Oops, just found the newspaper article about the incredible lawn dart in
South Australia - for what it is worth here it is...
TINY TOWN TIPPED TO ROCKET INTO FAME
The Canberra Times Thursday 30 April 1998
ADELAIDE : It's sticking out of the ground "like a pencil in playdough" and
has the potetntial to make the tiny South Australian outback town of William
Creek the rocket capital of Australia.
The 10m rocket, possibly 20 or 30 years old, was spotted by a cattle
musterer late last year and was tracked down again earlier this week by
outback tour operator Trevor Wright. About 20 km south of William Creek, it
sits upright in the clay, apparently undamaged despite its dramatic plunge.
Mr Wright said yesterday that locals had no idea why or when the rocket was
launched nor waht its purpose was. But he said they were hoping to make
something of a tourist attraction of the find with the owner of the William
Creek Hotel already drawing up plans to have it lifted onto the pub's roof.
"We've already got a bit of a museum set up here with other rocket debris so
we reckon this thing could make us the rocket capital of Australia"
"Perhaps we should paint a big bull's eye on the top of the pub too".
Mr Wright said preparations were now under way to get to the rocket by land
but he remained unsure whether it would be possible to bring it back.
Oh god, they'll probably paint it flourescent orange or something :^((
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