28th Mar 2012 - 29th Mar 2012
It was good to get back on the black top even though the surface was quite bumpy and undulating. Gave the Tourist Park a miss this time as the Lakeview Caravan Park has been considerably improved and we found a site with a glorious view of the outback which is covered in grass and wild flowers, thanks to the recent good rains.
Broken Hill has diverse architectural styles from the grand atmosphere of palatial Federation and Victorian buildings to workmanlike redbrick and pre-fabricated structures and classic miners’ tin cottages.
Took a trip in time back to the 1950’s and had a spider in Bells Milk Bar in Patton Street Village seated on formica chairs at a formica table.
Paid a visit to the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery and managed to persuade Ed that a visit to the Trades Hall was a must as it illustrates the rise of trade unions in Broken Hill.
Took a day trip to Silverton which fell into decline as Broken Hills’ larger mines were developed. Many of Silverton’s buildings were transported to Broken Hill on jinkers pulled by camels, bullock or donkeys. Visitors still flock to Silverton for its art galleries and its popularity as a television and movie location (A Town Like Alice, Mad Max 2).