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Broken Hill, New South Wales

Broken Hill, New South Wales
Broken Hill seen from the "Line of Lode" monument
Australian Place
NameBroken Hill
StateNew South Wales
Elevation315 m 1033.5 ft
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
- Summer (DST)ACDT (UTC+10:30)
State DistrictMurray-Darling
Federal DivisionFarrer

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Broken Hill is an isolated mining city in the far west of outback New South Wales, Australia. The world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton, has roots in the town.

Broken Hill is located near the border with South Australia on the crossing of the Barrier Highway (national route 32) and the Silver City Highway (national route 79), in the Barrier Range. It is 220 m (721.8 ft) above sea level, has an average rainfall of 235 mm (9.3 in) and summer temperatures that reach well over 40 C (129.6 F). The closest major city is Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, which is more than 500 km (310.7 mi) to the southwest. Unlike the rest of New South Wales, Broken Hill (and the surrounding region) observes Australian Central Standard Time, UTC+9:30, a time zone it shares with South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Broken Hill has been called The Silver City, the Oasis of the West, and the Capital of the Outback. Although over 1100 km (683.5 mi) west of Sydney, and surrounded by semi-desert, the town still manages colourful park and garden displays, and offers a number of attractions.

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Departing a small dirt airstrip next to a station in the New South Wales desert, Outback Australia. I took this video while hitching a ride with the mail plane for the day.
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An audio visual presentation of Australian Aboriginal Dancers - Kooree Dancers in Mungo National Park, New South Wales, Australia
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Landing on the airstrip for a remote Outback station, to deliver the mail and uplift anything waiting to go back to the city. We're in a small mail plane doing the weekly mail run for far western New South Wales.
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Un altro resoconto fotografico di un viaggio da Sydney a Broken Hill, nell'Outback del New South Wales, e poi da Newcastle a Sydney sulla Pacific Highway.
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Preview of Gavinc's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor⢠TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Silverton and Broken Hill, Australia Entry Title: "Silverton and Broken Hill" Entry: "Thursday 21st August Ches is responsible for the worst application of auto suggestion I have ever experienced. After a lengthy discussion about her dreams, and my claim that I never dream, Ches closed the discussion with the statement that while I might not remember my dreams in the morning, I do dream....everyone dreams. Guess what, I dreamt all night. The worst nights sleep I can ever remember, and I awoke exhausted. Despite our best intentions to get away by 8.00 am at the absolute matter what, we left the motel at 8.30. Ches justified it on the grounds that Broken Hill is on "Central" time....30 min. behind eastern standard time, so was infact 8.00 am. I decided to apply some discipline on her, and declared that we would now have to leave Broken Hill for the 700 km drive to Dubbo by midday EST no matter what. We decided to drive out to Silverton and the Mundi Mundi Plains lookout. Again, I hadn't planned on the dozens of "Dips" on the 30 km journey. The road is sealed, however every 500 meters or so, the road dips to allow flash flood water to pass across the road. The side effect is that various degrees of mud is deposited in the bottom of the dip, so you need to slow to be safe. As we <b>...</b>
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The Virtual Form Guide--Learning from his experience at -Broken Hill- and on horse studs he had near Gawler and One Tree Hill in -South- Australia, Peter acquired Tarwyn Park and ... - Date : Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:35:01 GMT+00:00
MP to meet with Broken Hill nurses - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--John Williams will meet this afternoon with local members of the -New South Wales- Nurses Association to discuss their dissatisfaction with the offer from the ... - Date : Wed, 26 Jan 2011 21:17:58 GMT+00:00
Speedway in the Silver City - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--Race Secretary, Gavin Sedgmen says Chris Holder, from -New South Wales-, is showing his amazing talent. "He's a world-class rider... and he certainly proved ... - Date : Thu, 27 Jan 2011 02:01:50 GMT+00:00
Police still searching for missing man clues - ABC Local Tweet this news
ABC Local--Mr Rosewall's abandoned car was found near Silverton in south-west -NSW- last January but a five-day search of the area failed to find him. -Broken Hill--based ... - Date : Wed, 26 Jan 2011 23:39:39 GMT+00:00
exec slams 'inept' plan to mine parks - Tweet this news -Broken Hill- Prospecting is offering shares to the public to raise money for an exploration programme in the -Broken Hill- area of -New South Wales-. ... - Date : Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:39:48 GMT+00:00
NSW Police divers find more bones - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--Matt McCarthy from the -Broken Hill- Detectives Office says they are not ruling out any possibilities when it comes to identifying the body. ... - Date : Sun, 23 Jan 2011 12:02:42 GMT+00:00
Woolies wins Federal Court penalties fight - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--The agreement covers Woolworths employees in SA, the Northern Territory and -Broken Hill-, just across the border from SA in western -New South Wales-. ... - Date : Tue, 25 Jan 2011 01:05:16 GMT+00:00
More disaster declarations in NSW - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--Charles Townsing, from Cawkers Well Station on the -Broken Hill--Wilcannia Road, awoke one morning to find water through his house. "As I stepped out of bed, ... - Date : Mon, 24 Jan 2011 03:19:31 GMT+00:00
Water wars continue despite the floods - Herald Sun Tweet this news
Herald Sun--The Menindee Lakes are about 200km on the -NSW- side of the SA border and capture supplies for -Broken Hill- by preventing natural flows to the Lower Lakes. ... - Date : Fri, 21 Jan 2011 13:13:00 GMT+00:00
10 more fly to the clean-up - North Shore Times Tweet this news
North Shore Times--They were joined by 30 SES volunteers from other parts of -NSW- who flew to Queensland on Monday. Hunters -Hill- SES volunteer Peter Dadd was due to return from ... - Date : Mon, 17 Jan 2011 22:43:06 GMT+00:00

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