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Jan 18, 2015 - Broken Hill

The next day we headed off early crossing the border into NSW, it felt good being in our home state. Information on quarantine checkpoints coming into NSW was very limited and we ended up driving into Broken Hill without going through any checkpoints, it can be so confusing moving between states. We hit the tourist sites running as Pete wants to get home so we are only staying one day. We visited an art centre that housed 'The Big Picture' which is a 100 metre long painting around a curved wall, there is arid landscaping in front of it...

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Apr 14, 2013 - Goodbye Broken Hill

Staying at the Broken Hill Caravan park overnight and just before we leave we meet up with Helen and Phil and their three teenage sons who we met at the Day Dream mine. They have been up the Strzeleckie track to Innaminka. Today is our last day in Broken Hill and we go to the AOG church in Broken Hill Liberty House. It looks like a former hotel turned into a church. The people were friendly and We had a cup of tea before the start. The young man Adam did the lot as the pastor was sick. Having said that he did a good job and gave a good...

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Apr 13, 2013 - Silverton

Silverton is a place full of interest. Many movies have been made out here including Mad Max 2, A Town Like Alice, etc. We did the walk around town, although mostly only the land remains as many houses were transported to Broken Hill in 1889. There is a lovely old church at the top of the hill, plus quite a few galleries with lots of memorabilia and the old gaol. There are a lot of little museums and a Mad Max 2 museum with lots of old cars around. We ended up at the Silverton cafe for lunch. Back to Broken Hill and one thing thing you...

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Apr 12, 2013 - Day Dream

White's art & Mineral museum was an interesting place giving you a bit of history of the mines and what it was like to work in them. After following the road to Silverton we came across the turn off to the Day Dream Mine. It was founded in 1882 by Cornish miners. It is one of very few real mines which are open still today. Just a little different from Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, which gives you the feel of a mine. Even just going down the narrow steps and small opening into the mine is a completely new experience. I'd imagine its a bit like...

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Apr 11, 2013 - Happy Birthday

Breakfast in bed and a beautiful card. The start to a very happy birthday. We drove to Julie Hart's gallery. (Pro Hart's daughter.). She has a very similar style to her father and one of his easels sits in her gallery. She wasn't there and her mother in law said "come tomorrow and meet Julie." When we told her we were friends of Tim Hall who knew Pro Hart very well. We went on then to visit the Pro Hart Gallery. There is a small entry fee as it is mostly a museum. Even before entering there is a Bentley and two Rolls Royces, one of which...

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Apr 10, 2013 - RFDS

Today we cycled to the airport. It is about sixteen kilometres there and back. It is quite hot but not overbearing. You might be asking why we cycled to the airport? Well the Royal Flying Doctor Service is right there. Actually it is bigger than the airport itself. What an amazing job the RFDS does. It is amazing to think that even only 40 years ago things in the outback were very isolated and the only communication was by wireless between stations. We remember our sister and family going round Australia in the mid 70's and the major...

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Apr 8, 2013 - Broken Hill

This morning we were ready to move on so we packed up and drove the 100 or so kilometres to Broken Hill. As you travel you can see 360 degrees as the landscape is so flat. It is not desert as it is covered by blue grass and the occasional bush. As you get near to Broken Hill you can see the hills in the distance and trees come into view. Broken hill is much bigger than we thought it would be. It's an old mining town. They're still mining here but to a lesser degree. This city put Australia on the map with the wealth it produced in the last...

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Apr 7, 2013 - Day of Rest

What a beautiful spot. The stillness of the water and the light on the water, its just a peaceful Place. We listened to Joel and Victoria Osteen this morning on ACC channel. They gave very uplifting messages. 'God addressed Gideon as a mighty man of valour. Gideon said he wasn't but went on to do mighty exploits.' The labels people put on us are not what we are. We can accept them or reject them. God says in Jeremiah 29:11 'he knows the plans he has for us, they are for good and not for evil.' God knows the end from the beginning so...

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Nov 22, 2012 - Staying in broken hill for work

Turns out alls good and Marc has work til Christmas. I' ll head home 27th nov in time for nanas bday and Marc will be home on the 23rd. We hope you have enjoyed reading about our adventures and he look forward to seeing you all soon for a Christmas drink. Cheers Marc Rach and Joshie xxx

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Oct 16, 2012 - In the footsteps of June Bronhill

A free day in The Hill. Blowing a red hot desert breeze – I feel a song from the Desert Song coming on…. Richard Tauber did a great version of this…. But here is the Gordon McCrea version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkcAa1j0CR0 and for just a good foot tapping desert experience have a look at this clip from the original 1929 film, technically very interesting as sound had only been introduced in 1928 with the Jolson Story and this is a hybrid, with sound and titles on the screen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i8XFwIudGQ Lonely as a...

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Oct 15, 2012 - Kimba to "The Hill"

15th Monday Lots of Emus on the road today, some with chicks fortunately they can only run forwards… We left Kimba around 0830 expecting to drive to Peterborough but we got there around lunchtime and as its daylight saving we drove on to Broken Hill. Filled up at the same servo in Port Augusta where we spotted Lisa McCune last year... All went well till disaster struck 30km east of Cockburn (pronounced Coburn); we ran out of Minties, it must be some sort of record, one bag of Minties from Esperance to near Cockburn. Second disaster hit the...

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Aug 31, 2012 - Broken Hill

Hi every one, We had to drive yesterday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm because all the Caravan parks were closed in between it was a very long way for poor soob to pull the van. Today I caught up with some friends and then we went sight seeing . We went to a new restaurant they put on the slag heap a put in a photo from the top. We saw my old houses then went to look at the spring flowers out at the national park. I put a photo up of the start desert pea. They are beautiful. Tomorrow more sightseeing and dinner with our friends. Thanks for your...

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