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Cleaning underway at National War Memorial due to graffiti

4 December 2012

Cleaning underway at National War Memorial after graffiti attack

Today the National War Memorial is being scrubbed clean again after graffiti appeared on the building last week.

The Memorial is undertaking a major refurbishment and has had scaffolding up for almost the whole year to carry out the necessary work.

Paul Riley, curator of the National War Memorial, says it’s very upsetting to see the iconic building a target of tagging.

“The memorial is a beautiful building and a national monument, and to see it covered in graffiti is appalling. Whoever did this can have no sense of pride or conscience.”

Climbing on the scaffolding surrounding the building is highly dangerous and Mr Riley urges that the public stay well clear of the work taking place.

‘Anyone attempting to enter the scaffolding is trespassing. The police have been informed and are keeping a close watch on the building, especially at night.”

Although a building site, the National War Memorial remains open to the public and visitors are asked to take care while around the building.

Admission times are Mondays to Saturdays from 10.30am to 4.30pm and Sundays from 12pm to 4.30pm.



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