Tasmanians still have an opportunity to recognise the contributions of family members who have lost their lives while working in the forest industry in Tasmania by registering them for the Tasmanian Forest Memorial (TFM).
The memorial has been sponsored by the Forestry Tasmania, Duggans Concrete and the Huon Valley Council and was officially opened in November 2008 by Tasmanian Governor Peter Underwood.
TFM committee chairman Dick Geeves said the memorial also had significant community support.
“The memorial is a fitting tribute to the men and women who have lost their lives while working in Tasmania’s forests,” he said.
“A number of people and organisations have helped it become a reality.”
The memorial and is located in a grove of native trees at Heritage Park in Geeveston next to the Kermandie River.
Family Members of those who have lost their lives while working in the Tasmanian Forest industry or businesses wishing to sponsor a plaque for a former employee or family member to be included on the memorial, can contact the Community Development Officer at the Huon Valley Council, Angela Turnbull on 6264 0367 or email@example.com or Forestry Tasmania’s Community Liaison Officer, Peter Pepper on 6295 7111 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
Pictured below are members of the late Don Hankins family who have placed a plaque on the memorial: L to R Lynette Evans, Alice Hankin, Louise Garth and Janine Rowlands: also pictured is the memorial situated in Heritage Park in Geeveston.