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SideTracked - Roseville Multi-cache

Hidden : 10/30/2021
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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About SideTracked Caches

This simple multi-cache (BYOP!) belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breathtaking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More information can be found at the SideTracked Website.

The Cache

**Please Note**
At all times, for safety, you must remain behind the YELLOW LINE on the platform while searching for the information you need. According to the regulations, anyone entering a railway platform must have tapped on with their Opal Card, even if they don't intend to board a train. After gathering the information for this cache, you can then tap off, which reverses the transaction. Apparently, transport inspectors can and occasionally do check the Opal Cards of people on railway platforms.

To collect the details for this cache start at the posted coordinates, on the west side of the station's main building:

A = The number on the blue cupboard.
B = Number of hinges on the red cupboard housing the fire hose reel.
C = The last digit of the year when the tuck pointing was restored (as per the plaque on the wall).

Walk towards the stairs:

D = Number after the X of the payphone's identification number.

Head south along Hill Street. A little way along (ref: Waypoint W2) there is a small building on your right:

E = How many hooks are there inside the building?

Checksum (sum of the above numbers) = 26

The container is (hopefully) located at:

S33° 47.(E-B)(A-C)(E-D-D)
E151° 10.C(C-B)(C-D-E)

Being a commuter station usage is concentrated around the morning and evening peaks, hence be particularly muggle-aware at these times, at all waypoints.

About Roseville Station

Roseville railway station is located on the North Shore line, serving the Sydney suburb of Roseville. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 North Shore line and T9 Northern line services.
It opened on 1 January 1890 as Rossville when the North Shore line opened from Hornsby to St Leonards, and was renamed Roseville on 1 September 1890.
It ranks 81st in the network with about 3,000 daily users (2013 data).

About Roseville

Roseville is the southernmost suburb in the municipality of Ku-ring-gai, although a narrow section of the southernmost area of Roseville (between Ashley Street and Boundary Street) is in the Willoughby municipality. The names "Roseville West", "Roseville East" and "East Roseville" are no longer in official use. Roseville is well known for the number of sleepy lush green gardens and parks that surround it. Some of the parks in Roseville include Kimo Street Bush, Lower Blue Gum Creek Bush, Loyal Henry Park, Roseville Park, Roseville West Park, and Muston Park.

The original inhabitants were the Aboriginal people who had lived here for thousands of years. One of the first European settlers to arrive in the area was William Henry, who began farming on land beside the Lane Cove River in 1814. In 1821 Michael Fitzgerald was given the first land grant, which covered an area from Boundary Street to the present Rifleway. A second land grant to William Henry linked to his original land. Henry sold his land grant in 1828, but it remained farmland until the 1890s when two market gardeners, Why Tiy and Kwong Shing, took over the lease. They established extensive market gardens, which operated until the 1900s.

In 1819 Daniel Mathew, a timber-getter, merchant, architect and magistrate, acquired a grant of 160 hectares and named it Clanville Estate. In 1830, he sold this land to Richard Archbold who cleared it and established orchards, hiring convicts to work on his property. The orchards were kept running by the family until the death of Archbold's wife, Mary, in 1850. Archbold's cottage, Roseville, gave its name to the suburb. The produce from the orchards was transported via Dick's Road (after Richard Archbold), now Grosvenor Road, down to the Lane Cove River to be ferried to Sydney. The Archbold estate was subdivided into residential blocks with the coming of the railway in the 1890s, when the cottage was demolished.

At the 2016 census, the suburb of Roseville recorded a population of 10,082.

Congratulations to Baby J Man and akkatracker on the FTF!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)


Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)