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I FIND it ap­palling that Rex Gard­ner can make such grandiose gen­er­al­i­sa­tions from the story of Matthew, who sadly died un­no­ticed out­side the Royal Ho­bart Hos­pi­tal (“How many passed by Matthew’s body?”,

Sun­day Tasmanian, Oc­to­ber 28). To say that “most of us don’t care and will dodge around the Matthews of this world” is try­ing to ap­peal to heart­strings of read­ers we ap­par­ently don’t have.

I my­self walked past the hos­pi­tal dur­ing that time, but pedes­trian traf­fic is di­verted away from the gar­den beds with scaf­fold struc­tures to an al­ter­na­tive foot­path due to con­struc­tion works. Oth­er­wise I’m sure most cit­i­zens like my­self would have not just walked past but cared.

J. O’Toole New Town

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