Time capsule mystery at Hobartville Public School - can you help?

Where is the time capsule? Hobartville Public School students and teachers hope to unveil a rumoured time capsule that was destined to be dug up this year, on the school's 50th anniversary.

Where is the time capsule? Hobartville Public School students and teachers hope to unveil a rumoured time capsule that was destined to be dug up this year, on the school's 50th anniversary.

Celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, Hobartville Public School is hoping to discover a time capsule, rumoured to have been buried on school grounds, destined to be unearthed in 2021.

Principal Luke O'Brien said: "The search for our time capsules is like a well-written drama that reflects the search for our school's heart."

Assistant Principal Renee Rieck has conducted an exhaustive search to find the treasured time capsule, with no luck thus far.

"I have been digging for weeks, with the aid of a metal detector, and frustratingly enough, come up empty handed," she said.

The school community has rallied behind the cause, but social media callouts for help have not turned up any clues as to the capsule's whereabouts.

"As I desperately dug countless holes in suspected locations, my perseverance was driven by countless community members who walked by, each one telling a story of a child, wife or husband who was part of the Hobartville family 30 years ago, and what trinket of time they contributed to this narration," Ms Rieck said.

Now, the school is calling on readers of this newspaper to help find the capsule.

If you have any photos, news articles or school magazines that may help unveil the location of the capsule - or capsules, as some theories state there are two - please get in touch with the school.

Ms Rieck said there had been rumours that the second capsule had been buried on the 25th anniversary of the school in 1996.

Mr O'Brien said: "It is a mark of respect to all who have passed through our school to honour their legacy. We hope to find the capsule."

Ms Rieck said she was not giving up hope: "Generations of our Hobartville community are invested in this discovery and we won't stop until our little piece of history is found."

If you have any information about the whereabouts of the Hobartville Public School time capsule/s, contact the school on 02 4578 1110 or hobartvill-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au