Broken Hill

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  • Day1

    Broken Hill for the night

    August 25, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    The chair is cordoned off now. No photo on it :( .
    Eating at the pub from Priscilla the Queen of the Desert

    Brett Prentice

    The chair

    Brett Prentice

    Good old broken hill

    Brett Prentice

    Pretty flash

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  • Day23

    Bell's Milk bar

    August 20, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    A surprise in Broken Hill. A real 1950's milk bar. Incorporating a museum as well this was a real blast from history. It's a real working milk bar with drinks and food much as you would have bought decade's ago. All the flavourings are still made by hand in two gallon batches to the original recipes.
    This is a great stop if in Broken Hill.
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  • Day23

    Miner memorial

    August 20, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Long story on this memorial. It is built on the actual "broken Hill". This is where the boomerang shaped line of lode projected above the ground and presented a jagged outcrop.

    This broken area led to the original silver discovery. Miners flocked to the area eager to make their fortune.

    Mining in the eighteen hundreds was extremely dangerous and many lives were lost. This memorial records every lost life in the mines of this area. Over the years mining became safer. After about 1950 lost lives were significantly fewer. In the last 30 years only several lives have been lost.

    Now for anyone wondering about the hill. It is no longer visible. Discarded mullock or useless rock makes up most of the landscape. Many local old timers are against ant beautification or change since this is the history of the place. Three working mines are left but the way of working has changed much.
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  • Day24

    Pro Hart Gallery

    August 21, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Pro Hart was one very well known artist. The gallery shows what diverse talent he had. Working in the mines and painting spare time he became one of Australia's best known artists. We were not allowed to take any photos in the gallery.

    Some of the major works are available as images on postcards and other items.
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  • Day24

    Whites Mineral Art

    August 21, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Another miner turned artist. These works are made from different coloured rocks glued to a board. The experience includes an informative presentation on olden day mining.

    There is a lot of mining items on display.

    What's a miners wife to do though. Make Teddy bears. The display is hundreds of teddy bears and other characters all on display. This would be the most teddy's I have ever seen in one place.
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  • Day24

    Keenan Lookout

    August 21, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Looking over the hill this lookout includes a lot of information. Some of the discussion earlier at the mining presentation became a little clearer. The line of lode is explained. None of the town is built over any of the ore body.Read more

  • Day28

    Engine Preservation Society.

    August 25, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    It is always good to see history preserved. These people are keeping old internal combustion (and some steam) engines alive. Many are restored and working.

    One interesting item was a very old outboard motor made by Johnson. It was huge and heavy with not a lot of power.Read more

  • May19

    A few modifications after the dirt roads

    May 19, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    In Broken Hill and the rattle an rollin on the way here made the fridge brackets come loose. Worked out a good permanent fix but will have to get some hardware tomorrow. Working out a quick fix for tonight.Read more

    Gaffer tape?

  • Day5

    The mine

    October 2, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The mine dominates the skyline in Broken Hill. It had the world's largest deposit of silver ever discovered, plus tin, lead and zinc and lots of other scarce minerals.
    The new restaurant and Miners Memorial are great, and the view from top is fantastic!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Broken Hill, BHQ, ブロークンヒル, Брокен-Хилл