The Port Adelaide Workers’ Memorial stands at the corner of St Vincent St and Commercial Rd.
The statue features the names of local people who have contributed to the improvement of working conditions for workers from across PAE.
The Port of Adelaide Branch of the National Trust is working on a project to help uncover the stories of the people listed on the memorial.
A grant, provided by the History Trust of South Australia, will be used to develop a film called Labour of Love: Stories from the Workers’ Memorial, which will feature the stories of the descendants of activists honoured on the memorial.
A march through Port Adelaide on Saturday 1 May 2021 (May Day) is planned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the completion of this memorial and the unveiling of this project.
At the 1921 ceremony local business owner Mr Winter stated: “This memorial is unique, as it honors people who have worked unceasingly in an everyday way, sacrificing much that their fellows might enjoy a little more of the better things of life.
The statue should inspire the younger generation to go on and try to make the conditions of life better, as those whose names are inscribed on the monument had done.”