A copy of the Daily News and photos are among the many things that will be included in the WSHS centenary time capsule before it is sealed by school captains Jacob Stevens and Gabby McCosker.
A copy of the Daily News and photos are among the many things that will be included in the WSHS centenary time capsule before it is sealed by school captains Jacob Stevens and Gabby McCosker. Linden Morris

100 years of history buried

AFTER hunting, digging and excavation works, the whereabouts of the Warwick State High School 75th anniversary time capsule still remains a mystery but this time around organisers are not taking any chances.

Centenary committee member and WSHS teacher Doug Wilson said they were unable to locate the old time capsule.

"Without digging up the whole school we will just have to wait to find it," Mr Wilson said.

"The 100th time capsule has been especially made with a glass case so that we can seal it and display it in the school waiting room and not lose it.

"It will be a fitting memorial to mark the centenary celebrations."

Mr Wilson said a lot of thought had gone into what to include in the time capsule.

"I have even researched historical time capsules to see what they included," he said.

"At this point it will include a copy of the Daily News on Saturday, all the other article clippings, student memories on a USB, photos, official programs and such from the weekend and the proposed master plans for the school.

"There will be between 10 and 15 things going inside.

"There will be no set date for it to be opened though."

School captains Gabby McCosker and Jacob Stevens agreed the capsule was a fitting tribute.

"I think it is a great idea and pretty creative how they have used an old desk in the frame," Gabby said.

"Putting 100 years of memorabilia into it is pretty special."

"It is very exciting to think that what we put in there now will be looked at some point in the future," Jacob added.

The metal capsule was made by former student Duncan Stewart and the wooden and glass case was made from an older intermediate school desk by another former student, Carl Dittman.

The time capsule ceremony will take place at WSHS on Sunday at 10am where it will be filled and sealed in front of everyone present.



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