Black opal is the most coveted of all opal varities. The "black" in black opal means the gem has a very dark body tone. A black opal can be crystal or opaque. The rarest colour is red, next is green and orange with blue as the most common colour.
Telopea speciosissima - New South Wales native Waratah. The flower is as big as a coconut and grows on the end of a tall stalk. Photographed in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney Australia, along the Grand Canyon Loop Trail.
The Dog on the Tuckerbox is one of the few characters in Australian song to have his own monument. Erected in it still marks a popular resting place for passers-by. Gundagai, Australia 2014 drove from Melbourne to the Gold Coast and stopped overnight here
ETHEL TURNER January 1872 – 8 April was an Australian novelist and children's writer, best known for the children's classic, Seven Little Australians. Born in Doncaster, England, Ethel came to Australia when she was