About Broken Hill

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Discover a lost world

Broken Hill truly is a living museum. Born in the 1880s, this world-renowned mining city is bursting with nationally significant heritage and authentic experiences, and boasts a reputation pressure-cooked through decades of hardship in the harsh Australian desert. It is this extreme landscape that lies at the core of Broken Hill’s unique outback culture, with a stubborn refusal to lay down to nature becoming the bedrock of the Broken Hill psyche.

Broken Hill’s colossal history spans the Great War, the unionist movement, artistic endeavours and the silver screen. Today, the town is a living, breathing time-capsule; an artefact that survives in the desert and waits to be rediscovered.


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