Week 45 Lost Gift – Clues and Solutions
We are sorry that this week’s gift went a-roaming. Our congrats to those people who worked out the location, though.
Before we start on these solutions, you need to know that Macpherson Robertson was a chocolate manufacturer and a great benefactor to Melbourne. Dot decided when she chose the hiding place that she should try some of each of the products mentioned here.
Clue 1: The spot was specially selected. MacRobertsons High School is a selective school
My Old is Gold. MacRobertsons also made Old Gold chocolate.
Clue 4: Despite the reputation, not chokos! When Dot was young, there was a rumour that MacRobertson’s Cherry Ripe contained flavoured chokos instead of cherries. This is not true. She’s checked them personally.
Clue 5: 7065 MacRobertson Land, named after the man himself, lies at 70 S 65 E. Take your woollies.
Freddo Frogs were produced by Mac Robertson’s Sweet Factory.
Clue 9: BANZARE!!!! The expedition to Antarctica which named MacRobertson land was the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition. – BANZARE.
The England-Australia Air Race 1934 – the prize money was put up by Mac Robertson
Clue 11: It continues. Continuation School became Melbourne High, then MacRobertson.
The only question was:
@crennsmind Left side or right side of Clue 12? RIGHT! (And well done @fpvs who worked out we rotated the map)
So Dot gave 2 hints:
Hint 1: Closest point to the other place named for him. The gift is on the south-most area of the school footprint
Hint 2: Not quite like starting all over again. To decide to readjust your attitude and start again is to “Turn over a new leaf”. To find the gift, you need to turn over an old log.
Clue 13: What about if Bert from Sesame Street had a baby boy, and we put him in a silly picture with a crazy caption?
Macro Bert Son. (Suggested by one of the team. Dot thought it was so terrible that it had to be in!)
Clue 14: Naiads, Dryads, Nereids and Oreads These are the School houses.
Grand Prix Circuit The Gift is hidden right beside the circuit.
Good luck next week!