The Maritime Union of Australia received $108,000 through Round 2 of the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund program for the Dalfram Dispute Memorial Project.
The memorial commemorates the 1938 Dalfram Dispute. The Dispute saw 180 workers stop work at Port Kembla in order to prevent war materials being loaded onto ships bound for Japan, with the workers and their families suffering an absolute loss of income for 11 weeks. Japan was conducting war in China at the time. The memorial monument recognises the sacrifice of these families, connects Port Kembla residents and visitors to an episode in the suburb’s industrial history, and attracts local and Chinese visitors.
The monument is in the Port Kembla Heritage Park which is open to the public at all times.
The project was completed in November 2018.