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Missing Campers

Postby Kickinghorse » Sat 11 Apr, 2020 7:31 am

A while ago now but Is anyone aware of an update to the article below?

Fate of senior campers remains a mystery as police call off search
Police have ended the search for two friends aged in their 70s who went missing during a camping trip in Victoria last month.

https://apple.news/AdnhUnhrRTtywwFGkBL2U6Q
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Re: Missing Campers

Postby kymboy » Sat 11 Apr, 2020 1:46 pm

not so far according to the daily mail...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... woman.html
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Re: Missing Campers

Postby bobcrusader » Mon 13 Apr, 2020 3:48 pm

Criminal investigation now... Another Wonnangatta mystery.
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Re: Missing Campers

Postby Kickinghorse » Sat 18 Apr, 2020 10:58 pm

Re the original Wonnangatta Station mystery, I seem to remember some articles etc devoted to this in publications such as Wild.
Here’s a link to the original story below.

https://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2010 ... 914117.htm
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Re: Missing Campers

Postby Wazza1 » Mon 20 Apr, 2020 7:19 pm

Re:Wonnangatta murders
Wallace Mortimer has written three books on the valley and murders. It has been his passion for over 40 years.
They are essential reading for anyone who has walked in the valley, if you can find them.
They are: The History of Wonnangatta Station
Wonnangatta Station-Next 20 years
Who Killed Jim Barclay
He names the alleged murderer in the last book
There is also a Friends of Wonnangatta Station. I don’t know if it is still operating.
There is also “The Wonnangatta Mystery “ written by local historians Keith Leyden and Michel Ray

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Re: Missing Campers

Postby Kickinghorse » Sat 23 May, 2020 11:16 pm

This article appeared in the Age today. Make of it what you will.
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https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 54v4p.html
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Re: Missing Campers

Postby matagi » Sun 24 May, 2020 6:41 am

I don't like John Silvester's writing style and I am a little uncomfortable with the way he has put the "Button Man" in the crosshairs.
This makes me the first man to climb Mount Everest backwards, without oxygen...or even a jumper.
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Re: Missing Campers

Postby Petew » Sun 24 May, 2020 7:36 am

That article was weird. More like tales from the crypt than decent journalism.
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Re: Missing Campers

Postby wildwanderer » Sun 24 May, 2020 10:28 am

matagi wrote: I am a little uncomfortable with the way he has put the "Button Man" in the crosshairs.


Agree. Story would be fine if it was telling about events that happened a century ago but putting a prejudicial microscope on a man currently living alone in a remote area (for the sake of a spooky article) is not good.

What happens if a group of louts decide to pay "the button man" a visit..
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Re: Missing Campers

Postby rcaffin » Fri 29 May, 2020 8:25 pm

What happens if a group of louts decide to pay "the button man" a visit..
I would imagine they would never be seen again.

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Re: Missing Campers

Postby stry » Sat 30 May, 2020 3:31 pm

Nothing more than the usual fantasy land whipping up of something out of nothing for which journalists are (in)famous.

The only positive knowledge of the whereabouts of all these missing people is held by the wild dogs, and I don't think revelation will be forthcoming from them.
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Re: Missing Campers

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 30 May, 2020 4:31 pm

Maybe the first nations peoples were right and yowies and bunyips really do exist.
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: Missing Campers

Postby stry » Sat 30 May, 2020 5:24 pm

Maybe, but just like panthers, pumas, etc. there are no recorded or reported credible sightings, and no credible pictures.
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Re: Missing Campers

Postby north-north-west » Sat 30 May, 2020 5:58 pm

rcaffin wrote:What happens if a group of louts decide to pay "the button man" a visit..
I would imagine they would never be seen again.


Well, a man has to eat.
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Re: Missing Campers

Postby Mark F » Sat 30 May, 2020 8:32 pm

nnw - are you suggesting his family name may actually be be Pearce?
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Re: Missing Campers

Postby north-north-west » Sun 31 May, 2020 7:01 pm

Nah, he's not Tasmanian.
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