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Coorong Wants It's Rock Back

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A call has been put out for whoever took an historic stone from its home in the Coorong, to bring it back, no questions asked.

The rock, which used to be located on a backroad out of Meningie, was inscribed sometime in the early 1800’s by an unknown person with the words ‘very good water’ to indicate the nearby water hole was ok to drink from.

In 2014, someone took the rock, leaving behind a set of tyre tracks which, seeing as the rock weighs around a ton, locals believe the vehicle may have had a crane attached.

A facebook post by the Friends of the Coorong back in 2014 urging the rock thief to return it was to no avail.

Still no news on the recent disappearance of the "Very Good Water" marker. This limestone rock, located on the historic Old Melbourne to Adelaide Road approximately 40kms south of Meningie was carved over 100 years ago to identify the location of a fresh water soak nearby. The stone is almost 1m in diameter and about 20cm thick - it must be quite heavy. Hopefully someone will know what has happened and we will see the stone returned soon. Anyone who may be able to provide any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at https://sa.crimestoppers.com.au/

If you have any idea where the rock may have ended up, the Meningie Cheese Factory’s Ray Ashden has told the ABC he’ll figure out a way to retrieve it.


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