Taken on our recent RedBubble Rumble in the Hill End area of NSW. There will be many versions of this being uploaded! How stunning was the first glimpse of this massive formation as we made our way along the creek bed.
A government document says “The Hill End-Tambaroora Gold Field was one of the richest gold mining areas in NSW, and the first reef mining area in Australia.
Gold was discovered in 1851 at Golden Gully, when prospectors worked their way north east from Ophir, where the first alluvial gold mining in Australia had commenced a few months previously.
Gold mining licences were introduced in May 1851; they cost 30 shillings per month and were only issued for alluvial gold.”
It is interested to see Russell Drysdale’s painting of this area, done in the late 1940s. Very different!
A single jpeg x 3 processed in Photomatix, finished in CS3
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