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'Please reply': Message in a bottle found 50 years on


Paul Gilmore, who threw the bottle when his family moved to Australia in the 1960s, is currently on a cruise, his sister says.

Message in a bottle. By the Police.
The British author of a 50-year-old message in a bottle that washed up on an Australian beach has been found - and is at sea again.

A then 13-year-old Paul Gilmore threw his message over the side of a ship on 17 November 1969, as he and his family were emigrating to Australia.


The message was found this week by Paul Elliott and his nine-year-old son Jyah on Talia Beach in South Australia.

The boy's mother, Carla Elliott, said he was "so excited", though he initially worried it might be a fake.

Ms Elliott posted an image of the letter on Facebook to try and locate Mr Gilmore, said the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).


Eventually, his sister, Annie Crossland, was found, and she said Mr Gilmore is currently on a cruise in the Baltic Sea.


"It's amazing, absolutely incredible," she told the Australian broadcaster. "He'll be chuffed to bits."

Categories: General | Local Interest

Published in: September Newsletter



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