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#1 2013-01-23 07:35:04

goldpelican
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Missing prospector's belongings found south of Menzies

The search for a missing prospector has moved further south from Menzies after items belonging to the man were found at a Goldfields property.

In what police termed "a significant development", searchers discovered personal items belonging to Michael Keith Graham on Wednesday morning, after information was received overnight from a property owner about items he found that did not belong to him.

The search for Mr Graham, 46, who was last seen on January 13, will continue on Thursday, with a team of four specialist tactical response group officers trained in bushcraft and tracking skills.

The TRG officers were deployed to the area by police air wing after the discovery and they are expected to search through the night.

Police officers, State Emergency Service volunteers and a local helicopter searched abandoned mineshafts earlier as part of week-long efforts to find Mr Graham.

Mr Graham, who is from New South Wales had been on a prospecting trip with friend Peter Holloway near Menzies in the Goldfields when he disappeared.

Mr Graham had been staying at a campsite north-east of Menzies, his vehicle was still there and it was not known if he had access to food or water.

Read more: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/missi … z2InY2Jlhl

Hopefully not a Silver Stackers member. Good luck to those in the search.


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#2 2013-01-23 07:58:11

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Re: Missing prospector's belongings found south of Menzies

Any members been inactive since the 13th? sad

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#3 2013-01-23 11:33:34

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Re: Missing prospector's belongings found south of Menzies

We had a prospector go missing up this way a while back http://www.cairns.com.au/article/2012/1 … -news.html Didn't turn out too well for him maybe.

Much entertaining local gossip due to the behaviour of the charged couple/family in the past in the area allegedly shooting at towards unwanted visitors and the use of a helicopter to dispose of certain parts of evidence and such, not to mention the background of the missing person and his friends activities with horticultural activities. Fifty shades of deliverance in this story, hope the subject of the OP is found safe and well. It has been a while though. sad

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#4 2013-01-23 16:44:38

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Re: Missing prospector's belongings found south of Menzies

goldpelican wrote:

Hopefully not a Silver Stackers member. Good luck to those in the search.

Not that it makes it any less tragic if he wasn't an SS member.


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#5 2013-01-23 18:07:10

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Re: Missing prospector's belongings found south of Menzies

PrettyPrettyShinyShiny wrote:
goldpelican wrote:

Hopefully not a Silver Stackers member. Good luck to those in the search.

Not that it makes it any less tragic if he wasn't an SS member.

Goes without saying.


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#6 2015-07-25 02:04:23

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Re: Missing prospector's belongings found south of Menzies

southerncross wrote:

We had a prospector go missing up this way a while back http://www.cairns.com.au/article/2012/1 … -news.html Didn't turn out too well for him maybe.

Much entertaining local gossip due to the behaviour of the charged couple/family in the past in the area allegedly shooting at towards unwanted visitors and the use of a helicopter to dispose of certain parts of evidence and such, not to mention the background of the missing person and his friends activities with horticultural activities. Fifty shades of deliverance in this story, hope the subject of the OP is found safe and well. It has been a while though. sad

Two people convicted of murdering prospector, sentenced to life...
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-24/s … er/6647230

Body has never been found.


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#7 2015-10-01 15:13:05

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Re: Missing prospector's belongings found south of Menzies

i agree with Ben, hopefully not one of our own...as meaning we are part of real community.
its like when we think of a relative. we have a bond.
but yes, with all empathy, we feel for this person and his kin, and hope that we dont have a 'personal' connection.

What i have seen in the bush, or have been told.....if you ever stumble across a 'cash' crop......run the other direction
and keep your mouth shut. When living in townsville in the early '90's....was told by a mate that in air (1 hour drive south of t/ville
that local known, but unknown drug syndicate would plant crops in the middle of sugar cane and tell the land owner to shut up or be shut up.
If you find a crop on your land to look other way or you will pay....this was done to his family farm....his dad ended up selling and moving on
as you cant go to the currupt poLICE.....as they say, lay down with dogs and you get fleas..

when ever i go bush..and never alone....I always tell someone where abouts i will be,,,,and when i should be home..and that if
i dont call to say i am home to expect the worse and get help...it is all too easy to plant dope and look from afar all movements
coming and going...if you see anything that shouldnt belong....ie, any type of watering system, buckets, fertiliser to get out of dodge.
dont explore around....people watching will just see you minding your own business and leaving empty...but if they see you looking
around cos you see a buckets, bottles..they will assume you are either going to steal or to squeal....when cash involved people can do
things that they wouldnt normally do.

goldpelican wrote:
PrettyPrettyShinyShiny wrote:
goldpelican wrote:

Hopefully not a Silver Stackers member. Good luck to those in the search.

Not that it makes it any less tragic if he wasn't an SS member.

Goes without saying.


A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold
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