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  Does anyone know where this sign is/was? Crossroads at Mickleham

24 July 2007, 05:38am      


Does anyone remember this sign?


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I can't remember the exact source of this pic but I think this was from a 1970s newspaper article about a UFO sighting.

My best guess based on the place names, direction and distances is that it was located at the junction of Somerton and Mickleham Roads. I think the bottom sign that is obscured says "SOMERTON" - any ideas what the top might say? It looks like it starts with "H" then possibly "I" or "L".

Does anyone remember this crossroads?

Here's a similar sign which still exists, at the western end of Craigieburn Road:


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You can see where a sign was previously attached, just above "KONAGADERRA" on the right hand side. I wonder what it was?

On the other side of the "KONAGADERRA" sign (not visible in this image) you can see the number "2" underneath the current "3" - presumably an older sign with the distance in miles...

UPDATE: After seeing this image from 1956 it's apparent that the hidden sign at the top says "HUME HIGHWAY"




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