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A long time ago on a dark and stormy night the Governor of Australia was riding to his hunting lodge. When he was almost there, he heard a noise in some nearby bushes. But even before he had time to react, he was ambushed by a dark figure! The thief stole the Governor’s possessions and ran away with them into some nearby woods. Here rumour has it, he buried the treasure, with intention to come back later to collect it. It is said, that the thief – not being sure he’d find the place again, left himself a few clues… It was some while until the thief dared to return, but alas, try as he might, he could not find the stash again. Many years later, when the thief was old, he owned up to his crime, and gave a copy of his clues to his grandson.
But all that is history now, and all that remains are the clues – and the stash, still hidden in the woods. Today, the woods (as dark as ever) are know as Westbourne Woods! Few dare venture in, and those that do come back with stories of horror and despair. The clues – according to the grandson, were as follows:
The start location is where the Governor was ambushed – here there is a sign. On this sign it tells you when the hunting lodge was originally built. Take this number and subtract 100 to give you the distance. Now travel this distance true east to find the thief’s second location. (In those days they measured in feet).
The second location is where the thief stopped for a quick rest. Here too there is a sign. It shows five dates. Take the first date and subtract 1707 giving xxx, take the second date and subtract 1852 giving yy.
Now the location of the stash is S35 18.xxx, E149 05.0yy.
The only other clue was a tarnished photo supposedly taken very near the stash site…
(No hints available.)
Last Updated: on 1/18/2018 10:58:11 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (6:58 AM GMT)
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