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Nov 30, 2007 - The Long Way

I'd like to thank Vive for reminding me to recall the story of Bogan Hill. As we crossed the border of South Australia and New South Wales we were stopped for almost 2 hours. There had been a flood in the next town and so our train needed to wait the sufficient time for it to be cleared up. 2 hours. If only Noah had known. So the scheduled stop in Broken Hill was cut short to a mere half hour. I took the time to post a letter and as I was walking back to the train a bogan came by in his white commodore. He was a traditional bogan and this...

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The Journey East

Sep 12, 2007 - Middle Of Nowhere

I'm travelling through alot of Australia by train, I leave Sydney on the Indian Pacific in the direction of Adelaide, I could get to Perth on this train, if I wanted to be on it for 3 1/2 days that is! I really am not the biggest fan of trains and a day and a half is enough for the first leg, the train pulls into the outback town of Broken Hill. I'm going to stay here for a few days until the next train comes through. The place is famous, well the surrounding area is famous for the filming of various films such as Mad Max II. The place...

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The Great Escape

Mar 14, 2007 - Broken Hill & White Cliffs

13th March - Despite getting up early we didn't get away from the campsite till 10am and finally arrived in Broken Hill approximately 545kms later at 5.30pm. The scenery change was mad, now officially in the Outback and on our trip we saw emu's,lot's of red earth and very little vegetation, absolutely beautiful in it's own way though. Little traffic, stunning views and sky that seemed to go on forever! By the time we were set up (had to pitch the tent twice as they gave us the wrong site initially!) there was really only time for shopping,...

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Dec 17, 2006 - Clare To Broken Hill

Sylvia's Comments After leaving Clare we set off for Broken Hill which is in the Australian Outback and a mining town. To get there we first had to travel to Burra, another mining town. In the 1840s, the discovery of rich copper deposits in Kapunda and Burra rescued the ailing South Australian economy. Miners flocked to Burra and within 10 years had created the Monster Mine, 13km long and 6km across. Today a heritage trail takes visitors around the historic areas such as the museum, a mine captain's cottage and the extraordinary riverbed...

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Oct 4, 2005 - Broken Hill (08/07/05 - 11/07/05)

A town founded on mining but now better known as an Artist's centre and alternative hang-out. The mines are still there - those which are still in use and those which are not. Indeed, the massive BHP mining concern (check their share price) started here as the Broken Hill Proprietry mining company. The Royal Flying Doctors started here and still fly from the Town. They have a little museum by the airstrip which details how the whole thing got started. No mention is made of the old tv series though. It was definately now Winter, as wind and...

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Simon -off to Oz!

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