Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Great Scot! Mail Goes off Course; Card Misses Its Destination by 16,000km

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Great Scot! Mail Goes off Course; Card Misses Its Destination by 16,000km

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EMMA REID

JOURNALIST

emma.reid@news-mail.com.au

MOORE Park Beach's Fiona Bugler is scratching her head after a Christmas card destined for Scotland arrived at her place.

The card, sent from Doyalson North, New South Wales, via Australia Post, missed its destination by almost 16,000kms.

The airmail postage was stamped by Auspost at 6pm on December 6 and arrived at Moore Park a week later.

The only similarity shared by Ms Bugler's address and the card's addressee is the street number and name.

"I don't know how my address could be picked out of all the writing on the address," Ms Bugler said.

"Different state, different postcode, different country and the letter is even stamped 'airmail'."

She said the address was clearly written and the postcode, totally different to Bundaberg's, stood out.

"I'm not sure how they mistook 4670 from the Scottish postcode marked PH106LB," she said.

"It's just the mystery of it all, there is just nothing in common. …

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