Friday, December 19, 2008

Just in time for Christmas

Want something for that "hard to buy for" man (or woman) in your life? Got a spare $4,900,000.00? (It's Australia dollars, so an absolute bargain for you Americans :) ).

How about a Ex-Australian Navy submarine? ... That's right, available on Ebay.

The sales pitch is as follows:

Proceeds from the purchase of merchandise goes directly to the maintainence and administration of the submarine and project overall.

Any items purchased will be received with a certificate of appreciation for your support.

For more information click here to visit web site at

"It's not every day you can bid for a 2,000 tonne submarine online, but that's what it's come down to. The HMAS Otama, the last Oberon submarine built for the Australian Navy has been sitting, rusting in Western Port Bay for six years. There were celebrations in 2002 when a small group of volunteers won the sought after tender with the help of a $500,000 grant from the Federal Government's Federation Fund. But the money is running out and the foreshore they have tried to put it on has become or is environmentally protected."

The Western Port Oberon Association Incorporated are group of community minded volunteers, committed to the betterment of the Western Port area. We have been trying to bring this project forward for many years. Unfortunately many obsticles have been put before us.

We are looking for partners, sponsors, members or any one willing to help.

The project has Approved Deductible Gift Recipient status.

Any donation over $2.00 is Fully Tax Deductable.

Western Port Oberon Association. ABN:21798098471.
PO Box 503
Hastings Victoria 3915

Mmm, fitting it in the stocking could be an issue!


Old NFO said...

Too funny! I do hope they get enough to keep the museum going though...

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