Letters to the editor August 25, 2018

August 24 2018 - 2:30pm
Illuminated: Brian Suters of The Junction writes Margel Hinder, creator of the Civic Park fountain, once objected to green lights on the fountain.

NEWCASTLE City Council’s assault on the Civic precinct continues with the despoliation of Civic Park fountain. Council has installed coloured lighting, which the CEO believes improves the fountain (‘Clash over fountain lights’, Newcastle Herald, 20/8). This change is contrary to the expressed wishes of the sculptor Margel Hinder. In 1973, following the installation of external green lighting, Margel Hinder took legal action to have it removed. She was “appalled, distressed, disturbed and downhearted”.

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