Australian Towns & Cities
New South Wales: Broken Hill
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

New South Wales' most remote city, Broken Hill is a world famous mining centre that lies at the junction of the Barrier and Silver City Highways and amongst the Barrier Ranges. While created solely for the mining of silver, lead and zinc in the 1890's, the city's mining operations have wound down since the start, however retains a strong interest for tourists because of the mining history, tours, extensive historic buildings & icons and because of the surprisingly scenic outback surroundings. Even though the city resides in NSW, it's interests are mainly with South Australia, with its produce transported for processing at Port Pirie and Adelaide, and operating on South Australian time.

Broken Hill is named after a nearby "broken" hill that was noted by Charles Sturt on an expedition into northern SA and NSW.


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NEW Broken Hill:
View over Broken Hill urban area, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Sulphide Street:
Sulphide Street and the Palace Hotel, Broken Hill, December 2003. The hotel featured in the 1994 movie, "Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert"

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Chloride Street:
Looking southeast along Chloride St in Broken Hill towards the post office, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Broken Hill:
Southerly view of Broken Hill from Block 10 Lookout, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Broken Hill:
View of Broken Hill from Block 10 Lookout, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Broken Hill:
View along Ryan St, Broken Hill from Block 10 Lookout, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Argent Street:
Looking southwest along Argent St towards Broken Hill post office, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Argent Street:
Looking northeast along Argent St at Broken Hill, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Argent Street:
Looking northeast along Argent St at Broken Hill, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Argent Street:
Looking northeast along Argent St at Broken Hill, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Bonanza Street:
Looking northwest along Bonanza St in South Broken Hill, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

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