Welcome to the old Heidelberg Town Hall. Opened in April 1937, the building design for the Heidelberg City Council (now Banyule City Council) was influenced by the Hilversum Town Hall in the Netherlands. It is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, described as "the greatest and most eloquent expression of the interwar brick Moderne style in Victoria”. Heidelberg Town Hall stands at the highest point of Ivanhoe as an imposingly monumental building, with a 28 metre tall clock tower. The building is faced with textured buff brickwork with a minimum of applied decorative detail. The building design has vertical accents with the clocktower and the massive three-quarter height triplet of door and window openings to the hall (now partially obscured by the portico added in 1994).
The posted coordinates will take you to a spot where you can admire the Town Hall. At this location you will find a sign that tells you a little more about the history of this location. Read the sign and find the answers to the following questions, to find the values for letters A-F:
The year the photo shown on the sign was taken is 1AB0
Number of letters in the name of the hotel that first occupied the site = C
The George the clock tower is named for = D
Year the shire offices were constructed in Heidelberg Parklands is 18E9
The number of capital C’s in the heading on the sign = F
Substitute the number values for the letters here and you will find the cache coordinates:
37° 45.(A-1)(B+C)(D+1) 145° 02.(E)(F-1)(C-F)
It's a short walk to the cache. You are looking for a small container a little bigger than a mint tin. Please take care to hide it when you put it back. It's big enough for small swaps and trackables.