Find the Mad Hatter and discover a world of information


Photo of tea party

Help Alice find the Mad Hatter’s tea party.

Alice Through the Looking Glass is being released in Australian cinemas this month. To celebrate the release (and Library Week, obvs!), enter our mad competition and go into the draw to win a $50 Movie Gift Card.

Solve the riddles to win!

The Mad Hatter is throwing a massive tea party in a foreign land (not Wonderland) and has invited all his friends.

But in true Mad Hatter style, the invitation is not straightforward. It contains a series of riddles directing guests to the celebration destination.

Alice wants to book her flight this week but doesn’t know where she is heading. Solve these three riddles to help Alice find the country she is jetting off too.

#1 Find the Database

The Library Homepage you must enter,
To search the Databases for a Reference Centre.
Now don’t make a mistake by selecting the letter R,
The first letter of the database is the second in bar.

#2 Search the Database

Choosing a relevant search term is vital,
Don’t search by keyword, search by Title (TI).
Use the synonym for mirror with two words, not one,
Put them in quotation marks to get this done!

The author (AU) has the name of a prince,
It’s not Wills or Harry or babies born since.
He’s the first grandchild of the Queen Mother,
And the Duke of York is his kid brother.

#3 Search the Article

You’ve found the full-text news article, clever you!
Use Control F to quickly search through.
Find a sentence that mentions the word Army,
Pick the country where you wouldn’t safari.

Have you solved the riddle? Email Alice (aka the Library Social Media Team ins-comms@griffith.edu.au) the destination of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party by 5pm on Friday 27 May 2016.

Terms and Conditions

There will be one winner of the Find the Mad Hatter competition
Competition entries will not be accepted after 5pm Friday 27 May 2016
The winning entry will be randomly drawn by the Library Social Media Team
The winner will be notified within 28 days
The prize is a $50 movie gift card for Event Cinemas
Prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash or prize alternatives available
The winner’s first name will be published on the Library’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Blog


2 Comments on “Find the Mad Hatter and discover a world of information”

  1. Courtney says:

    I have just seen the close of competition date, but is the answer Burma?

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