men who lost their lives, a memorial was unveiled during the 50th anniversary event by the Minister for Water Phillip Costa in October 2012.

Many of the men who died were represented at the unveiling ceremony by their widows, siblings, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and other extended family.

The workers' names, ages, occupations and dates of death are listed below.

  • Sidney Richard Tunks, 34 years, labourer - 8 November 1938 (Warragamba Emergency Supply Scheme)
  • George Miller, 44 years, miner - 25 July 1939 (Warragamba Emergency Supply Scheme)
  • Murdoch Currans, 57 years, pipe layer - 14 November 1939 (Warragamba Emergency Supply Scheme)
  • Karl Ludwig Gustavsen, 56 years, rigger - 7 May 1946
  • Harold Raymond Hodgson, 40 years, labourer - 3 November 1947
  • Patrick William Kenna, 67 years, compressor operator - 22 April 1948
  • William Frederick Gibb, 27 years, fitter - 21 February 1949
  • Radoslavo Martini, 28 years, labourer - 31 October 1950
  • Robert Knox Grant, 48 years, plant operator - 27 February 1952
  • Ronald Marney, 21 years, compressor driver -17 September 1953
  • Makovej Andronescu, 29 years, labourer - 23 July 1954
  • Vytautas Andrikis, 29 years, diamond driller - 16 July 1955
  • Robert Pickering, 29 years, carpenter - 19 February 1957
  • Marjan Palecek, 23 years, carpenter's labourer - 1 May 1958
  • Raffaele Princi, 18 years, labourer - 21 June 1958

The memorial is located in the Warragamba Dam grounds near the Visitor Centre.

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