There is no evidence of where the capsule is buried, although some have suggested it lies somewhere under the school oval.
Karrinyup primary teacher Lucy McCullough said the missing time capsule had been talked about for years, but interest had grown in conjunction with the school’s anniversary.
‘We’ve been planning our 50th anniversary for the best part of this year and as we started talking about what we could do for the anniversary, there are lots of conflicting stories about where it could be and that’s where it could be,’ Ms McCullough said. ‘It’s just a matter of getting the information out and hoping it will jolt someone’s memory.’
Ms McCullough said the school of more than 500 students had been captivated by the search for the missing capsule.
‘We’re trying to stop them from digging up the oval. Some of the students’ parents and grandparents have been involved in the school for a very long time, so we’re trying to check out our local sources first.’
Ms McCullough said the school planned to bury a new time capsule and keep better track of its location second time around. ‘We are calling for anyone in the community who may know about the time capsule to help us locate it,’ she said.
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