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In the far east of Australia, Broken Hill is a historic mining city in the New South Wales state. This is the city that was found to be mining the world largest zinc, lead and silver in 1983. Ever since, the local people have been mining. Australia which is the world’s most major BHP mining concern had its origins here when it was named ‘The Broken Hill Proprietary’. In the recent years, mining has been declining but it, however, plays an important role with its most tourist attraction attractions being associated with the legendary mines.

There are many reasons as to why you should visit this broken hill of the many artists where Pro Hart is the most famous of them all who called the city his home. The city has plenty of galleries that are worth visiting, with its spectacular open air sculptures that are entirely set on the far horizon and landscapes in the north of the city in a sculpture symposium. All enthused by and set in that other famous attraction, the wideness of the Australian outback.

Movie buffs delight in spotting the featured settings in the numerous movies that are shot at this place that include the Mad Max (The Road Warrior USA), The Queen of the Desert Priscilla, Dirty Deeds, the Broken Hill eponymous that stars two Americans as Australians and the movie Race The Sun.

You can as well take in the oddities including the Bells cake while you are here. You can also take the giant canvas diaroma ‘Big Picture’ of the outback and the most famous ‘The Battle of the Broken Hill’ in the year 1915 where two Aussies the Afghans and attacked a local picnic train. The broken hill will always fascinate every visitor with its dramatic stories, its setting and its artistic flowering in the Central Australia Remoteness.

Tourist Info
In a mining town like Broken Hill, anyone can expect to find bars but frontier pubs are an exception in this place. Major bars are of the RSL club full of poker machines and cheap drinks. The motel in Broken Hill holds a disco night on Saturday nights. The Desert Sand Motor Inn also holds discos ever Friday and Saturday night in which local people especially youngsters from the city come and play. Accommodation in Broken Hill is very much available and in plenty including caravan parks and camping grounds.

What To See
Some of the things you will see when you visit Broken Hill.

• Unique iron houses that are corrugated. Corrugated iron is used for roofing throughout the entire Australia. It is however not commonly used in the walls of Broken Hill houses.

• The Miners Memorial. This one is located at the very top of the mullock heap at the CBD edge. The broken heart café restaurant and the Lode miners memorial are the neighbors of the Miners Memorial. Gain road accesses behind the railway through McGillvray Dve and St. lode.

• Afghan heritage mosque. This is a corrugated mosque made of iron established by the Afghan camel riders community that helped in the starting of the town in the 1880s.

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