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Bushrangers Cave Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 11/11/2006
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Trek off the railroad track and go where the bushrangers hide.

Enjoy the history of this mining area, follow the route of the coal trains, trek through the railroad tunnel (circa 1905) checking out the brickwork but don't forget to bring your torch! Visit Burrenjim Dam (1945) whilst in the area but your objective is the cache.

The cave is named after an escaped convict, who joined a group of bushrangers who raided properties around Lake Macquarie, the Central Coast and Hunter Valley.

Whilst it isn't a known fact that the bushrangers (a gang of about 7 escaped convicts) used this cave, the cave and their exploits in the area lend themselves to fantisising that they could have camped here comfortably. The story goes that after they shot dead a young storekeeper in Scone, they were eventually captured and hanged on 16/3/1841.

By your torchlight, or with candles for that eerie feeling, imagine who may have used this spectacular cave with its aged columns and its coolness in the heat of summer. What secrets does it hold, we can be part of the story now!

Be aware that the coordinates are for the cave itself, not the cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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