New feature at Gnomesville goes missing after 17 days

A HAND-CARVED wooden gnome has gone missing less than a month after it was placed at the Ferguson Valley’s popular tourist destination, Gnomesville.

Clair Bedford has appealed to the public to help her return the unique carving using social media.

Gnomesville is a roadside attraction where more than 3000 gnomes have been placed among the trees by visitors, each with their own special message.  

This unique carving has gone missing less than a month after it was placed at Gnomesville.

This unique carving has gone missing less than a month after it was placed at Gnomesville.

Miss Bedford said the “wood spirit gnome” was lovingly carved by her father to be enjoyed by visitors to Gnomesville.

She said 17 days after the carving was placed at the site, it had gone missing.

“The piece of jarrah wood is about one metre long so wouldn't have been easy to move,” she posted on Facebook.  

“I guess it is a compliment to dad's creativity that someone would want to have him in their garden, but he was meant to be for everyone's enjoyment.

“I can only hope that the thief or thieves are able to see sense and return him to his rightful place, under cover of darkness if necessary.”

Miss Bedford’s post has had more than 200 shares on Facebook.

Do you know anything about this missing carving? Email editor.bunburymail@fairfaxmedia.com.au or contact Miss Bedford on Facebook.