Traditional Geocache

Joe's Place

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Hidden : 2/14/2010
In South Australia, Australia
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


For 45 years Joe lived at stobie pole 251 on Highway One. Living under a tarp with his radio his best mate. A few who would travel the road frequently befriended him, bringing him food, magazines, books, batteries for the radio and the occasional treat.

Hidden away from the world Joe lived his life with the few things he needed, but his friends knew where to find him. Almost deaf , with little vision and missing a few fingers Joe lived his life, but still kept up with the footy, particularly Port Power who he could tell you almost anything about.

In May 2007 Joe was found on the side of the road. He had fallen and broken his hip. Joes health declined and he agreed to move into a nursing home, Never having registered for the pension this was also arranged for him.

Saddly after his health deteriorated Joe past away 27th June 2007. He never got his first pension cheque.

Joe was 85.

After his passing Joe was cremated and his ashes spread at his home free in the place he loved.

Joe's place still remains today. A memorial has been placed at his camp and a plaque has been placed on stobie pole 251. Visitors can also sign a memorial book located at the site.

This cache has been placed in memory of Joe to preserve his story as long as possible. Hidden just of the highway its another piece of history that shouldnt be lost in the scrub.

We do as that you please be respectful while in the area and not disturb any of the remaining camp. Cachers are able to walk around to retrieve the cache and will not have to go through his camp.

RIP Joe
14/1/1922 - 27/6/2007

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Last Updated: on 4/23/2017 9:18:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time (4:18 AM GMT)
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