Lightning Ridge Tours and Attractions
Aboriginal heritage - Goondee Keeping Place
According to the traditional beliefs of the Aboriginal people of the region, the opals were created when a huge wheel of fire fell to earth and sprayed the countryside with brilliantly coloured stones. In fact, lightning is attracted by the ridge of brown ironstone on the town site, and this accounts for its name. The Aboriginal history of the region is on display at the Goondee Keeping Place, which has an extensive collection of archaeological artefacts, hunting implements and other tools.
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