Darling Downs town wants stolen historical gates back

The gates stolen from Warra on the Darling Downs.
The gates stolen from Warra on the Darling Downs. Nancy Evans / Dalby Herald

WARRA'S Geoff Taylor is launching his last ditch effort to find the historical gates stolen last year ahead of the Anzac Day ceremony.

"We've not heard a whisper, even though the council offered a reward at the time," Mr Taylor said.

The gates were stolen in November 2013.

"The issue hasn't gone away and we're hoping to jog someone's memory. Maybe someone saw something," he said.

"If someone in the region has got them and wants to return them anonymously, we'd be grateful."

As the president of the Memorial Hall committee that is planning the Anzac Day event, he hoped the gates would be returned.

"It could have been someone passing through the town. In hindsight, we didn't make them awfully difficult to steal," he said.

Mr Taylor said the Western Downs Regional Council had offered to make new gates, but that offer was declined.

"We want the historical gates; they have their own history and story connected to the town. At least the thieves were nice enough to leave the centenary coat of arms behind."

Old railway gates to replace those stolen have been found by the committee that could be fixed to suit the area.

"This is our last resort; we haven't given up hope yet."

IF YOU have information, phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.


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