Last night we arrived home after a couple week break on a road trip that covered a total of 6,015 km’s. It was a complete break as there was no facebook, internet TV or even radio news. The road trip turned out as real history tour especially going to places significant in the 1880’s; maybe not all of national significance but of importance to my own family history.
After leaving Qld from the in-laws place near St George we crossed the border at Hebel and a 13 ½ hour travelling time, arrived at Broken Hill.
Broken Hill was a very pleasant surprise, we had booked a 2 night stay which is a full day of sightseeing but we found that Broken Hill offered enough to keep you interested for a 4 night stop over. There is nearby Silverton, art galleries included that of Pro Harts that we visited, museums, mine tours, lookouts at sunset and soak in some rather unique architecture.
Photo - Pro Hart's famous painted Rolls Royce
In context of the current debate of resource activity impacting upon agricultural production it is very safe to say that Broken Hill mining activity never took out any prime agricultural land.
Photo - Old buildings at Silverton