Sun 22 October 2023
An old Broken Hill Steam Tram
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This photo is interesting to me. I am writing this post in a house that is in the the picture. It is at the bottom of Billy Goat Hill, the junction of Garnet and Argent Streets. The Steam Tram looks like a noisy and smoky affair. Best of all is the chap in the foreground riding his bicycle.
Tomorrow I’ll ride my bicycle to work down that same way. I will be looking to see which building was the
Barrier Dining Rooms. If I took a step ladder maybe I could recreate the photo… Have a
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Sun 17 September 2023
We have lived in Broken Hill for over three years and this evening we finally went to the
Silver City Show.
Silver City Pastoral and Agricultural Association keeping a great show on the go
As a kid I used to go to the Spring Festival celebrations in Cornwall with roots …
Sun 03 September 2023
John Constable’s, ‘cart bogged in creek’
A truly dull Sunday. I have been doing the tax. I do not really feel like it. On the plus side, tomorrow is a local Broken Hill holiday, Picnic Day. Maybe things will pick up.
Mon 07 August 2023
I got back into Broken Hill on Saturday night and slept like the dead. That journey home absolutely kills. Yesterday I just loved being home. Having a shower in my own shower, eating with Re
& H on the couch, watching some telly and going to bed. In my own freaking … more...
Sun 26 September 2021
I went for a bicycle ride this morning. Our town is in lockdown accordingly we may exercise within a 5km radius of our homes. I did not know where to ride. Without a thought I headed north-west to the graveyard. On the way I pedalled along the street where all …
Sun 21 June 2020
In a recent conversation with a non-Australian it struck me that people don’t know what a
Ute is. It is a small utility truck. Basically a car with the back end replaced by a tray. They are incredibly useful and much loved in Outback Australia.
There is a house …
Sat 25 April 2020
Last Tuesday we emptied our little house into the back of a removal truck. After a quick tidy and a last tearful visit to family we set off on the trail to Broken Hill. Z&
JB had to wait on some repairs to their car. They followed on at a … more...
Mon 27 January 2020
In my continuing effort to make moving to Broken Hill quantifiable here are some extremely rough travelling numbers.
2hrs no train
Coffs Harbour (1,400km)
23hrs $120 … more...
Sun 26 January 2020
Socio-Economic Index Map of Broken Hill
This is interesting. The map shows Broken Hill as an island of Socio-economic advantage in an ocean of disadvantage. I prefer to think of the glass half full so I am ignoring the SEIFA quote at the top of that post. When it comes … more...
Sat 25 January 2020
We have both secured jobs in Broken Hill and have made the decision to make the move. We are jumping in with both feet, albeit with a lifeline back here in Coffs. We are renting our house out and buying one in Broken Hill. I hope to keep our mortgage …