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Mermaids! Traditional Cache

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Hidden : 06/15/2011
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Ben Buckler Point. Cache container is good size for swaps.

Mermaid rock is a 235 Tonne boulder that was washed up onto the rocks at North Bondi in 1912 during a heavy storm.

In the early 1960’s two scantily clad bronze mermaids were unveiled on Mermaid Rock.  The sculptor, Lyall Randoph, had used two prominent swimmers, Jan Carmody and Lynette Whillier, as the models for the bronze mermaids.

Lyall erected the sculpture at his own expense.

Less than one month later, one of the mermaids disappeared.  Students from Sydney University kidnapped Jan off the rock.  She was later found by Bondi police under mysterious circumstances,  in the Engineering Department at Sydney University.

The sculptor repaired Jan and she was soon back on the rock with Lynette, this time, paid for by the public (who loved the sculptures) however the mermaids were only together until 1974.
 It was then that mermaid Lynette was washed off Mermaid Rock out into Bondi Bay and has never been seen again. Jan was damaged in the same storm, losing an arm and her tail.

In 1976, a badly damaged mermaid Jan was removed from the rock by Waverley Council. Jan was put into storage until the late 1980’s.

Mermaid Jan was brought to Waverley Library and is still on display there today where you can come and visit her.

The Mermaids are long gone, but you can still marvel at the power of the sea for lifting this boulder from the depths of the ocean.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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