Photo taken in 1984 showed family in front huge Black Opal Painting at Opal cave in lightning Ridge Australia.
A visiting Artist from USA - H.L Harnett made oil painting from this picture The opal painting is 40 x 30 cm or 16 x12 inches and captures opal colours
Portfolio of 6 Pencil drawings by Kerry Ridley Titled Lightning Ridge -Home of Black Opal 1975
On the field-showing typical opal miners tin shed next to his shaft with hand winch
A Typical Convience-Toilets were set on top old working shafts-no M or F or water!
The Bottle House museum-still there today as tourist attraction
The old and the New- Referring to opal mining equipment on the opal fields from hand winch to generator driven winch.
Artesian Pools even today the Bore Baths are popular with therapeutic benefits form hot underground water.
Diggers Rest Hotel was burnt down in 1990.The fire place had bullet holes in the bricks and has been greatly missed by patrons.
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