Off on a road trip with our good friends, Alan and Rosie. Visiting outback NSW towns - heading to Broken Hill. Looking at historical and cultural points of interest to enhance Al's history classes!
  • Day6

    Narromine

    October 3, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Stopped here enroute home. Rang my parents to say "hello" and learnt that this is where my father was born! His parents lived in the Police Station residence as my grandfather was the Police constable there at the time. My pop was stationed at lots of outback towns, so we often go and take pics of the Police stations.
    Another bit of trivia about the town is that Glenn McGrath a famous Oz cricket player was also born in Narromine and there is a statue in the town park.
    There is a great little motel/caravan park outside the town on the Western side. Good place to stop overnight!
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  • 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

  • Day5

    Living Desert Sculptures

    October 2, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Living Desert Sculptures were created by several artists from around the world under the inspiration from Lawrence Beck, a guy from the Hawkesbury area. The sculptures are carved from rock - best viewed at sunset.Read more

  • Day5

    Pro Hart Gallery

    October 2, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    The late Pro Hart (Kevin) is an iconic Aussie artist born at Menindee about an hour from Broken Hill. He was a miner at the silver mine for 15 years before giving up his career to paint for a living. He certainly made the right decision!
    You can't take pics inside the Gallery but you can photograph his Rolls collection including his painted one!
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  • Day4

    Silverton

    October 1, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    First township in the area. Established when silver was found in the area. Dusty dry place! Thank goodness for the pub!
    The Mad Max films and "A town like Alice" were filmed here. There is a Mad Max Museum and lots of art galleries to explore.Read more

  • Day4

    Daydream Silver Mine - Broken Hill

    October 1, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Old Silver mine in Silverton area of Broken Hill. Went on an underground tour. Glad I didn't live here then and my son's had to work here. Dangerous hard work with high mortality rate for accidents and lung disease.Read more

  • Day3

    The Palace Hotel - Broken Hill

    September 30, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    The Palace Hotel - iconic hotel in the main Street of Broken Hill. It was part of the set for filming "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and it's painted up walls and ceilings! There is an annual festival "Broken Heel" which we just missed.Read more