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Black Opal Black opal is the most coveted of all opal varities and at the high end of the market, 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. Semi-black opal has an inherent darkness in it's body colour when viewed against a white background. Mid-grey stones are termed as semi-black. About 70% of the black opals come from Lightning Ridge, mu...

Infographic: Australia's Big Things On A Map

Size matters. If you’re planning a holiday and want to check out the ‘big things’ dotted around Australia, this infographic highlights the main attractions from the Big Banana to the Big Barramundi. Picture by James Manners The map, produced by East Coast Car Rentals, doesn’t show all 150 big things....

The Shell ~ Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Ocean Jewlery

The Shell ~ Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Australia was the first nation to give women both voting rights and the right to sit office in 1902. | 14 Little Known Nuggets Of Australian History

Australia was the first nation to give women both voting rights and the right to sit in office.

Australia was the first nation to give women both voting rights and the right to sit office in 1902. | 14 Little Known Nuggets Of Australian History

Telopea speciosissima - New South Wales Waratah. Photographed in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney Australia, along the Grand Canyon Loop Trail.

New South Wales Waratah #1

New South Wales Waratah (Telopea speciosissima). 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 1932, it still marks a popular resting place for passers-by. Gundagai, Australia

Nine Miles From Gundagai

Traditional Non-flash audio for iPhone, iPad etc Right-click to download I'm used to punching bullock teams across the hills an...

Orroral Homestead – Australian Capital Territory by Macr1, via Flickr....i just want to go to australia

Orroral Homestead

Photo-A-Day. 17 Jun 12. Orroral Homestead (Circa 1860s) Built by Archibald McKeahnie and his father Charles, the Orroral Homestead is the oldest dwelling in the Namadgi Park. The end walls were of masonry with mud mortar which was rendered at a later date. The side walls were of slabs of timber, possibly taken from trees further up the valley. The roof was originally shingles; these can be seen under the verandahs, The structural timbers show signs of being shaped using a variety of methods…

OLD QUEENSLANDERS

On my way home from visiting Mum and Dad I drove through the town of Maryborough and as I looked at the houses it set me thinking. ( Dangerous, I know !!!) There is a particular style of house in Queensland called "Old Queenslander" and they aren't found in any other part of Australia. These houses are built on " stilts" - wooden posts anywhere from 6 to 9 feet off the ground. The idea was to get up high and catch the breezes - any breeze you could in this hot, muggy climate. I guess you…

Australian Native, Wattle

It's the first day of Spring Downunder ... and it's our National Wattle Day! : Grows on You

Blog post by bernieh - Happy Wattle Day, everyone! It's the first day of Spring here ... and it's the day we celebrate our wonderful native Wattle flowers ... or better know

The 'Murray Princess', the southern hemisphere's largest inland paddlewheeler, travels along the Murray River. The Murray is the third longest navigable river in the world, after the Amazon & Nile, with a total length of 2520 kilometres (1565 miles) and spanning three states - Victoria, New South Wales & South Australia - Australia.

The 'Murray Princess', the southern hemisphere's largest inland paddlewheeler, travels along the Murray River. The Murray is the third longest navigable river in the world, after the Amazon & Nile, with a total length of 2520 kilometres (1565 miles) and spanning three states - Victoria, New South Wales & South Australia - Australia.

The Big Tree - Guildford, VIC (estimated age between 500 - 1,000 years old) - River Red Gum

The Big Tree - Guildford, VIC (estimated age between 500 - 1,000 years old) - River Red Gum

Australian cottage -- reminds me of low country houses in South Carolina

Eucalypti

2% of Australia's Population Lives in the Yellow Area of This Map

(Image: e8odie)According to redditor e8odie, 98% of Australia's population lives in the white area. The remaining 2% sprawls over the vast, sparsely populated interior. I can't verify the origin of this map, but the claim seems to fit with other population maps of Australia that I've found online.This is one of 40 fascinating and unusual maps featured at Twisted Sifter, including maps of internet usage, most common surnames and per capita coffee consumption. You can view them all at the…

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