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...

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.

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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 (Telopea speciosissima). Photographed in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney Australia, along the Grand Canyon Loop trail.

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.

I think every woman who is against feminism shouldn't vote. Because it is thanks to feminism women can vote today. At the time the photo was taken, feminists were called suffragettes.

An old Queenslander home - built high to catch the breezes, verandahs to keep the house cool, just right for the tropics.

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', southern hemisphere's largest inland paddle wheeler, travels along the Murray River.

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

Orroral Homestead - Built by Archibald McKeahnie and his father Charles, the Orroral Homestead is the oldest dwelling in the Namadgi Park.

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

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

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 - years old) - River Red Gum

Australian Native, Wattle

Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) is Australia's national flower and commonly known as Acacias. The Golden Wattle flowers have five very small petals. Learn more about Australia National Flower

'Queenslander - 'the style of the houses of the , & in Queensland, Australia. Built for the sub-tropical Qld weather.

♥ Books, Crafts & Pretty Things Blog - May Gibbs

“I hardly like delivering the goods Mrs Kookaburra - them humans is so gum careless of ‘em” (Dr Stork to Mrs Kookaburra) Poster produced for the Royal Society for the Welfare of Mothers and Babies in 1918 by May Gibbs.

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