Video: The old sign gathering dust out near Caiguna

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 at 09:08
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Hi all,

There's been a couple of threads on this here on EO over the years but not since 2007.
Recently I managed to visit the Readymix Logo out near Caiguna.



Here's a video I put together on it; Enjoy!!



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Reply By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 at 11:04

Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 at 11:04
A couple of quick questions Alan. BTW - nice video.
1.Is this logo older than Marree Man?
2. Private or Commonwealth land?
3. Some coordinates so as to find it on Elvis?
4. Is Caiguna still the Centre of the Universe as per my 1991 bumper sticker? LOL
This and Nazca plains in Peru show that humans just have to leave a mark somewhere, somehow.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 at 11:35

Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 at 11:35
Hi Warrie, cheers

This Geoglyph predates Marree Man by 33 years.
It's on Pastoral lease (managed by Rawlinna at moment)
32 13.0543 S
125 21.5365 E

Yes, we seem to always leave our mark somehow!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 at 11:44

Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 at 11:44
Marree man info says 1998 build and restored in 2016. AFAIR I thought there was a 1970's version. But 33 years off 1998 gives 1965 for Readymix??? Quirkily enough these are the years for enhanced Leonid meteor shower fireball activity . Hey, it's only 10 years till 2031. Should be spectacular from dark outback skies.

Edit - found it on Ex Oz topo as a clearly marked diamond. Dead centre is
32° 13' 0.12"S and 125 deg 21 min 35 sec east.

Or 32 .2166 S and 125.3604 E
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 10:12

Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 10:12
1965 for Readymix is possible. When I was transferred to Perth in 1969 the Readymix sign was a well-established aviation landmark. I flew over it a number of times in Ansett's Lockheed Electras (remember them?)
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Follow Up By: Rod N - Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 17:08

Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 17:08
I remember seeing it from the air on commercial flights from Perth to Adelaide in the mid 60s.
Wasn't the logo made by the Eyre highway construction crew?
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Follow Up By: equinox - Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 17:17

Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 17:17
Hi guys,

There's some good info: HERE

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 17:21

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I think it probably was, Rod. That would narrow down its date of origin. For years it was on pilots' World Aeronautical Charts (WAC) as a readily (pun unintentional!) identifiable landmark. I don't know if that's still the case - it might not be prominent enough now - and I don't have access to a current chart to check.

EDIT: Equinox, thanks for the topic and for that link, very interesting and great reading!
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Reply By: Member - Core420 - Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 at 11:34

Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 at 11:34
Wow, did not know about it until this video. Thanks for sharing!
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Reply By: nick g1 - Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 at 12:52

Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 at 12:52
Love the quick shot of the attacking Wedgie! They are very territorial and magnificent up close. I had an up close encounter with one when he attacked my hang glider at 2000ft as l crossed his territory. Needless to say l got out of there quick!
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