"Red "- Hill End - The HDR Series

Philip Johnson

Newport Beach, Australia

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The red earth of the diggings at Hill End , a tip often given to visitors to Hill End is Never go for a walk at night, this is because there are multitudes of mine shafts that dot the landscape. Its even something to think about for photographers wandering through the bush. The colour of the earth is the colour of the outback

HIll End Historical site is located 3 1/2 Hours drive from Sydney, and is managed by the National Parks & Wildlife SErvice of the Australian state of New South Wales. The site preserves buildings and work sites of the Gold rush dating back to the 1870’s when the town a boom town where fortunes were made and lost in search of Gold !

In October 1872 the Star of Hope Gold Mining Co. uncovered what was, at the time, the world’s largest specimen of reef gold. ’Holtermann’s Nugget’, as it was known, weighed 286 kg and measured 150 cm by 66 cm with an average thickness of 10 cm. That week alone, over 700 kilograms of gold were carted away from Hill End by the gold escort. In all the amount of gold extracted at Hill End was greater than any goldfield in NSW other than Canbelego

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