JACK WATKINS RESERVE - Kilburn - South Australia
The Jack Watkins Reserve was opened in August 2003. The project was built by a group of people interested in making a memorial to all those that succumbed to asbestos diseases whilst working at the Islington Railway Yards. In 2011 it was decided to add to the original memorial and make a Memorial Walkway so as to allow the families of all asbestos disease victims to honour them in a fitting tribute.
In October 2011 the City of Port Adelaide Enfield commenced the Memorial Walkway after an approach from the Asbestos Diseases Society of SA and later the project was unanimously voted by all Councillors. Thank you particularly to Mayor Gary Johanson.