Sandridge Bridge Macedonian Panel Vandalisation

The AMHRC has written to the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, in an effort to hasten the restoration of the vandalised glass panel on the Sandridge Bridge. The original letter (in PDF form) can be read here and reproduced below


18 May 2010
The Right Hon the Lord Mayor
Robert Doyle
City of Melbourne
GPO Box 1603
Melbourne VIC 3001

Dear Lord Mayor

It has come to the attention of our committee that the glass panel which traces the history of the immigration of Macedonians to Australia on Sandridge Bridge is currently boarded up.

It appears that the Macedonian glass panel is the only one that is currently boarded up and that it was targeted in a deliberate act of vandalism which according to our information occurred about one month ago.

Our committee would like to request that the Macedonian glass panel be repaired and restored to its original condition and that security measures on the bridge be tightened so that such an act of vandalism does not occur again.

Yours sincerely

Dr Chris Popov
Media Spokesperson
Australian-Macedonian Human Rights Committee Inc