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Pocket vandalism

Bo Wharton, Fannie Bay, NT

The community tennis court and barbecue area next to the Pocket Primary School have been significantly vandalised. This is on land donated by my aunt, in memory of her husband, Harry Wharton, long term resident of the area.

The facilities were constructed by the local community including a beautiful mosaic tiled depiction of Mount Chincogan, Aboriginal life, and farming. Handmade tiles of each child in the class of 1988 have been smashed beyond repair, as well as other desecration.

I had hoped that my grandchildren could have attended the opening of the 100 year time capsule contained in this structure, now an unlikely event. Somebody must know who did this wonton act. I would like to know. Obviously these ratbags have no understanding of, or care for, local beauty or history. Show respect. Care for country.


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