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Hi there fozzy778,

This cache has been flagged by Geocaching HQ as a cache that MAY need some attention. You would have received an automated email from Geocaching HQ recently which explained what needs to be done.

Unfortunately, nothing seems to have happened, so I am having to take the next step and temporarily disable the cache - see here: Geocache Health Score. .

Can you please respond to this situation (or indicated your intention) within 14 days, so others know exactly what is happening with this cache?

You have lots of choices so pick the one that applies from this handy list:

  • Check on the cache, repair and/or replace the cache or do whatever else is needed, post an Owner Maintenance log indicating the cache has been checked and ENABLE your cache. Then sit back and wait for the praises.

  • If you really hope to get it fixed but there is some unusual reason why you can't do it soon, then at least post a Write Note log (within 14 days). Be sure to indicate the actual date that you expect to have it fixed so that everyone knows you are on top of it. For ongoing issues (where you don't have an actual date) please ensure you visit the page and post a note every 28 days so as to keep everyone up to speed.

  • If you don't plan on fixing it then you could consider passing it on to another geocacher by asking them to Adopt it or alternatively, you need to Archive it, so it is removed from searches and someone else can have the spot. Don't forget to remove any remnants of your previously enjoyed cache too.

You might wonder what happens if you don't pick one of those. Well, if nothing happens, then a few weeks from today, when I next look at the cache page, it is likely that I will, unfortunately, have to de-list (Archive) it on the basis that it has been abandoned.

Honestly, I'd rather you decide, so please do something before then. Please don't send me an email but instead follow the information/advice posted above.



3 Lost Boys

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Hidden : 03/21/2008
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A short walk around a very touching memorial - especially for parents of small children


In 1888 the Daylesford Primary school became involved in a tradition which has continued to today. The Graham Family established a fund from which the school awards their annual Graham Dux prizes.

The Family set up the fund in recognition for the effort the townspeople made in searching for the three lost Children in 1867. Two of the boys were members of the Graham family.

The boys William Graham,, Thomas Graham and Alfred Burman became lost on the edge of Daylesford on Sunday June 30th. A cairn and park marks the site.

The boys were sighted at 2.00pm that afternoon but disappeared into the forest. A second sighting was made at Specimen Hill but again they chose to ignore advice to return to Daylesford. The boys fathers commenced searching the same afternoon, giving up at 1.00am. Heavy rain fell during the search and a severe frost was recorded next morning.

The following day a reward of 100 pounds was offered, the Government added 200 pounds and the towns people 73 pounds. A huge search continued for eight days without result. Smaller groups searched a further 17 days.

Despite considerable effort on the part of the townsfolk of Daylesford the search was in vain. Aboriginal trackers were sent for but arrived too late.

On Friday September 13th, Mr Michael McKay of Musk found his dog had returned home with a small child's boot with a foot intact. The dog later returned with a skull.

A search was mounted the next day and the boys remains were found in a large hollow tree. A cairn marks the site when they were found at Musk and in our Bicentennial year a walking track following the route the boys took, commenced construction.

The cache involves finding information from 2 memorial markers and then locating GZ via a simply formula

Waypoint 1 - Little Boys Lost
This marker at the posted co-ords tell of the groundwork in this area to commemorate the lost boys story. You will be standing in front of a plaque.
Please note the ages of William = A; Alfred = B and Thomas = C.

Waypoint 2 - Found
Proceed to S 37 20.503; E144 07.794 to find the old marker.
Please take note of the Month = EF and the last two digits of the year = GH

GZ - Sit and Ponder
To locate GZ simply use the following formula
S37 2E.B(H-G)8
E144 0H.(A+1)F(C+F-B)

Sit and ponder how the poor parents would have felt.
I have wanted to hide a cache here for ages, but only decided that today was the day. Seize the day and all that. Seeing this memorial helped me to realise that life is too short to hesitate.

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