The Broken Hill Connection
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A fascinating and historic town, Broken Hill is also the gateway to one of the most breathtaking parts of the country. Make this your base in Outback NSW, and discover a friendly city with outstanding character, amazing history and a taste for art, architecture and the finer things in life Find out places to stay, attractions, events and more.

Steve's Web Site
Non-commercial educational site covering Travel in Australia with page on Broken Hill and many other topics of interest. Since 1996, I have been living in the Washington, DC area, where I work as a graphic and web site designer. Before that, I lived for about ten years in Australia, Iceland, and Zimbabwe, where I worked as a geologist. I'm making this a place where you can visit, share my interests, and have a good time.

History of Lead In Broken Hill
This site covers the history of lead contamination in Broken Hill. It is very comprehensive in it's detail of the lead problem and the way it has been handled by the authorities. A well written site by Keith Buxton. (See also Commercial Section).

Broken Hill Postage Stamp
Sept 10 1958 Unwatermarked, Perf 14½x14 Layout: Long format Type C Qty: 38,091,680
The 75th Anniversary of Broken Hill, NSW. The design by R.H. Evans shows the silver mines and aboriginal rock carvings.

Broken Hill Attractions
BROKEN HILL, schon die Strassennamen, wie Sulphide-, Wolfram-, Uranium-, Radium-, Cobalt-, Beryl-, Chloride-, Bromide-, Kaolin-, Oxide-, Silver-, Carbon-, Jodide-, Crystal- und Boronstreet zeigen was in BH Sache ist: es geht chemisch zu - Mineralien! Ein Eldorado für jeden Sammler. Überall stößt man auf die Historie des Bergbau. Die City im Outback. Zentral gelegen für Ausflüge jeglicher Art. Außerhalb sind etliche Minen, wie die Pinnacle Mine oder die Day Dream Mine zu besuchen.

The Turkish Ambush
After the battle the scene in Broken Hill was a highly emotional one - the men would not allow Abdulla's body to be taken away in an ambulance and it was finally removed in an old dray. Later that day both the bodies of Abdulla and Gool Mohamed were disposed of by the police in secret. That night armed men stood guard at the cemetery and in the gaol grounds to prevent any search for the bodies. The result of the attack and the battle was increased intolerance towards ethnic groups in the town. At the time it was argued that the local German community must have been behind the plot. The night after the battle the local German Club was set alight and firemen had to fight the crowd as well as the fire when a number of bystanders tried to cut the hoses.

Welcome to Broken Hill, the largest town in the west. Broken Hill is reknown for it's silver-lead-zinc deposits and mining, after being discovered in 1883 by Charles Rasp.

Broken Hill Beer Label
Text from the bottle label: Broken Hill Lager Beer - Brewed and bottled by the South Australia Brewing Co., Ltd., Thebarton, Adelaide, South Australia.

Australischen Outback
Wie kommt man darauf, in einem 20000-Einwohner-Städtchen mitten im australischen Outback eine Famulatur zu planen? Bei mir war die Entscheidung, eine Bewerbung nach B.H. zu schicken, eher zufällig gefallen. Eine einmal ausgearbeitete Bewerbung kann man in jedes englischsprachige Land schicken, dachte ich mir, nahm den Atlas in die Hand und hielt Ausschau nach Orten meines Begehrens. Dabei leitete mich der Gedanke, an ein möglichst kleines Krankenhaus gehen zu wollen, um eine gute Betreuung und den Zwang des Englischsprechens zu sichern.

Spökstaden Broken Hill
Spökstaden Broken Hill ligger insprängd bland de en gång malmrika bergskullar som fick folk att flytta hit. Det blev aldrig någon större stad, inte mer än några hundra personer då gruvan gick som bäst, varav de flesta arbetade i gruvan. Gruvbolaget hade flera olika schakt in i berget, men bara en anläggning för att tillvarata malmen. Ett fåtal ”fristående” gruvor ligger också i området.


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