Monday, 7 January 2013

From the Archives - 100th Anniversary

Tom and Lesley with the Cape Paterson Claw
Mike Cleeland as Bill Ferguson (with Nick)
100th birthday cake
"Bill Ferguson" holding court
I've been converting my old snaps into digital images and came across some of our celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the first dinosaur bone found in Australia.  For those who don't know the story, on 7th May 1903 Bill Ferguson found a dinosaur bone near Eagle's Nest whilst mapping the coast and prospecting for coal.  He tentatively identified it as a tooth but, once experts got a look, it became known as the Cape Paterson Claw.
We don't know if Mr Ferguson really wore a kilt whilst prospecting, but he was of Scottish origin...

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