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I've re-posted this photo following a couple of comments which showed that I hadn't adjusted the scan enough to get rid of the green tinge so this version has had the channels adjusted (red upwards and green down wards) plus a little work on contrast - hope I haven't overdone it!
I hope you enjoy the improved photo.
Why is it that we have to re-post at under 200kb whilst general posting is at 300kb?
Hill End is an old gold mining town in the central west of New South Wales. It had a massive boom in the 19th century - a "gold rush". Because of its isolation and difficulty of access (a not too good winding dirt road) many of the more substantial old buildings have survived. The whole area is now part of a national park to protect what remains.
The town has long been a favourite of artists and many famous Australian painters have spent time there. Today it is a peaceful town (1 pub and a few shops) of scattered old buildings.
Nearby in one of the main mining areas is the gully in the photo - it is partly the result of nature but was extensively mined, creating lots of erosion and weird formations. Along the gully walls are numerous small tunnels dug by miners.
On this day the clouds were gathering and within an hour the gully was a wash and inaccessible.
Scanned from negative.

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