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Why the "Watch for Livestock" attribute. You will find out when you get here:-)
I work nearby and its amazing what manner of creatures you can see at GZ scurrying around.
Below you is the Museum Station which has state significance as the first underground station in Australia.
The Cache can easily be reached without disturbing any plants.
The Cache is a camouflaged Eclipse Tin. Please bring your own pen/pencil/quill/crayon.
Remember please don't feed the Livestock.
From as early as 1857 plans were prepared for the extension of the railway line into the city from the terminus in Devonshire Street. Various routes were proposed over the successive years but agreement on a city railway service could not be achieved despite two royal commissions investigating the options. In 1908 a third royal commission was appointed and recommended a plan for a loop railway which included six underground stations located generally in the positions of the current stations.
Excavation work for Museum and St James stations began in 1922.
Costing 2,007,943 pounds, Museum Station was built as a single main tunnel arch in concrete, spanning the east and west platforms and two centre tracks. The station is free from columns and other structures in the European 'tube' style tradition. Concourse areas were formed above the platforms of the stations, acting as focal points for pedestrian ways from the street entrances. Each station on the city circle line was tiled throughout with cream body tiles common to all, but with coloured top and bottom courses distinctive to individual stations. The tiling was part of Bradfield's scheme to assist in easy identification of stations by passengers. At Museum Station red tiles were used which remain in place.
After several years of construction the first underground electric railway was opened on 20 December 1926 when the new line sections of Central, Museum and St James stations were connected by trains. The building of the city circle and their associated stations at Museum and St James encouraged the commercial development of the city area with stores such as Mark Foys, David Jones and Farmers (later Grace Brothers) building large department stores in the city close to the new railway stations. Mark Foys was connected directly to Museum Station via a pedestrian subway and an elaborate sandstone entrance building in Castlereagh Street.
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