White's is the perfect place to come and discover all about the mining history of Broken Hill and the region.
Your host Kevin ‘Bushy’ White, is a veteran of the local mining industry having worked for many years underground. He’s turned his passion into the backyard museum as well as a place to hang his growing collection of mineral artworks made from crushed up local minerals. The museum also includes Kevin wife Betty’s extensive Doll and Bear collection.
Visitors are given a personal guided tour that shows them the changes that have occurred in mining and mining operations from 1883 to the present day. Seating is available for visitors during the presentation.
The dioramas on display give a visual presentation of mining at different points in its history. There are 1500 pieces of mining memorabilia on display.
Kevin (Bushy) and Betty White are your guides. They were both born and bred in Broken Hill and are able to answer all your questions. As local people they are able to bring the stories alive through personal experience.
Bushy is a well-known accomplished local artist. His technique uses crushed Broken Hill minerals to create collages. The collages relate to mining and also depict Broken Hill buildings such as pubs, clubs, churches and other public buildings and businesses.
Some of the artwork is available for sale.
Doll and Bear Collection
Betty has been making and dressing dolls and bears for over thirty years. The collection on display includes over 2000 items. The display is particularly attractive for children but also for those who remember their own childhood.
The items on display in the doll museum are not for sale.
The museum has a small shop with souvenirs and minerals for sale.