Does anyone have any knowledge of this?

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Look at 32d 13m 01s South 125d 21m 39s East near Caiguna. Interesting, looks quite old.
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 13:32

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 13:32
The Readymix logo.

Have a look here and scroll down to Readymix and the Diamond.

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Follow Up By: Mikee5 - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 13:47

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 13:47
Thank you Frank,
What a great story.
Really glad I posted this.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 17:45

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 17:45
You're welcome, Mikee5.

Years ago (1969) my job transferred me and a few mates from Melbourne to Perth. We flew over in a Lockheed Electra, a 4 engined turbo-prop which cruised at about 20,000 ft. way below the jet levels of 33,000 or so. The Readymix sign was plain as day and in an area without features was a prominent visual fix for pilots flying light aircraft and navigating visually.

EDIT: Hmmm. If you play around with Google Earth's perspective you might have a different opinion about it being prominent! I think if I was navigating a light aircraft visually I'd just follow the road and mark off the roadhouses as I passed them :-)

Back then it was on the aeronautical charts of the time. Don't know if it is now.
Here's what Google Earth says it look like from about 20,000 feet, as of June 2015:



It's not as clear as it once was, but will be there for a while yet.
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Reply By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 14:17

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 14:17
Aliens . . .
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 14:36

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 14:36
I recall seeing it during a couple of flights between Perth and the Eastern states in the mid 60s.
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Reply By: Member - Odog - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 16:40

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 16:40
Can see it quite clearly on Google Earth. Great read, very interesting... Especially the comments about pot holes on the Eyre Hwy.. Had a bit of a laugh.. Thanks for that.. Cheers Odog
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