April 10, 2015

If pagodas are the tombs of wise men whose bodies have become the crystal bodies of mythical clever men then the Gardens of Stone must once have been the home of many many wise men and perhaps that explains the diamond mine on top of Mt Airly.


April 9, 2015

Airly village on Mt Airly in the Capertee Valley is another abandoned shale oil mining village from the late nineteenth century. The pagodas on top of Mt Airly and Canobolas are the most spectacular anywhere in the Gardens of Stone yet they still face destruction by coal mining. It was the prospect of mining Airly […]