Stone cottage at Silverton, a “ghost town” near Broken Hill, in New South Wales.
This Old Man Emu wasn’t keen to have his photograph taken at Silverton, New South Wales.
Carved Ceremonial poles at the Living Desert Flora and Fauna Sanctuary which is 9 miles North of Broken Hill.
Sturt’s Desert Peas abound despite the desert conditions.
Silverton has several Art Galleries. This ship was constructed by welding together junk metal items. Can you find the spanner?
Pro Hart’s Gallery is a collection of his famous artworks showcasing his unique style. Sadly, Pro died in 2006.
Australian artist Pro Hart painted his lunch box which he used when he worked in the mines at Broken Hill.
He specialized in painting bush, mining and busy town scenes, dragonfies, his Rolls Royce car and, his signature, ants.
Last weekend I spent several days on a Car Club trip to Broken Hill which is a mining city in far west New South Wales. Although line of lode of silver, lead and zinc is expected to be depleted over the next twenty years the people of Broken Hill are staying positive and are keen to have tourists visit their city. Visitors are given many opportunities to discover the wealth of mining history and the delightful artworks of such artists as Pro Hart. We visited local “ghost town”, Silverton, which is one of the nearby attractions and the Mundi Mundi Lookout. The interesting red and black flower is the Sturt Desert Pea which grows well in the dry conditions of the area.The carved poles are by local Aboriginal youth and sit on top of a hill in the Living Desert Flora and Fauna Sanctuary. The road in the photograph above heads North into the distance from the Mundi Mundi lookout.
I like your collection of photos of Broken Hill, they bring back memories of our trip to outback NSW last year.It is a fascinating area to explore, with an interesting dichotomy between the mining background and the proliferation of art galleries.
We also really enjoyed viewing the Mundi Mundi Plains – did you know that it is one of the few places where you can see the curvature of the earth, as a result of the land being so flat?