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The Big Dig

On tuesday March 27th, we held the "Big Dig".

Volunteers came from Canberra, Nambour, Nanango, Brisbane, Buderim, Tin Can Bay, Cooroy, and of course, Gympie  to be part of an urgent dig to discover evidence before the site is destroyed for a highway bypass.

Local "unbiased" newspapers sent reporters as did channel 7, giving great media coverage to this effort.

The owner organised a bobcat for the day, and although some might think this a bit extreme, it certainly saved a lot of back breaking manual digging, and a lot of time.

Many thanks to all of those who attended on the day, and to Brett the bobcat driver for his expertise and careful clearing.

 

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Lets Dig ! Brett and Brett
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Poor Soil Sandy clay and sandstone
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Down deep Lower terrace
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Very sandy Is this a tunnel?
  
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Extremely sandy... Digging among the boulders
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Squared stone Cleared section
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Worked Stone? Another Worked Stone?
   
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more digging the bobcat sure cleared some area
   
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Another cleared section Too big for the bobcat
   
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