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About ADSSA: Jack Watkins Reserve

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.


On 25th November 2011 the Memorial Pathway will be officially opened by the Premier of South Australia - Hon Jay Weatherill and Mayor Gary Johanson at the Asbestos Victims Memorial Day Service (see separate page)
Memorial Walkway
Concept Plan of New Memorial Walkway
Memorial Plaque
Jack Watkins & Penny Jacomos
The Late Jack Watkins
with Penny Jacomos,
ADSSA Social Worker
Present Memorial
Present Memorial
Memorial Pavers can be ordered by contacting ADSSA on 8359 2423 or by filling out the form on this website and following the directions on the form (Download PDF Order Form)
SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS OF ADSSA:
City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Asbestos Coalition