Australia Post finds lost competition entry after 34 years … and it’s a winner

(l-r)  Carmen Braidwood, Robyn, Natalie Sarich-Dayton (Marketing Director for Brownes Dairy) and Brad ‘Fitzi’ Fitzgerald.
Robyn's original competition entry.
(l-r) Carmen Braidwood, Robyn, Natalie Sarich-Dayton (Marketing Director for Brownes Dairy) and Brad ‘Fitzi’ Fitzgerald. Robyn's original competition entry.

ROBYN Auld had pretty much written off her entry in the “Brownes Dairy Choc Rock Contest” – fair enough, given it was back in 1983 when she posted it to 96FM.

But last week, the station was delivered a piece of mail that had been lost with Australia Post for the past 34 years.

That piece of mail was a competition entry form – a milk carton cut-out for the “Brownes Dairy Choc Rock Contest” – where the winner won “a complete set of the Top 96 Albums” of all time.

After a nationwide search, Robyn was finally located – now known by her married name, Robyn Liebeck.

She lives on a farm in a little town called Muntadgin (just outside Merredin) in regional WA, but a relative heard the search on the radio in Perth and gave her a call.

Robyn then had her children get in contact with 96FM via their Facebook page and they invited her in-studio this morning.

Robyn travelled 300 km to get to Perth for the meeting – despite it being the busiest time of year on the farm with seeding currently taking place.

As a surprise, Carmen & Fitzi along with a Brownes Dairy representative this morning presented Robyn with a cheque to the value of $2,000, the value of the 96 albums she would have received should she have won the original competition.

Australia Post said they had no idea how the entry became lost, and that it had just turned up one day.

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