Rusted History - Lightning Ridge NSW Australia

Bev Woodman

Joined April 2008

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Lightning Ridge situated in the mid north west of NSW is one of Australia’s best kept secrets. Although experiencing a huge influx of tourists each year to this opal mining region, no one seems to spread the news of what the locals enjoy. They have a brand new hospital, technical college and IGA grocery store, as well as a police station and court house complex, RTA, Mines and CentreLink Offices, olympic size swimming pool with an aquatic theme park that includes an indoor diving centre, horse track, golf course, newly renovated school, hot thermal pools (free entry), newly paved town streets, a huge bowling club and local pub. Considering that the main town population is around 2000 (it does swell to an unknown amount with tourists) you might say the town has everything you would need to live a comfortable life there. Boardering the town are the many opal mines and the colourful homes built from anything and everything that could be brought to make life comfortable. Add to this the many rusted weird and wonderful machines and vehicles that litter the white/pink mine fields, dumped or parked between the many mounds of dirt/tailings from the vertical shafts. Care needs to be taken when walking in the area to ensure you don’t become a miner by accident, i.e. falling down one of these many shafts. The area has a colourful mix of nationalities and characters that call Lightening Ridge their home. A trip to this area is thoroughly recommended and a photographer’s delight.

This image is of just one of the many discarded verhicles in the mining area of Lightning Ridge.



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