Chicka Madden works at Warragamba Dam

Chicka Madden is offered a job clearing timber for the Warragamba Dam. On the site he meets many young men from La Perouse (some formerly from northern NSW) such as members of the families Ardler, Sands, Ritchie, Hassan and Davidson. He works as an axeman at the wall of the dam for about five years. When the work finishes he is offered a Water Board job in the city digging trenches. Not for him! (V47, ‘Working at Warragamba Dam’)