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Nowhere Else a steal for tourists



Elliston District Council CEO Mary Deakin said it had become an expensive problem for the council on Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.

"People sort of look at it and say 'Oh that'd be good to have hanging in the shed or up above the bar' or something like that, so they acquire it, " she said.

"Over time it does become quite expensive."

Contrary to the name on the sign, the dirt road actually leads somewhere.

The road branches off the Flinders Highway near the coastal town of Sheringa and heads inland to Tooligie.

Ms Deakin said there was an historic reason for the name.

"It's a story of a couple of shepherds who set out to find the shepherd's hut and because there was a lot of trees like she-oaks in that day, they found it very hard to see, " she explained.

"When they were coming up over a rise, one of the guys said 'If it's not over this hill it's nowhere else'."

She said the shepherds eventually found the hut and the name stuck.

The property where the hut was located was named 'Nowhere Else' until it was amalgamated into other stations in the area.

Ms Deakin said the council had considered making souvenir versions of the sign to sell to help deter people from stealing the original.

But it was unsure people would be prepared to pay.

ABS News 29 Jun 2012


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