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History of city Broken Hill, New South Wales in photos

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Geography: Broken Hill is an isolated mining city in the far west of outback New South Wales, Australia. The closest major city is Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, which is more than 500 km (311 mi) to the southwest and linked via route A32.

Broken Hill is located near the border with South Australia on the crossing of the Barrier Highway (A32) and the Silver City Highway (B79), in the Barrier Range, with a hot desert climate.

Broken Hill has been referred to as "The Silver City", the "Oasis of the West", and the "Capital of the Outback". The town has a high potential for solar power, given its extensive daylight hours of sunshine. The Broken Hill Solar Plant, which was completed in 2015, is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. (Wiki)

Date of foundation: 1883

Population: 18 856

Sights: Although over 1,100 km (680 mi) west of Sydney and surrounded by semi-desert, the town has prominent park and garden displays and offers a number of attractions, such as the Living Desert Sculptures.

Broken Hill. Argent Street
Argent Street, circa 1950s
Broken Hill. Indian Pacific Train
Broken Hill and Indian Pacific Train
Broken Hill. Fire Brigade Station
Fire Brigade Station, circa 1910s
Broken Hill. Hospital
Hospital
Broken Hill. Jubilee of Mines Founding Claim
Jubilee of Mines Founding Claim, Fire Station and Engines, 1933
Panorama of Broken Hill
Panorama of Broken Hill
Broken Hill. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city, looking with south
Broken Hill. Silver Mines, 1907
Silver Mines, 1907

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