OUR readers have taken the Narooma News to many unique locations around the world from the world’s tallest building in Dubai to the Great Wall of China.
We run them in the paper with great relish under the headline: “Have News will travel…”
Well this week we have another submission from the Gauslaa and Cooper families who have just returned from another trip to the Simpson Desert and red centre of Australia.
Sylvia Gauslaa last month submitted a great little yarn about their visit to the Maralinga nuclear test site and previously she covered her husband Kris’ epic walk across the desert.
Kris last June supported by his wife crossed the Simpson Desert via the French Line, walking some 435kms and over 1100 sand hills, in memory of his brother John raising money for the Starlight Foundation.
This latest trip, the Gauslaas who were travelling with Graham Small and Sheryl and Colin Cooper of course packed a Narooma News again and had some fun with this photo hamming it up in front the camera.
The photo came with the title: “Narooma residents survive desert plane crash – April 1, 2050” and the caption: “Quick Goz, pass the Narooma News to see if our obituary is there!”
The plane wreck is on the Anne Beadell Highway and no-one died we are told.
The plane is
a Goldfields Air Services flight that crashed around January 26, 1993,
according to www.exploroz.com
The track to the site was made in 1995 by a West Australian, who received the lat/long of the crash site from a pilot.
then the plane was totally intact, less the instruments.
Vandals have since taken the engines and by comparing photos to what exists today and it seems many other items are slowly disappearing.
Amazingly, this is not the first plane-crashed themed “Have New will Travel…” submission.
A few years ago, the Narooma Surf Life Saving Club rowers from the George Bass surfboat marathon race took a paper with them on their end-of-season celebration trip to the Abrolhos Islands.
On the way, the came across a half sunk Cessna at the Geraldton airport and took the photo to pose on wing – good on you guys, love your work.
We look forward to our next “Have News will Travel…” entry wherever in the world it may come from.
Read about the Gauslaa’s latest trip here: