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Travel Blogs from Broken Hill
... everywhere but this is something you have to see. Lunch was late, on the banks of the iconic Darling river at Wilcannia. Hard to believe that once paddle steamers used the river. Wilcannia is sad mix of the best of colonial buildings, derelict now almost to ghost town status. So today we crossed 3/4 of NSW. Some of the comments from the younger travellers: - bumpy, straight ...
... to the southern hemisphere's richest site for lodes of silver, lead and zinc. The glory days were a long time ago, but you can see how rich the city was, both financially and culturally. Indeed, BHP Billiton, the largest mining company in the world, started here in Broken Hill - Broken Hill Propriety Ltd, back in 1885.
Can't even begin to describe the artistic slant in this neck of the woods - so many artists. Pro Hart started ...
... more entry fees. The $$$ were disappearing fast here. You're given a token to enter the simulated aboriginal cave before walking out onto a timber boardwalk where there is this amazing Big Picture.
12m high x 100m long
Over 2 years to paint
100,000 + salt bush
20,000 + trees
Over 9 tonnes of paint used
3000 + clouds
20000 + Stones
Now I have to say, we were blown away by this amazing art work. I'm not into art, but this ...
... has been built to honour the miners who have lost their lives while working on the Broken Hill mine. Seeing as we missed out on a coffee at the cafe, we went around to the Bells 50s cafe, a 1950's style cafe. It was very tempting to buy some memorabilia, but we settled for a small milkshake which was totally yum. We're not done yet, Bob thought it would be a good idea to go to the cemetery, you just never know, little Frederick Lymburner might just call me to his grave. ...