Small town honours its tinnie heroes with unveiling of stone memorial

On the water at Kilgin taking people to safety. Photo: Trina Boland

Susanna Freymark

A memorial honouring the tinnie heroes of the 2022 floods will be unveiled at Broadwater on Saturday, August 5 at 6pm.

Resident Tracey Knox said she got a grant from Richmond Valley Council for a plaque and a natural sandstone from Swan Bay Landscaping.

“The council came and cleaned up the gardens in the park and I had Swan Bay Landscaping deliver the stone,” Ms Knox said.

The plaque has no names on it.

“It is a general acknowledgement of what the tinnie heroes did on March 1 and also in the days after delivering medical supplies and food to people by boat,” Ms Knox said.

Broadwater, Dungarubba, Boundary Creek and Rileys Hill residents and their families are invited.

Rescues out of Woodburn during the floods. Photo: Contributed

Any tinnie heroes who rescued residents in theses areas are also invited.

Be at the park near the tennis courts at Broadwater at 5.45pm.

Bring your own drinks. The community dinner will be on after the ceremony and unveiling.

The memorial is sponsored by Richmond Valley Council.

Watch the film about the Tinnie Heroes at the link below.

Film release: Watch Tinnie Heroes in your own home

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