The harpoon stolen from Hope Cottage Museum has been found and returned.
Kingscote’s Bella Restaurant staff member Drew Garvie was at Flagstaff Hill eating his lunch on Tuesday about 1pm.
Hope Cottage Museum spokesman Kym Scholz said Mr Garvie was putting his rubbish in the bin when he saw something metallic.
“He thought it was a fire poker at first but then he remembered reading about the missing harpoon in The Islander and brought it back to us,” Mr Scholz said.
The metre-long 150-year-old whaling harpoon had been stolen overnight on Saturday April 7 from the lean-to part of the museum and used to break the window into the main building.
A relieved Mr Scholz said it would be returned to its usual display after some minor repairs.
“It was a little bent where they’ve used it to try to force the window but we’ll straighten that up and have it back on the wall soon.”