Where are they now? Search is on for lost time cap­sules.

Bush Telegraph - - FOCUS ON FARMING -

For cen­turies time cap­sules have been used to pre­serve a pbit of the past for the fu­ture.q

They were of­ten buried or placed in the walls of sig­nif­i­cant lo­cal build­ings when they were built, such as town halls, schools or churches, where they re­mained un­til opened on a par­tic­u­lar date in the fu­ture.

Un­for­tu­nately as time has passed, many have been for­got­ten or even lost, with no record of their lo­ca­tion or even their ex­is­tence.

Joy Kopa, Tararua Dis­trict Coun­cil, Records and In­for­ma­tion Man­ager, says many of the old time cap­sules within the dis­trict are com­ing up to their date for pun­earthingq but their lo­ca­tions are un­known.

pMany of the early time cap­sules were placed on prop­er­ties then owned by Cen­tral or Lo­cal Govern­ment, as it was be­lieved th­ese prop­er­ties would never be sold.

pHow­ever this was not al­ways the case and peo­ple are now com­ing to Coun­cil ask­ing if we know where the cap­sules were placed, as the new landown­ers have no idea.q

Joy says if any­one has any in­for­ma­tion or knowl­edge of any time cap­sules within the dis­trict, she would love to hear from them.

pWe al­ready know the lo­ca­tion of cap­sules from Woodville and Eke­tahuna Cen­ten­ni­als, but Iom sure there are a lot more out there.q

If any­one has any in­for­ma­tion that may help Joy in her search, please call her on Ph (06) 374 4080

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