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City of Adelaide, Deceased Workers Memorial Forest, 2016, mixed media. Photo Sam Roberts.

Deceased Workers Memorial Forest

City of Adelaide

The Deceased Workers Memorial Forest was established in 2003 as a way of remembering those who died at their workplace from injury or illness due to their work, transport deaths and work-related suicide. Over 280 Eucalyptus leucoxlon trees were planted on the International Day of Mourning (28th of April) with each tree representing a worker who lost his or her life. This memorial, established in 2016, recognises workers through engravings that represent the number of workplace deaths in the State for the previous calendar year. The sculptural balloons are symbolic of the many balloons that are released on the International Day of Mourning, with each colour has a different meaning.

Bonython Park/ Tulya Wardli (Park 27)

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