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ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Galleries in Broken Hill and Silverton - 2015 update

Art Scene - current list of Galleries in Broken Hill and Silverton as of July 2015

Absalom's Gallery (formerly Jack Absalom Gallery)
638 Chapple St
08 8087 5881

Art Confessions (Tania Marie Reeves)
313A Argent St
0428 715 237

Art on Argent
311 Argent St
08 8087 2306

Beyond 39 Dips - Silverton
19 Stirling St, Silverton
08 8088 7566

Broken Hill Art Exchange
145-157 Duff St, South Broken Hill
08 8088 3171

Broken Hill Musicians Club Gallery Bar
276 Crystal St
08 8088 1777

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent St
08 8088 3440

Bush N' Beyond (Wendy Martin/Ian Lewis)
4 Argent St (off Gossan St)
08 8087 8807

Cowz Art Gallery Silverton
21 Stirling St Silverton Heights
08 8087 2002

Eric McCormick Gallery367 McCulloch St
08 8087 8486

Howard William Steer Art Gallery721 William St
08 8087 4736

Jarrah Mosaics
169 Chapple St
08 8087 4478

John Dynon Gallery - Silverton
2 Sturt St, Silverton
08 8088 6654

Julie Hart Gallery
65 Williams St
08 8087 4448

Pace's Mineral Art Gallery (Laurie Pace)
323 Wilson St
08 8087 6651

Pro Hart Gallery
108 Wyman St
08 8087 2441

Silver City Mint & Art Centre (Big Picture)
66 Chloride St
08 8088 6166

Spirit of the Outback Gallery (Jenny Cattonar)
662 Argent St
08 8087 4828

The Art of Deirdre Edwards (formerly Dee's Studio Gallery)
34 Williams Lane
08 8088 3913

The Homestead Gallery (Andrea Blundell)
377 Chloride St
08 8087 9005

The Horizon Gallery - Silverton (Albert Woodroffe)
Diagonally Opposite Silverton Hotel
08 8088 5331

Wayne Williams Gallery81 Harris St
0428 447 184

West Darling Arts (Gallery)
256 Argent St - Town Hall Facade


Whites Mine, Mineral Art & Living Mining Museum
1 Allendale St
08 8087 2878

That should keep you busy!

I think it's time Broken Hill had an 'Art Muster' event! What do you think?

Cheers, Jane Deany

Friday, 24 July 2015

Congratulations Jodi Daley & Badger Bates winners Outback Open Art Prize 2015

Badger Bates (L) and Jodi Daley (R)
'Cailin and Tunjili - Steamers Point, Wilcannia 2015'
Winners 2015 Outback Open Art Prize
Art Scene
Earlier this evening the winner of the 2015 Outback Open Art Prize was announced by the judge of the award, John Cheeseman, Director of the Mosman Art Gallery, in Broken Hill at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (BHRAG).

I am delighted to announce that the winner of the $15,000 acquisitive prize was a joint work by local Broken Hill artist Jodi Daley and Wilcannia* artist Badger Bates with their piece entitled -

'Cailin and Tunjili - Steamers Point, Wilcannia 2015'.


John Cheeseman, Director Mosman Art Gallery (centre) and
Cathy Farry Manager 
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (right)
Both artists are first time winners of the this prize and of a major art prize.

Congratulations to you both it's a wonderful artwork created from pigment, oil paint and steel.

It was a who's who in the local art world at the BHRAG and the first time I was able to attend. It was also a fantastic opportunity for the many visitors to the city to come and see the fabulous gallery, as the Inland NSW Tourism Awards are on tomorrow night in Broken Hill and there are many tourism specialists buzzing around the tourist attractions over the next few days.

The second prize of $2,500 (non-acquisitive) went to Clara Adolphs, 'Coober Pedy from Mars (Self Portrait)', 2015.

Welcome to the visitors and congratulations Jodi, Badger and Clara.

Badger Bates (L) and Jodi Daley (R), winners Outback Open Art Prize 2015
'Cailin and Tunjili - Steamers Point, Wilcannia 2015', p
igment, oil paint and steel.
Exhibition details -

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880, Australia

Exhibition dates - 24 July - 6 September 2015.

Opening hours are 10 am – 5 pm weekdays and 11 am - 4 pm weekends.

Entry is by gold coin donation.

Tomorrow morning Saturday 25 July 2015, 11am is a morning tea at the BHRAG where there will be the opportunity to meet some of the finalists.

Everyone is welcome.

Finalists for the Outback Open Art Prize 2015.
Clara Adolphs, Coober Pedy from Mars (Self Portrait), 2015
Lyn Ahmat, Outback Heat Shimmer, 2015
Jessica Anderson, The Homeland, 2015
Jodi Daley and Badger Bates, Cailin and Tunjili – Steamers Point Wilcannia, 2015
Badger Bates, Danger Lurking, 2015
Ian Bell, Jim Jim, 2014
Ray Blick, Boots for Nev, 2015
Cynthia Bourke, Walking in Two Worlds, Mr Eddy My Grandfather, 2014
Dean Burns, Snapper MLA 210, 2015
Anh Do, Stranger at the Bus Stop, 2015
Philip Drummond, Nothing to Regret, 2015
Laura Grace, Water, 2014
Jody Graham, Pinhole Camera Memories from Fowlers Gap, 2015
Michele Heibel, Chance of Rain, 2015
Anna Henderson, Myall Station, 2015
Margaret Hutchings, Rabbit Proof Fence, 2014
Andrea Jenkins, Deserted, 2015
Gail Kellett, Vale Classics, 2015
Gladdy Kemarre, Anwekety (Bush Plum), 2014
Anne Kern, Desalination Tower, 2015
Nadia Kliendanze, Aussie Gothic, 2015
Carmen Ky, Finding Fossils Sandy Desert, 2015
Kathryn McGovern, Trophy, 2015
Lindy McSwan, Horizon Lines, 2014
Pat Moss, Stephens Creek Nine Mile, 2015
Annabel Nowlan, Drovers Wife V, 2015
Geoff Overheu, Flies, 2015
Geoff Overheu, Ants, 2015
Brenda Runnegar, Hay Plains, 2015
Luke Sciberras, Wilcannia Study for Fishing Barrel Gallipoli, 2014
Debbie Sheezal, River run, 2015
Natalya Shinn, Above White Cliffs, 2015
Salli Sixpence, Return to Country, 2015
Andrew Stacey, Warrawong Lagoon, 2015
Christopher Stenning, 1963 – In Memoriam, 2014
Alli Symons, Willy Willies From Many Lands Across Australia, 2015
Shane Vink, Red Planet Winter, 2015
Steffie Wallace, Moonlit Dust Storm Mutitjulu, 2015
Patricia Walsh, Desert Gold – Channel Country, 2015
Sally West, The Windmill – Plein Air, 2015
Sally West, The Road Boss – Plein Air, 2015
David Wiggs, A Fine Line, 2014

*Wilcannia is about 196km east of Broken Hill on the Darling River.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Broken Hill's 2015 Outback Open Art Prize winner will be announced tonight 24 July

Art Scene
The winner of the annual “Outback Open Art Prize” will be announced tonight at the Broken HillRegional Art Gallery (BHRAG). The event has come to be known as the highlight of the cultural calendar in Broken Hill.

There are 43 finalists this year. Finalists were selected from nearly 200 entries. The finalist's works will be exhibited at the BHRAG. The prestigious acquisitive first prize is valued at $15,000.

This year's judge is John Cheeseman, director of the Mosman Art Gallery.

The exhibition opens tonight 24 July 2015 at 6.00 pm at –

404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880, Australia

Exhibition dates - 24 July - 6 September 2015.

Janine Mackintosh 'Droughts and Flooding Rains' 2011
Winner 2011 Outback Open Art Prize
Acacia Pycnantha (Golden Wattle), twigs, linen thread,
and bookbinders gum on canvas © Image courtesy the artist
Opening hours are 10 am – 5 pm weekdays and 11 am - 4 pm weekends.

Entry is by gold coin donation.

The second prize is non-acquisitive $2,500, and there is also an $800 encouragement prize awarded.

Total prize pool $18,300.

The judge will look for works that reflect the spirit and diversity of the Australian outback.

The prize is once again proudly sponsored by Mrs Raylee J Hart.

Good luck to the finalists and do try and get along to the exhibition. I am sure it will be well worth it. The gallery alone is worth a visit, it houses a wonderful permanent collection.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Archibald Prize 2015 / 2014 and Broken Hill

Art Scene
The winner of the Archibald Prize 2015 was announced yesterday at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney. Congratulations to the winner - Newcastle artist Nigel Milsom with his portrait of barrister Charles Waterstreet. (See image via Tweet below). Waterstreet represented Nigel after he was previously charged with armed robbery.

Nigel's life has turned around. The coveted and prestigious Australian art prize is worth $100,000.

The 47 finalists included Queensland artist Jessica Le Clerc's work. Her portrait was of artist David Hart (Pro Hart's son).


Living inside of stories by Jessica Le Clerc
Image from Art Gallery of NSW
As I watched the awards, Jessica's piece had the good fortune to be hung behind the podium from where the prizes were announced.

The larger than life portrait of Hart, which she painted in about a week and was titled 'Living inside of stories' enjoyed some wonderful coverage even though she didn't win.

It's an honour to be amongst the finalists.

Here's a link to Jessica's website and a little more about the piece.

http://jessicaleclerc.com.au/archibald-2015/

Here's the YouTube clip link showing an interview with Jessica and the story behind the work. (it's only three minutes long).

Jessica Le Clerc YouTube interview.

Congratulations Jessica. I really like what you have painted. It's a great work and I hear David was very happy with it too.

Archibald Prize 2014 - touring exhibition winds up with last day on show in Broken Hill tomorrow, Sunday 19 July 2015.

Here's a link to the article I wrote about the event 'Archibald Prize 2014 tours Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery 5 June - 19 July 2015'.

The 2015 finalists exhibition commenced earlier today.

Here's a link to more information about the locations to see the works as it tours Victoria and New South Wales in the coming year.

www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/touring/archibald-prize-2015-tour/

Cheers,

Jane Deany

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

NAIDOC 2015 - We All Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate

Image/logo from www.naidoc.org.au
Community Event
This year, NAIDOC week runs from Sunday 5 July to Saturday 12 July 2015, so we are right in the midst of this important annual Australian event.

NAIDOC week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The event is held each year on the first full week of July.


NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.

The theme this year is "We All Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate".

The host city for the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony is Adelaide. A special awards ceremony and ball will be held in that city on Friday 10 July.

Every year the recipients of the National NAIDOC Awards will be announced in the following categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Person of the Year
  • Female Elder of the Year
  • Male Elder of the Year
  • Caring for Country Award
  • Youth of the Year
  • Artist of the Year
  • Scholar of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year

Nominations for the 2015 National NAIDOC Awards have now closed.

Best wishes to all of the nominees

In Broken Hill, West Darling Arts is hosting a special exhibition "We All Stand on Sacred Ground" which is an exhibition showcasing Aboriginal Art from the West Darling (Western Region of NSW).

Broken Hill Town Hall Facade

Participating communities include Broken Hill, Menindee, Wentworth and Wilcannia. These communities are home to incredibly talented artists and include works on canvas and sculptural works. All Aboriginal artists from the Western Region of NSW have been invited to participate.

The exhibition is on at the Town Hall Facade Gallery -

256 Argent Street (the main shopping street) in Broken Hill.

The official exhibition opening was last Friday night 3 July.

The exhibition runs from 29 June to 17 July 2015, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

Check out the NAIDOC website for more information. www.naidoc.org.au.

Enquiries - Aboriginal Affairs Broken Hill 08 8088 0002.


Enjoy, cheers, Jane Deany

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Lifeline Broken Hill's annual art exhibition launches on 26 June 2015

Art Scene
Lifeline Broken Hill's annual art exhibition opened on Friday 26 June 2015 at the GeoCentre. Yes a bit late to promote the opening night gala event this year, but I can still promote Lifeline Broken Hill's Facebook page as they're keen to get more 'Likes' and also promote the exhibition itself which will run for a couple of weeks.

Exhibition dates 26 June - 12 July 2015.

The GeoCentre is also known as the Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum.


Address: 2 Bromide Street, Corner Silver City Highway aka Crystal Street, Broken Hill.

Hours 10am-4.45pm Monday to Friday and
1pm-4.45 pm Saturday and Sunday.


Entry is by donation.

Feel free to tell us how the popular annual event went by commenting below.

Here are links to my previous year's posts about the exhibition.


28 June 2014


28 June 2013


29 June 2012


It is a very worthwhile cause so do try and go along and support the wonderful work of Lifeline.  This year, as in other years, there will be some great art.

I went to the exhibition several years ago and was lucky enough to attend the opening night which was a lot of fun.

Queries to Lifeline Broken Hill's office - telephone (08) 8087 7525.

You can also donate to Lifeline directly from their website www.lifeline.org.au.


Please note you can call Lifeline for crisis support 24/7 on 13 11 14.


Cheers, Jane Deany

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Gunter Kairies - From the Outback to the Rainforest, art exhibition opens 19 June 2015 Broken Hill Art Exchange

The man himself - Gunter Kairies
pictured working at the
Broken Hill Art Exchange
Art Scene
The title says it all. Tomorrow night at Broken Hill Art Exchange, South Broken Hill, an art exhibition by Gunter Kairies will open.

Broken Hill identity, Bob Groves, the president of the Willyama Art Society will open the exhibition.

Where
Studio 3 Art Gallery 145-157 Duff Street, South Broken Hill

Time - 6pm, 19 June 2015

Gallery hours 10am - 4pm
Examples of Gunter Kairies work from the exhibition

Gunter Kairies watercolours, ink, pastels and oils will feature in the colourful exhibition where the colours of the outback will reign supreme.

Why not pop down to support this event at Broken Hill's funky Art Exchange.

Sounds like a fun night and worth supporting. Wish I could be there.

I hope it goes well.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Monday, 8 June 2015

Archibald Prize 2014 tours Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery 5 June - 19 July 2015

Art Scene
If you love art and portraiture then what better time to visit Broken Hill than right now whilst the 2014 Archibald Prize finalist's exhibition visits the city.

The exhibition opened last Friday night 5 June at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery and will continue until 19 July 2015.

See link here to the gallery's Facebook page -

The Archibald Prize exhibition has arrived and we're unpacking. Volunteer Rod is working hard and you can get a sense of...
Posted by Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery on Tuesday, June 2, 2015
This is my favourite image-
Ms Gladys Berejiklian MP by Salvatore Zofrea
source Art Gallery NSW website
I was fortunate to see the exhibition at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery late last year. I really enjoyed the exhibition and highly recommend it.

Address -
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery 404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill.
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday 11am - 4pm
Entry by gold coin donation.

Related links - Archibald Prize and 
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.
Link to images of all the 2014 finalistshttp://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/2014/

Winners of the 2015 Archibald Prize will be announced on 17 July 2015.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Free medico-legal workshop for health professionals in Broken Hill 3 June 2015

Are you a health professional? Do you live in the Broken Hill region?

If you answered yes to both those questions, then make a note in your diary for this Wednesday,

3 June 2015

Why?

There's a free medico-legal workshop for health professionals being run in #BrokenHill this Wednesday 3 June 2015.
MsAllyson Alker, Senior Risk Advisor - MDA National will present a-

Medico Legal Update
The session will focus on 'practical risk management'.

MDA National provides medical indemnity services.

The session is a professional development opportunity designed for -

GPs, Registrars, Hospital Doctors, Practice Nurses, Hospital Nurses, Allied Health staff, Primary Health staff, Dentists, other health professionals, administration and support staff.

My source - a Tweet from @RuralDoctorsAus
(Rural Doctors Association of Australia)

Time - 6.30pm registration and refreshments for 7pm presentation
Place - University Department of Rural Health (the University of Sydney)
Morgan Street, Broken Hill

More information about the event can be found via the Tweet, and the link below -
http://www.rdaa.com.au/Uploads/Documents/broken-hill-education-session_20150527114921.pdf

Session details -
Explanation of privacy and confidentiality obligations for medical practitioners
  • Professional and personal obligations
  • What information can you share
    • Other healthcare providers/organisations
    • Family/carers

Maintaining good records
  • Content
  • Using acronyms
  • Time savers

Dealing with a request for access to medical records
  • Limitations to access
  • Alternatives
  • Third party requests i.e. insurers, workers compensation
  • Subpoenas

The online space
  • Telehealth
  • Social media
  • Using electronic devices to share information


This session will include case studies and a 20 minute question and answer session.

Bookings/registration by Monday 1 June 2015 via email to Natalie Miani at Far West NSW Medicare Local - nmiani@fwml.com.au (fax 08 8087 9806)

Provide Name, Practice/Facility, Email, Contact No (mobile preferred) and Dietary requirements.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Arts NSW - Arts & Cultural Development Program info session Broken Hill - 29 May 2015

Arts & Grants
Find out more about 'The Arts and Cultural Development Program' (ACDP) tomorrow when Arts NSW visits Broken Hill.

The ACDP is the NSW Government's major grants program for arts and culture. Arts NSW administers the program on behalf of the NSW Government (and falls under the 'Trade & Investment' 'branch' of the NSW state government.)

Bookings are essential.

For more information follow the link in this Retweet (RT) {which is where I spotted the info} from @RegionalArtsNSW (or the above links) -
(Original Tweet from @ArtsNSW).

If you can't make the #BrokenHill session tomorrow, they're in Dubbo as well on that day. Staff have been touring other NSW regions and you can find out where on that same website. (Today they're in Tamworth & Wollongong). Newcastle is also slated for a visit with the date to be confirmed.

Bookings/registration essential.
Details for the Broken Hill session are-

Friday 29 May 2015
Venue: Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, 404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill
Session time: 10am-11.30am
Register your name, the name of your organisation (if applicable), and the session you will be attending by emailing admin@westdarlingarts.com.au or
Phone 08 8087 9035.

Cities/towns already visited include Lismore (28 April), Moruya (21 May), Wagga Wagga (21 May), Bega (22 May) and Armidale yesterday (27 May).

Sounds like a great opportunity to find out about how obtain some kind of funding.

Cheers, Jane Deany   @JaneDeany@ilovebrokenhill & @ArtofBrokenHill

Monday, 18 May 2015

More good solar news in the Broken Hill region

It was great to read that the solar plant on the edge of Silverton, in the Broken Hill region was starting to take shape.

The plant, a joint initiative between AGL, First Solar and the Australian Government, will reportedly cost approximately $150 million.

ABC Broken Hill reported the story earlier this month. Here's the link to the article by Alexandra Back - http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2015/05/08/4232122.htm

Alexandra put it very well by describing that Broken Hill is transitioning from a Silver City to a Solar City.

Here's a Tweet that includes an image from the story 
could add that Broken Hill's also transitioning more and more to a tourism city, what with the National Heritage City Listing in January this year. But that's another story, and there is still much to made of that significant development.

Anyhow, if you're interested in the solar journey (I first wrote about the proposal in November 2012), I think there's still plenty of room for further developments in that space as well, so stay tuned.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Friday, 8 May 2015

I love Broken Hill

Me at Broken Hill Station for the 2014 Indian Pacific Christmas concert
I think everyone knows I love Broken Hill.

Today's post will be my 290th article and I have a really simple message to share.

I am often asked do I get paid or receive money directly from this blog and the answer is no.

One day I might receive recompense in a monetary form, but I haven't really tried to make money directly from www.ilovebrokenhill.com.

The Palace Hotel Broken Hill has accommodated me briefly in the past, thanks again Esther La Rovere (I wrote a blog post on 24 September 2013 about my stay to thank The Palace Hotel team), and Outback Astronomy treated me as their guest for a wonderful night sky viewing late last year, thanks Linda and Travis Nadge. Linda wrote a blog post for www.ilovebrokenhill.com on 28 May 2014, as my first (and so far only) guest blogger on she and her husband's new astronomy tourism business. It was a great night.

So to answer the money making query another way is, as my blog revolves around loving something, namely Broken Hill, and a true demonstration of loving anything, as you may know, is about giving without expecting anything in return, therefore, I don't expect to make money from something I love!

Mind you, there's a saying - "do something you love and the money will follow" - but that's another story for another day ;-)

Cheers, Jane Deany

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Waiting for the Broken Hill report

Line of Lode with Miner's Memorial (L) and Broken Earth Complex (R)
I mentioned in my last post of 18 April that I had some friends - Jane and Richard - heading up to Broken Hill. Their red dust covered vehicle has been spotted once again back in Melbourne.

So now I wait to bombard them with questions about what their impressions were of the Hill. A text suggested the trip was going really well.

I had hoped to report today on some of their favourite things from their road trip, but my life's been hectic so there's been no chance to catch Jane or Richard ... yet.

So stay tuned. I'm super keen to hear their stories. It will be fascinating, at least for me, and hopefully for you too dear readers, to hear a different perspective about Broken Hill.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Some Melbourne friends are visiting Broken Hill this week!

Kintore Mine Headframe, Broken Hill
Some of my Hawthorn/Melbourne friends are visiting Broken Hill in the next week, so if you happen to meet J and R, I'm sure you'll make them very welcome.

At my recommendation, they're staying at The Palace Hotel.

I've also made lots of recommendations of things to do, so I hope they'll be able to fit everything in. I still haven't been able to do all of the big tourist attractions. Next time perhaps?

They're travelling via Mildura and Mungo National Park, although I hear recent rains could make that leg of their trip a bit tricky? I hope not. Anyhow, they have a four wheel drive. R remarked that if they road was closed, they might end up spending more time in #BrokenHill.

Wishing you a fantastic trip J and R.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Lessons I've learned from ilovebrokenhill.com

It's the 8th of April today which means it's time for me to write a blog post on www.ilovebrokenhill.com .

What do I mean by that? When I began my blog www.ilovebrokenhill.com blog on 8 December 2011, I made a mental note that I would publish on the 8th, 18th and 28th day of each month, plus one other day, so I would average roughly one post per week.

So today, rather than write about Broken Hill itself, I'll give a tip for would be bloggers.

For me, having this self imposed 'schedule' has helped me keep my commitment to post on the days of the month I just mentioned, ever since I began the blog.

There has been only one day I've missed the date, I posted an hour and a thirteen minutes after 18 November 2012, i.e. 1.13am on the 19th instead. In that instance, I was working on a submission for some work in Broken Hill which had a deadline of the 18th at 11.59 pm, so as I was focused on that, I missed my arbitrary deadline. I still posted, just a little late, in the early hours of the following morning. (Scheduling posts in advance is another handy tip, especially if you know you'll be busy etc... on a nominated/designated publishing date).

Me at my desk in blogging mode
So I think it has simply been a matter of pride that I've wanted to stick to the commitment I made to myself from the very beginning of www.ilovebrokenhill.com.

Therefore, if you're a blogger and are having writer's block etc..., maybe make an agreement with yourself like I did. It might just help.

Oh, and my other tip today is, be passionate about your subject. I think that's the other, and equally important reason I have been able to keep writing about Broken Hill.

And, given Broken Hill's recent National Heritage City listing, which was announced on 20 January 2015, when #BrokenHill became Australia's first city to have such an honour, I'm obviously not the only person who loves Broken Hill.

Cheers, Jane Deany