Royal Exchange Hotel
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... corner. Twenty pubs still remaining from the 72 that were here in its heyday. Broken Hill has a population of just over 18,000 down from the 30,000 that used to be here. It was very enjoyable cycling round town. More time to look at the sights and enjoy the fresh air. Even found a patchwork shop. Not the best one I've ever been to and its for sale. Rode back to the van for some lunch, a nice bowl of Camp oven cooked roast chicken and vegetable soup ...
... and insight into the local scene....turns out the pub has had many different identities itself due to it being in so many movies and ads...under different names of course...was quite an eclectic place thats for sure....after lunch it was onto visit the Mad Max museum which was a treasure trove of memorab
ilia, photos, props and collectables...funny enough the fellow who runs it is a Pom who is passionate about the ...
... went to work clearing the rock, consequently many died from the ore and silica dust affecting their lungs. The tour certainly brought home the hardship that the early miners endured not only underground but also on the surface during summer when the temperature would reach 45 degrees and the water supply was not good. Kevin reckons the drunks around town survived the best as they drank only alcohol and not the water. After the tour we had tea and cake ...
... affairs. Not much has changed after 100 years, and many Afghans are still taking pot shots at us, albeit on their own soil. Perhaps I should revert to the main subject, for fear of arousing anti-war, anti-extremist or anti-anything sentiments in some of my readers who may read this blog without being directly invited by me to do so. We cannot all be on the same page. So back to Silverton, before I have to start ducking rocks or other missiles.
... both legs. Not a happy camper!
After sunset, we were home & to bed.
Today was busy again. 1st off to the Daydream Mine for an under ground tour, then to Silverton.
The mine was great, if only because we were out of the wind. We got to use hard hats and had the special battery pack lights. I am very happy that I am not working a 12 hour shift, on my own, by candle light.
Silverton is a ...