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The Silver Tree, Broken Hill


Admire one of Broken Hill’s most famous and exquisite works of art for yourself.

The Silver Tree is a stunning silver centrepiece crafted by Adelaide silversmith Henry Steiner between 1879 and 1880. The hollow tree features a base beaten out to one single sheet of silver, and is adorned with the figures of five indigenous Australians, four emus, two kangaroos, eight sheep and a drover on horseback.

This striking artwork was once famously owned by Charles Rasp, a member of the Syndicate of Seven, and adorned the dining room table at his ‘Willyama’ residence. After his wfe Agnes’ death, the tree was sold at auction, and in 1975 was purchased by the Broken Hill City Council and placed withi the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. Later, the tree was moved to the Broken Hill Geo Centre, where it can be viewed today.

Broken Hill Geo Centre is located at the corner of Crystal and Bromide Streets, Broken Hill, NSW. Click here for more information.

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