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There are many townships in Australia that feature grand sandstone buildings, but in Hill End the buildings that remain are the remnants of the gold rush. Here the wooden fences are protected from repair and are part of the historic townships character. Thankfully protected .
Here the sunrise catches the landscape with recently snow cover.
Morning light hits trees in the National Park that surrounds the Historic Gold Mining Village of Hill End 3 1/2 hours drive from Sydney
For those visiting Sydney , free some time to travel west of Sydney, you will experience the wonders of National Parks and World Heritage areas, old gold mining towns, old towns . And vineyards and wonderous scenery that is the true Australian landscape.
Hill End NSW
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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Hill End – HDR Series Series
Technique: HDR 5 Bracketted Exposures, Tonemapped in Photomatix
Equipment: Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm