Published: 26 Aug 2020

Port Adelaide Workers Memorial

The Port Adelaide Worker’s Memorial was initiated to honour the memory of the Labor pioneers associated with Port Adelaide who established unions and campaigned for the 40 hour week. Its founders also intended it as a beacon of justice to inspire future generations to continue to work for a fairer world and a better quality of life for working people. Over its history , some 136 people have been honoured on the memorial and this tradition continues in an annual May Day event organised by the memorial trustees (SA Unions, the Federal Electoral Council or the ALP covering Port Adelaide and the Port Adelaide Enfield Council). In 2021 it will be 100 years since the completion of the memorial with the installation of the statue of justice.  

The Port Adelaide National Trust Branch (POANT) is seeking contact information for family and friends of people whose names are inscribed on the memorial at the corner of St Vincent and Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Julie Conway at POANT via PAworkmemdescontacts@gmail.com or 0418 989 590. Further to this, family, friends and community can access and contribute to information on the memorial at the Port Adelaide Library’s historical section, 2-4 Church Street, Port Adelaide. You can also contact librarian, Meredith Blundell via libmail@portenf.sa.gov.au or 08 8405 6071.  



Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney