"HISTORICAL MINERS HUT" Lightning Ridge Things to Do Tip by balhannah
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This abandoned miner's hut in the main street is opposite Coopers Cottage.
The hut was built in 1932 by Albert Spicer when he struck opal.
Now, it is open for us to have a look through, and to browse the historical displays & handicrafts for sale. The bark dividing walls, dirt floors and kerosene tin chimney, wood stove, are typical of early Lightning Ridge architecture.
In the backyard, is the relocated Cottage Hospital that was built in 1914, and is the only type of this style of architecture in the town, ............must have been pretty smart amongst the bark and tin huts!
Cost: Donations accepted
Opening Hours: open 3 days a week.
It can be opened on a different day if you phone....... 0419 639 120
Address: 9 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge
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