Paul De Waard To Receive City Of Melbourne Commendation

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17 November 2008


Paul de Waard to receive City of Melbourne Commendation  

Paul de Waard, the Dutch backpacker seriously injured while helping others during the Melbourne

CBD shooting incident in June 2007 will be awarded with a certificate of commendation from the

Lord Mayor John So at a ceremony to be held at the Melbourne Town Hall on Wednesday 19

November 3pm – 4pm.

The City of Melbourne commendation ceremony will officially recognise Paul’s brave actions along

with those of the emergency and medical personnel who assisted him. 

In addition, Mr de Waard has also been nominated for a bravery award by the City of Melbourne,

which he will receive from the Royal Humane Society in a ceremony to be held at Government

House on Thursday 20 November.  


Paul de Waard, his mother and girlfriend, The Lord Mayor John So, the

Consul-General of the Netherlands, key personnel from the emergency

services and other individuals nominated by Mr de Waard, will all be present

at the commendation ceremony.



Report to Concierge, Administration Entrance, Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston

Street, and ask for Phil Buckley, Media Adviser, extension 8426.   


Wednesday 19 November, 2.45pm 

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For more information, contact:

Phil Buckley

Media Adviser, City of Melbourne, 

(03) 9658 8426, 0409 425 873,

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