The Steampunk tank is hoisted into place. Photo by David
Motorists on State Highway 1 south of Oamaru were
intrigued by the sight of a huge, rusted tank being hoisted
high so one end could be buried in an Alma farm paddock last
It is the latest addition to Oamaru's reputation as the
Steampunk capital of the world, balancing a similar display
on the SH1 northern approach to Oamaru.
Steampunk enthusiast Brian de Geest, who was also responsible
for the display north of Oamaru and involved in Steampunk
creations and headquarters in Oamaru's historic precinct, was
hoping for a bit more time before details got out about the
latest at Alma.
He was reticent about detail, but told the Otago Daily
Times it would be something similar to that at the north
He was not sure what the tank was originally used for.
The tank is on Keith and Kathleen Perry's property, and they
were happy to have it there. While not Steampunk aficionados,
they had an interest, along with son Ian, a good friend of Mr
de Geest, and his wife Nicola.
''You can't have vintage cars - almost one for every day of
the week - and not be interested,'' Mrs Perry said.