Proposal to sell stack rubble as souvenirs

Port Kembla Men's Group members Peter Gorgievski, John Overton, Lindsay Everingham, Bill Delouski, Bill Wilson and Peter Martire. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Port Kembla Men's Group members Peter Gorgievski, John Overton, Lindsay Everingham, Bill Delouski, Bill Wilson and Peter Martire. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

The Port Kembla Men's Group would like to see pieces of the demolished stack sold as souvenirs to people with a soft spot for the mighty chimney.

Like a less well-known Berlin Wall, the rubble could hold pride of place on the mantles of Port Kembla and beyond, to be talked over and even handed down to generations, said the group's Peter Martire.

"It's a little piece of history, and down the track you can show it to your children or grandchildren," he said.

"You could maybe have a picture of the stack, and a little plaque attached, and sell it to raise money for a Port Kembla charity or something."

According to a spokeswoman for Port Kembla Copper, the fate of the rubble is still being determined.

"We have no current plans for the rubble and will consider what to do with it once the stack has been demolished," she said.

Mario Conti, a resident of the Steelworks Hotel, which is hosting a dedicated "Stack Party" this morning, can see a market for stack rubble in certain circumstances.

"I reckon it's a good idea, as long as there's no contaminants in there," he said.

Another men's group member, Lindsay Everingham, agreed there would be some takers if a souvenir market opened up.

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