Message in a Bottle

A message in a bottle was found on Friday the 20th of September around 2pm on a beach in South Arm, Hobart, Tasmania when Sam, a retired musician and artist was beach-combing. The bottle has been dated to be approximately 50 to 100 years old. The cork is perished somewhat and the message inside appears to be covered in protective wax but looks slightly damp. If the bottle had remained in the ocean much longer the cork would have likely perished and the bottle and its message would have been lost forever.

What's in the message? Can it still be read? Who wrote it?

THE UNOPENED BOTTLE WILL BE DISPLAYED HERE AT THE MARITIME MUSEUM OF TASMANIA FROM MONDAY THE 14TH OF OCTOBER THROUGH TO THE 25TH OF OCTOBER 2019.

Come take a look!