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US NewsMessage in a bottle written 50 years ago by a British boy is found by Australian fisherman - who is now trying to track down the person who threw it into the sea

18:10  17 july  2019
18:10  17 july  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Message in a bottle written 50 years ago by a British boy is found by Australian fisherman - who is now trying to track down the person who threw it into the sea © Getty

A message in a bottle written 50 years ago by a 13-year-old British boy has been found by a father and son in Australia.

Paul Elliot and his son Jyah found the bottle on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula in southern Australia while fishing.

Message in a bottle written 50 years ago by a British boy is found by Australian fisherman - who is now trying to track down the person who threw it into the sea © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Paul Gilmore said that he was travelling on the TV Fairstar - a cruise ship that was used to transport British immigrants to Australia in the 1960s

Mr Elliot said he is now looking for the note's author, Paul Gilmore, who described himself as a 13-year-old English boy travelling on a cruise ship along the southern Australian coast from Fremantle to Melbourne.

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The bottle — and the message — had been found . It is believed to be the oldest known message in a bottle ever recovered. “I bent down and picked up that bottle that was at my feet. Thousands of bottles were thrown into the ocean around the world from German ships between the 1860s and the

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In Paul's note he says he is on the TV Fairstar ship, an Australian-based cruise liner that was used to transport British immigrants in the 1960s.

Message in a bottle written 50 years ago by a British boy is found by Australian fisherman - who is now trying to track down the person who threw it into the sea © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited An Australian fisherman and his son found the 50-year-old note while fishing on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula in southern Australia

The ship could hold up to 1,868 passengers and made its maiden voyage from Southampton to Sydney in 1964.

Government oceanographer David Griffin said the bottle could not have remained afloat for 50 years off the south coast because 'the ocean never stays still.'

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Mr Griffin suspects that the bottle had been buried on a beach for years and was then resurfaced by a storm.

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'If it had been dropped in anywhere in the ocean somewhere south of Australia, then there's no way it's going to stay actually at sea moving around for more than a year or two,' he said.

The author gave his position as '1,000 miles east of Fremantle.'

Message in a bottle written 50 years ago by a British boy is found by Australian fisherman - who is now trying to track down the person who threw it into the sea © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Paul Elliot and his son Jyah (pictured) are now determined to try and find the note's author, 13-year-old Paul Gilmore

However it is not clear whether the author actually meant 1,000 miles (1,600km) out of Fremantle, which would have included a journey south along the west coast before turning east.

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