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    1. #1

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      Broken Hill - a great place to visit

      We have just got back from a short break to Broken Hill, which is just over 500 km NE of Adelaide. I've been there before but this was the first time with kids in tow. We had a great time, the kids loved it. There is loads to do, lots of accommodation (we stayed in an old miner's cottage) lots of interesting museums and loads of art galleries. You drive for miles and miles in the middle of nowhere and suddenly there is a town of 20,000 people, right in the middle of the desert.

      The highlight was going down the Daydream Mine near Silverton - makes you realise how hard life was in the 19th century, it was mined by Cornish miners who walked all the way from Burra to Broken Hill in search of work - see http://www.silverton.org.au/ddream.htm.

      At Silverton there is the Mad Max Musuem which is run by a family from Bradford - see http://www.silverton.org.au/madmaxmuseum.html

      If you want to see outback Australia then Broken Hill is a great place to visit with an interesting history. Very friendly people too.

      Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.

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      South Plympton, Adelaide
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      You can also go to the restaurant perched on top f the Broken Hill slag heap. :D
      Sailed SS Australis out of Southampton 1977.Arrived October in Adelaide via Melbourne 1977.Liverpool/London 1987 - 1992
      Adelaide 1992 to eternity:)and one day you'll wake up and stop counting how long you've been here.

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      Pt Noarlunga
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      Sounds fab will add that to my must see places :-)
      Michelle, Phil, Nathan, and Libby. PR175 arrived Oct 2009



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