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TFTC Sydney - The Big Dig Traditional Cache

Hidden : 08/01/2019
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

*** A reminder, particularly to new geocachers, that in order to claim an online find, you must retrieve the physical cache container and sign the logbook within it. Please make sure you have a pen/pencil with you. This is a fundamental rule of geocaching.

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Welcome to Sydney

This series of geocaches is designed primarily with visitors to Sydney in mind who may have limited time and transport options and want a quick and easy find while out enjoying some sightseeing around this beautiful city.

All cache containers will be one of three types; a flat magnetic key case (MKC), a round film canister (FC or MFC for magnetic) or a fake rock (FR).

The hint will indicate the type of container used and will be very specific to help you find the cache easily. If you want a challenge to find this cache and don't wish to know exactly where it's hidden, do not look at the hint.

At each location you’ll be given some information about the site you are visiting.



The Big Dig

The Big Dig site, between Cumberland and Gloucester Streets in The Rocks, is an area of land underneath the YHA building containing archaeological remains from the late 18th century, the time of Australia’s first European settlement. There are cabinets displaying some of the items found. No remnants of the indigenous people, the Gadigal, were found at The Big Dig site, perhaps because the ruggedness of the sandstone would have made it a fairly harsh and exposed area. However, not far up Cumberland Street, a campfire dating to almost 300 years before the arrival of the Europeans was uncovered during the construction of the ANA Hotel (now the Shangri-La Hotel). Among the ashes of the fire were the bones of bream, snapper, oysters and other seafood.

Source: The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

ZSP - Evtug unaq fvqr bs LUN ohvyqvat ybbxvat sebz gur fgerrg. Hccre yriry. Vafvqr onfr bs iregvpny oynpx jver srapr cbfg.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)