Trip Start Sep 21, 2012
37Trip End Oct 27, 2012
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Pro Hart Gallery, Mundi Mundi Plains
Today we had a bit of a sleep in. Ate some bacon & eggs for breakfast.
At 8.45am we headed into Stocklands to do a little bit of shopping. Bella was itching to spend her birthday money, so had a little look around. She finally found a dress she liked which she bought. Also purchased a few bits & pieces from Big W, then headed back to camp.
We did a few housework items this morning cleaning the cobb & BBQ before we had a bite to eat for lunch then headed out.
First on the agenda today was the Pro Hart Gallery
We all headed out to Silverton 25km from Broken Hill. We did a little detour down a dirt road from the Pro Hart Gallery to Silverton. Definitely more interesting taking an off road track. On the way out we spotted a lizard but I wasn’t quick enough to take a photo. Just before town was an old disused Railway Station & track wild flowers had started to grow through the train lines. It was built in 1886. It travelled from Petersborough to Silverton.
Our first port of call was the famous one & only Silverton Hotel.
The iconic Silverton Hotel is undoubtedly the heart and soul of the town
Unfortunately a lot of cars were already parked out the front which made photographing it more difficult. We went into the Souvenirs shops & bought another coldie holder & cloth badge for my camp blanket. Out the front were some of the replica cars from Mad Max II. The boys loved checking these out. Then it was time for a drink in the Silverton Hotel. We all sat around the bar sipped some fizzy drinks & of course Jay a VB. Lots of interesting things hanging around the bar. A lot of photos from movies which had been filmed in the area.
When we left the Hotel some of the cars had moved from the front so it was out quick with the camera for a family picture
Jay wanted to look through the Mad Max Museum so all of us dredged thru. $25 for the 4 of us. Jay having watched Mad Max II enjoyed it. It had a lot of photos inside. Heaps of the vehicles were outside behind mesh that were used in the movie with some of the outfits that were worn & movie props.
Jay spotted a horse down the road so we drove down there to feed it some bruised apples we had bought with us. It looked very slow & sad, then when we fed it a couple of apples it was jumping & running around very excited. There was also an emu wandering around & a cow outside the fence.
It was now afternoon tea time so we caught up with everyone at the Silverton Cafe (Originally a house built in the late 1880s) had some fresh jam & cream scones & chocolate milkshakes.
The home's main rooms are filled with antique dolls made as early as 1869 and as recently as the 1950s. Other memorabilia is also on show and a range of old bottles are for sale.
At 4.30pm we drove the 5km out of town to the Mundi Mundi Plains to eventually watch the sun setting (The wide, flat heart of the Australian outback extends seemingly forever
On the way back through Silverton was two wild donkeys wondering around town. One of them came straight to us & nearly poked his head through the window. Jay gave him the last of the apples & he trotted off again happily.