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2015 fundraising update

Dear friends of Project Longshot.

We would like to wish you a happy season and a prosperous new year.

We would also like to thank you for your support in 2014. Project Longshot will be active in 2015 and hopefully we will be successful.

We are still exploring every avenue to raise the funds needed to finance the search. We have had plenty of public support and great community goodwill. It is proving difficult however to reach our target.

We realise that this will probably take longer than we first hoped. We have registered as a non-for-profit organisation, which will make fund-raising simpler.

We are now running a  fundraising campaign and donations can be made at

Val Morgan, the cinema chain, has kindly donated a cinema ad for Project Longshot which will run in cinemas across Australia beginning on the 29th January until February 19th

Val Morgan will also be hosting our ad on Pump TV at 87 service stations across australia.


Hopefully, this will raise public awareness.

We will also be doing some TV news in January.

We have been speaking to several government science bodies who are interested in helping us.

So, the Longshot is still a longshot, but we are working very hard in the background to make things happen.

If you feel you are able to donate, please visit the donation site: for details.

You are very welcome to make a donation to :

Commonwealth Bank
Account Name: Southern Ocean Exploration Inc.
BSB: 063144
Account Number: 10494172

to donate via Paypal please visit

Once more, thank you for your help in 2014, and hopefully we will be able to pull this off for you in 2015.

The Long Shot Team

Pump TV Longshot Campaign Site List:

ACT United Fyshwick
ACT Woolworths Canberra Airport
ACT Woolworths Canberra Gateway
ACT Woolworths Dickson
ACT Woolworths Erindale
ACT Woolworths Mawson
NSW BP Connect Glendenning
NSW BP Connect Norwest
NSW BP Connect Quakers Hill
NSW BP Connect Thornleigh
NSW BP Connect Wiley Park
NSW BP Connect Woodcroft
NSW BP Bexley
NSW BP Kirrawee
NSW United Lethbridge Park
NSW United Wyee
NSW Woolworths Glenrose
NSW Woolworths Peakhurst
QLD BP Connect Albany Forest
QLD United Bald Hills
QLD United Doonan
QLD United Forestdale
QLD United Loganlea
QLD United Springfield
QLD United Virginia
SA United Adelaide Airport
SA United Blair Athol
SA United Pennington
SA United Salisbury
SA United Seaton
SA Woolworths Mitcham
SA Woolworths Parabanks
VIC BP 2Go Cranbourne
VIC BP 2Go Melton
VIC BP Cabarita
VIC BP Connect Caroline Springs
VIC BP Connect Eltham
VIC BP Connect Mentone
VIC BP Express Golf Links Road
VIC BP Greenleigh
VIC BP Hampton Park
VIC BP Supremacy
VIC BP Balaclava
VIC BP Big Pine
VIC BP North Cranbourne
VIC BP Stationvale
VIC United Balwyn
VIC United Braeside
VIC United Clayton
VIC United Clayton South
VIC United Croydon
VIC United Eltham
VIC United Frankston
VIC United Frankston South
VIC United Hallam
VIC United Kensington
VIC United Kew
VIC United Kingsway (Sth Melb)
VIC United Maribyrnong North
VIC United Mulgrave
VIC United Murrumbeena
VIC United Narre Warren North
VIC United Noble Park
VIC United Patterson Lakes
VIC United Point Cook
VIC United Preston
VIC United Preston South
VIC United Rowville
VIC United Springvale
VIC United St Albans
VIC United Sunshine
VIC United Taylors Lakes
VIC United Thomastown
VIC United Westgate North
VIC United Westgate South
VIC Woolworths Chelsea
VIC Woolworths Clayton
VIC Woolworths Niddrie
WA United Edgewater
WA United Kewdale
WA United Mindarie
WA United Mt Lawley
WA United Northbridge
WA United Osborne Park
NSW BP Chipping Norton
NSW BP Condell Park
NSW BP West Yagoona


Longshot in for the Long haul

Dear friends of the Longshot

You will be aware that our Indiegogo fundraiser is finishing soon and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed.

Although we didn’t reach our target, we believe the campaign has been successful in a number of ways and that we now have a strong foundation from which to press on.

Our initial goal was to find the shell in time for the August 5th centenary of World War One. This is why we established a 60-day fundraising campaign.

Raising $85,000 in such a short time was always going to be difficult, but we had to try.

However, the publicity that we have  generated and the community support that we have since received has convinced us to continue with the mission.

There have been a number of positive developments recently that have encouraged us to widen our efforts.

We have received endorsement from five government ministers, including the Prime Minister.

We have submitted several funding proposals.

We are also negotiating with corporate and business entities who have expressed interest in sponsoring the project.

We have a number of prominent community organisations who are also considering adopting Project Longshot as part of their community commitments.

We are planning a number of fund-raising events in the coming months.

In short, Longshot in now in for the Long haul. It will take longer to complete the project – and we will not find the shell by August 5th this year –  but we are committed to doing whatever it takes to make the project a success, however long it takes.

Meanwhile, we have begun filming a documentary about the first shot.

The story that is emerging is much more fascinating than we at first thought.

There is significant interest in a film about the first shot – however, the search for the shell makes such a film a lot more contemporary, as it creates a real link between the present and the past.

We will keep you updated and  thank you very much for your support.

The Longshot Team



Indiegogo campaign goes live April 10

The Project Long Shot fundraising campaign will go live on April 10. We are thrilled with the initial response we’ve had privately and are very excited by the possibilities of this campaign.