Ian Hennig found all these framed photos in a crate he got from the refuse centre. Photo: ROB BARICH ref1910a
Ian Hennig found all these framed photos in a crate he got from the refuse centre. Photo: ROB BARICH ref1910a

Mystery of photos found at dump

A VISIT to the dump has sparked a bit of intrigue for Ian Hennig and his wife, Shirley, after they found some framed family photos hidden in timber boxes.

Looking for scrap timber for his personal use, Mr Hennig visited the Meadowvale Waste Management Facility to see if there was any wood he could recycle.

Finding some timber boxes, Mr Hennig was shocked when he returned home and found four frames filled with multiple family photos - including wedding photographs.

“The boxes were full of cardboard and bubble wrap and when we got to the bottom we found the photographs,” he said.

Mr Hennig said there was one clue left on the outside of the box.

“It said DA Forsyth, nothing else,” he said.

Mr Hennig said he believed the crates may have been shipped from overseas, as the nails used to hold the timber together were unlike any he had seen before.

The packaging boxes were about 5m by 4m and the nails used were small with copper heads.

Mr Hennig said he was willing to look after the photos but hoped someone would come forward to claim them.

“Someone has gone to a lot of expense to put it all together,” he said.

Mr Hennig said he had already contacted a Forsyth he found in the phone book to try and locate the owners but had no luck.

Bundaberg Regional Council waste and recycling manager James Stanfield said it was not uncommon for personal items to be accidentally thrown away.

“If you do throw something into the bin by accident we need to know within a couple of hours, as it will help us look for it,” he said.

The most common items thrown away by mistake were leads for computers and mobile phones accidentally left in their boxes.

Mr Stanfield said he and his team were more than willing to search for lost items, especially wallets and purses.

If anyone has any information relating to the owners of the photographs please telephone the NewsMail on 4153 8505.



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