The Coal River Time Machine

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA. The University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party announced today that they would begin construction of a ‘real’ time machine. Quoting the late U.S. President J. F. Kennedy today, a representative said that they believed that:

“The University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of transporting a Novocastrian into the past and into a series of possible futures of this city and region, and returning them safely to the present. We propose to develop a new device known as the Coal River Time Machine. It will utilise cutting edge Google Earth technology and employ overlayed historical maps, images and documents within a 3d virtual environment to transport occupants back into our geological past, and exploring the option of visiting possible future scenarios that are dependent upon how we act today. We choose to do these things, and the other goals, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”


4 thoughts on “The Coal River Time Machine

  1. To you people of vision.

    I am proud of your determination, love the time machine concept.
    Particularly the last line that describes what we in Newcastle MUST do – because IT IS HARD. If it were easy it would already have been done.

    I visualise the day when our present coal barons will fund a truly inspirational interpretation of our coal story.

    Keep up the good work.

    Bob Cook

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