In October 1947 the first group of 280 Polish ex-servicemen – the so called “Rats of Tobruk” from the Carpathian Brigade – came to the Hydro-Electric Commission’s construction camps in central Tasmania to start work on Tasmania’s Hydro Scheme. Over 800 Polish men arrived in 1947-48 in Tasmania. The majority of them spent two years working in isolated construction camps at Tarraleah, Bronte Park, Butlers Gorge, Waddamana, Poatina, Trevallyn Dam, Wayatinah and Liawenee. This Public Art installation is in memory of those who worked in creating the  Hydro Power system in Tasmania. 8 Columns reference the 8 Dam locations.  My Father was one of these migrant Polish workers.