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Restore the Ayers Rock Summit Plaque

Restore the Ayers Rock Summit Plaque
Copy of letter sent to Director National Parks 7 January 2018

Cc Minister of Environment, Minister for Tourism, Director Geoscience Australia, The Australian, Daily Telegraph, NT News

Condition of Bronze Directional Plaque at summit of Ayers Rock

Dear Director,
It has come to my attention that Parks Australia has allowed the Bronze Directional Plaque at summit of Ayers Rock to fall into disrepair.
The plaque is missing the Map of Australia and Australian coat of arms that featured on the plaque when it was installed in 1970. It seems the map was missing by 1984, and the coat of arms went missing in the early 2000s (See image above).
The plaque represents an important scientific and historical feature of significant Australian heritage value. It is a testament of Parks Australia neglect of this object that is has done nothing to ensure the condition of the plaque is maintained in original condition.
What is Parks Australia doing to restore this important historical artefact?

Yours Faithfully
Marc Hendrickx


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