Valuable Steinway baby grand piano found in 'tropical hell of Broome tip'
Written on the 17 March 2017A clean-up at a resort in northern Western Australia has ended on a sour note when a baby grand piano was mistakenly turfed at a rubbish tip.
Fortunately the historic Steinway & Sons piano previously owned by Lord Alistair McAlpine, an advisor to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was saved from destruction by an eagled-eyed local musician.Steinway pianos cost up to $80,000 new and $20,000 second-hand.
Musician Wil Thomas said he was "shocked and stupefied" when he took his garden waste to the dump on Sunday and found 16-year-old Tui Warihana playing the baby grand piano.
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