Holidays and Learning

Two old miners and their dog rest beside their claim in the Living Desert Flora and Fauna Sanctuary north of Broken Hill.

One of the many sculptures on a hilltop North of Broken Hill.

Pro Hart’s lunch box was among the many objects he painted. The most famous one was his Rolls Royce Shadow car.

Pro Hart loved his Rolls Royces. This one stands proudly in front of the Pro Hart Gallery in Broken Hill.

“Rusty” the corrugated iron dog guards the entrance to the Silver City Mint and Gallery.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is an essential part of health care in the outback of Australia.

The Big Picture is an enormous single piece of canvas painted by “Ando”.

Broken Hill artist, Jack Absolom (centre) showed us his Opal collection  and explained the various colours available at his Gallery.

Our School Holidays are almost over and Term 4 will begin on Monday, 10th October. During my holiday we travelled 817 Kms to  Broken Hill, New South Wales  so I was determined to learn as much about the area as I could. Fortunately our Car Club tour organizer had prepared a variety of outings to Museums, Galleries and points of interest to showcase the mining city and its surrounds. A highlight of the visit was meeting Pro Hart’s wife Raylee and his son John (pictured above). They are standing in front of an original Pro Hart painting. Pro and Raylee also had a daughter, Julie Hart, who is an artist and has a style very like her father’s. She has a Gallery in  William Street, Broken Hill.