In 1922 local GP Euchariste Sirois symbolically buried “Karl” on the range crossing to protest government inaction on road improvements. A stone was erected to highlight the plight of those using the road and Sirois wrote many letters to government and media pleading for the road to be fixed.
On 2 November 2008, Councillor David Pahlke, patron of the Rosewood Scrub Historical Society (RSHS) officially and with great good humour unveiled a stone and plaque to commemorate “Karl’s Joke.”
The stone had been preserved on the Zabel property and was donated to the historical society by Norm Zabel who assisted David with the unveiling.
The Rosewood and Districts Community Bank and the Ipswich City Council contributed funds to install this important historical monument outside the RSHS building on Edmond Street, Marburg.