Broken Hill Australia is a
historical mining town.
It is an interesting town in the outback New
South Wales. The town only exists thanks to the silver deposits that
have been mined
here since the late 1800s. You can visit the underground mines, and
there are also many art galleries as well as a School of the Air and a
base of Royal Flying Doctors Service.
Outside the town is Silverton - one of the most classic Australian
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Mining and Art in Broken Hill Australia
The most interesting thing is the mining tour to Delprat’s Mine
which takes you, equipped with a torch and miners’ hard-hat, 200m
underground. But today the town also has a sizeable population of
artists, and several art galleries.
You can visit the Regional Art
Jack Absalom Gallery, Pro Hart Gallery
and the Aboriginal
Thankakali Gallery in
town, but in the desert 9km out of the town, there is a different
outdoor art gallery - the Living Desert Reserve,
with sculptures standing in the open landscape.
Art in desert outside Broken Hill Australia.
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Other Attractions in Broken Hill Australia
from the galleries, there are the Royal Flying Doctors Service, and the
School of the Air. Both are a consequence of Australia’s long distances
and remote outback settlements where there are no schools or doctors.
The Royal Flying Doctor’s Service flies doctors to the outback
communities with small airplanes on the call. The School of the Air
teaches outback children by broadcasting lessons from larger towns, to
the kids’ home computers. You can visit the both and see how it works.
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Silverton - Real Australian Outback Town
Twenty five kilometres out of Broken Hill is one of Australia's classic
outback towns, Silverton, which, as the name says, used to be a silver
A few old art galleries and other buildings remain, but
the town is virtually empty and the only action happens in the its
only pub which is still open today. It’s fun to have a beer outside and
and brumbies walking in the
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