National Timber Workers Memorial – Eden

National Timberworkers Memorial - Eden
The Hand of Fate by Mr Rix Wright of Delegate NSW

The National Timber Workers Memorial stands in the heart of Eden on the South Coast of New South Wales in Wellings Park. It honours those timber men who have given their lives in their workplace while building our region, State and Nation.

The centrepiece of the memorial, a statue titled “Hand of Fate”, by sculptor the late Rix Wright of Delegate, depicts a man helping an injured timber worker. There is a memorial wall with workers’ names on brass plaques, six timber bollards with local timber industry history on plaques and an entrance made of timber from the old Tarraganda Bridge at Bega.

The emotional project started after the loss of Geoffrey Munday in 2001 following a tree-felling accident. The Axeman’s Association, along with an Eden community-based steering group formed in 2002, started work on this project.

The Committee in 2010 comprised Chair Barry Rolfe, Marie Slater Secretary, Vince Phillips Treasurer, Bob Munday, Mark Boller, John Aveyard and Frank Whitelaw