A Rock Solid LegacyPosted: July 20, 2015
Have you visited that little known, secret hide away modestly called the Garden of Stones?
With two profession photographers from Fairfax Media, Tia McIntrye (the Clique Event Organiser), and 14 other wannabe photographers I visited the Garden of Stones last weekend. Just 2 1/2 hours from Sydney it’s a geological wonderland on the edge of Lithgow and is at the centre of a battle between the coal industry and local conservation groups.
According to those with the money it is an area of no historical, geographic or other important significance ….. not much good for anything except digging up.
I don’t judge, but invite you to have a think about it.
Below are a few snaps I took in my short visit. If you haven’t been there…… do so …. but quickly. I’d hate you to miss it.
Keep an eye open for a photo exhibition featuring the Garden of Stones in the next few months in Sydney’s CBD – not sure where yet, possible at Customs House.
If you want to know more contact the: Colong Foungation Website
…. and then there is the future of the mine workers … where is it? It’s certainly not with their current industry which has a used by date that’s looming fast. What are we doing for them? Like the Gardens of Stone, they too need some love and protection … perhaps, alternate job opportunities. The alternate energy sector is a viable option for them … oops, I forgot our Prime Minister is sun struck and has layered the industry with a thick coat of greasy sunshine screen to shield it from growth.
We all have a role to play in protecting all from extinction: The Garden of Stones, mine workers and the alternate energy sector.
What legacy should we leave future generations ?
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