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Queensland - Who saw the sign

Queensland - Who saw the sign
Queensland - Who saw the sign
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The sign that has stood at the northern most tip of Cape York in Queensland (Australia’s Most Northern point) for the last 20 years has disappeared.

It is thought to have been stolen by tourists on or around October 1st or 2nd, the sign is important because it identifies the northern most point of the continent for visitors and is located where tourists can look out across the Torres Strait Islands.

Attached to a post that was concreted into a drum, thieves have sawn off the post and removed the sign, then pushed the drum into the water.

When asked about the incident, a resident of Seisia (a camp site near the top end) stated, “Some low-life has taken it and it could be as far away as Western Australia by now. It’s a bloody disgrace.”

The resident also said that police had alerted all the stations ‘down the track’ to Cairns more than 900km south to keep a look out for the sign but that nothing had turned up as yet.

Sydney tourist Peter Papadopoulos has fulfilled a lifelong ambition to travel to the tip of Cape York said he assumed that the thieves were ‘Souvenir Hunters’.
He said, “My wife and I walked to the spot to discover the bottom of the base was sticking out of the water, Later a family told us that they helped the police pull the concrete base back out of the water.”

A spokeswoman from Cairns Police has asked that anyone with information come forward.
She said that the sign had been donated more than 20 years ago and had stood in that location since that time.

A temporary replacement sign made of cardboard reads “You are standing at the most northerly point on the Australian continent.”

FWD owners have also gathered rocks from the surrounding area and piled them up to create a Cairns, it would seem in a effort to leave a mark of their visit.

Date: 20/10/2009

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