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Medusa
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Medusa

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Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...

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Posted:Hi guys.

I am hoping someone can help me with some ideas.

In 1993 I left this tow called Roxby Downs which is in the middle of South Australia and I left behind a VERY good friend of mine

Now in 2004 I am trying to find him desperately.

I have tried to find him before and failed miserable but that may be due to my lack of conviction.

I have tried numerous Australian reunion websites in search of him and have done searches through the web but to no avail.

I only have his first and last name and his old address to go by and was hoping maybe someone here would have some kind of idea of how to go about locating him.

I know this sounds weird but he and I were very close and he used to be my inspiration when I wrote my books.

I have now hit a blank wall with my writing and I think that maybe finding him might be of some help to me.

I also had multiple dreams about him last night and now I can't get them out of my head.

Does anyone have any ideas?


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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines

Total posts: 4437
Posted:find a quiet place, close youe eyes and call to him, or you could try a phone book,
na seriously medusa, erm im not very knowledgeable about those reunion sites and i guess its pretty unreliable cos loads of people dont register, have you tried trying to trace him through his old address like contacting the current tenants and seeing if they know where he moved onto?
good luck in your search
x


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:I'm not sure how it works in Australia but in the UK there are records of births, deaths and marriages kept and electoral roles. You can ask to see them for the town he lived in and see if anything shows up, like a marriage or a child with his name as the father. The electoral role will show you if he moved out of the area because he will stop registering to vote in that town. Oh no, you don't do it like us do you. Voting is compulsory in Aussie isn't it.

Try a small ad in the local paper. People may remember him and know where he has gone.

Good Luck


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andythepoi


andythepoi

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Location: manchester, uk

Total posts: 508
Posted:for one dreadful moment i thought lonely hearts had found hop!







[edit] NOT because of the post...i wasn't taking the mickey out of that at all, good luck in your quest. cos of the "finding someone" header...hehe

EDITED_BY: andythepoi (1097315265)


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NOn


activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac

Total posts: 1643
Posted:this may be the over idealised only happen in films way of doing it - but maybe contact whoever lives in the house now, the neighbours - people who may have been in the town a while and may know where he's moved on to... someone may know something and then you can follow the trail and go on a roadtrip, take a director and get a hit movie!!

otherwise any mutual friends you can contact? but i reckons ad like skully said might be an idea, maybe not even a local one, a national one, he might see it, although that could be a long shot...

although the webs great and all, it is both too big and too small at the same time - i.e. it seems big but really only a small percentage of people actually use it. be more specific in where you search and who you ask


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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

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Location: Southampton

Total posts: 1626
Posted:ditto if you're determined to find them, write to "The Occupier" at the old address and ask if they know anything (make sure it's obviously not an evil chain letter) and, as politely as you can, ask them if they know anything. Put a stamped addressed envelope inside, and a phone number and e-mail address.

They might never reply, but it's a start!

Good luck!


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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 3044
Posted:roxby downs? ubblol

two friends recently returned from a 6 month stint there for work experience at the mine.

not really sure how you could track him down though... good luck!


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Medusa
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Medusa

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Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...

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Posted:Thanks for the advise guys.

Yeah Roxby Downs most boring town in South Australia and also one of the largest Uranium mines in Australia.


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wouac
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

wouac

Poi-tato
Location: Iceberg 319

Total posts: 183
Posted:uranium that sounds kooky probly turn the beer sour though the nasty stuff, My thoughts are the same as most contact the current owners of the previous residence..... or if you have his parents info contact them,... Or this is probably the most fun of them all look at all the people in the phone book with his name and call everyone you never know what kind of psychotics you'll find, hell you could write a book using their conversations alone beerchug

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

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Location: In a test pit, Mackay

Total posts: 1107
Posted:Written by:
Yeah Roxby Downs most boring town in South Australia and also one of the largest Uranium mines in Australia.



He's probably mutated into one of those hairy things from The Time Machine by now.

If you have a website try putting his name on it; loads of people ego surf and he might just see you appealing for him that way. Assuming Morlocks have access that is.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
Posted:im gonna sit with Skulld on this one, the electoral roll seems like the best bet.

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Faberg
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 1459
Posted:pick up the phone book. it may seem like too simple a solution but simple is often best.

my dad & his sis were separated when he was 6 and his sister was 4. my dad was raised in dublin, ireland, and his sister in coventry, uk. they were separated over 45 years, despite various attempts at finding each other through agencies which claim to specialise in finding long lost relatives & friends.

in the end they were reunited with the aid of good ole dublin telephone directory. his sister managed to get hold of the dublin phone book and decided she'd ring every Christopher Dunne listed in dublin.

my dad was the 3rd person she called... smile

and so they lived happily ever after...... ubbrollsmile

good luck with your search, i do hope you find your friend

peace


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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:this is gonna sound so odd & geeky wink ...but have you tried schoolfriends.com.au? they list tons of people (who've registered) from schools all around oz...your friend might be there...you never know! and also if you register you can put a notice thingy on there saying you're searching for your friend! biggrin

well good luck!! biggrin


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Medusa
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Medusa

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Posted:Yeah I am registered at schoolfriends.com.au as well as numerous other school reunion sites.

He hasn't registered yet (I in hope that he may just do that).


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Go to thailand and find a nice cheap hotel on Khosarn Road in Bangkok.

Wait long enough and i swear everyone you ever thought was cool will wander passed you at some point....


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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c00kie


c00kie

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Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 101
Posted:C@ntus - I totally agree with you there! I ran into 5 people I hadn't seen for years in Bangkok!

Life is too short.....lets party naked!

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Medusa
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Medusa

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Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...

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Posted:Well the better half has been bugging me to go to Thailand for a while so might have to just give in for the sake of finding my friend.

tongue


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:do it. seriously. and check out the Thai boys that hang out spinning poi and devil sticks all night, at the opposite end of the street from MacDonalds.

they're amazing. And they're all devotees of HoP which is really cool I reckon biggrin


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin

Total posts: 2617
Posted:I to have bumped into numerous unlikely people here. I can start asking round if you want?

I too have lost touch with loads of people I'd like to talk to again in South Africa and have no idea how to do it. I spose I may bump into them at some stage but i've all but given up at this stage. Do a google or too every now and then but none of them has become famous or built a freaking website or nothing yeeeettt..... smile


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