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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.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Ann Rogers of Broken Hill

I was very sad to learn that Broken Hill’s Ann Rogers had died on 7 November 2016 after a brief battle with cancer.

Ann was an amazing woman who was involved in so many aspects of community life in Broken Hill.

She was the President of the Broken Hill Chamber of Commerce and Manager of the local Robinson College and Alesco Learning Centre.

She also was a generous volunteer. She seemed to have her finger in many pies.
Ann Rogers image from
https://bhchamberofcommerce.com.au/tag/ann-rogers/

She coordinated the Fringe Festival in 2014 and 2015. Ann supported Patton Village where the Festival was held, in many ways.

She was previously the General Manager of the Broken Hill Legion Club.

I met Ann several years ago when I approached her to look at running a social media course at Robinson College. She was very open to the idea. The main stumbling block for myself to run the course was the logistics of it all (given I am based in Melbourne).

She will leave an incredible gap in the Broken Hill community.

Her passion, energy and warmth will be missed.


R.I.P. Ann Rogers

Monday, 22 August 2016

Siesta ilovebrokenhill, #BrokenHill, #Twitter, #BrokenHeel shout out

Hi everyone,

Well I may be a little missing in action on www.ilovebrokenhill.com, but I certainly haven't forgotten about you and I have been keenly keeping an eye out on news of the fabulous and first Australian #HeritageListedCity AKA #BrokenHill.

So whilst I take a little time out from regular blogging right here on www.ilovebrokenhill.com (I will make the occasional cameo, like now).

999 ABC Broken Hill Studios #BrokenHill
You can keep up with all the Broken Hill news via 999, even when I'm not blogging! 
After four years of very regular posting, everyone needs a holiday, however, I'm still #microblogging via #Twitter.

Just keep an eye out for #BrokenHill and you will see me retweeting and favouriting on a regular basis with my @ilovebrokenhill Twitter account. Only problem with this is that, still, not a lot of Broken Hill folks use Twitter. Oh well, each to their own.

And, whilst I'm here, and I have your attention, don't forget the #BrokenHeelFestival is coming up once again on 9-11 September 2016.

Here is their website http://www.bhfestival.com

Cheers,

Jane Deany

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Gaara Arts Inc celebrate International Women's Day 2016 in Broken Hill

Art Scene

On International Women's Day 2016, Gaara Arts Inc continues to hold the group's annual art exhibition titled "Looking Forward, Looking Back - A Woman's View" at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

Gaara Arts Inc is Broken Hill's all women art group.

Also on display is an exhibition by Gayle Rodgers titled "Inspired" and the 2016 Far West Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prize exhibition.

Exhibition details -

Date - From Friday 29 January 2016
Place - Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Address - 404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill
Phone - 08 8080 3440
Hours - Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

For more details see the following link to the Broken Hill City Council's website.

The exhibitions will all run until 13 March 2016.

The timing of the Gaara Arts exhibition is designed to coincide with International Women's Day which this year is on 8 March - today.

I congratulate the women of Gaara Arts for their continued contribution to the rich art scene in Broken Hill.

Enjoy, cheers Jane Deany

Sunday, 6 March 2016

'Today' show 'We Love Australia Week' in Silverton 7 March 2016

Channel 9's 'Today' show will be touring Australia this week and tomorrow morning, Monday 7 March 2016 finds team member Ross Greenwood in ghost town #Silverton, some 26 km from Broken Hill.

Filming will be on between 5.30 am - 8 am.



You can get there under your own steam or catch the free shuttle bus at 5am and 6am which leaves from the Broken Hill Visitor Information Centre.

If you can't make it, just tune into free to air Channel 9.

The Today show team will visit a number of special Australian destinations over the week-long road trip. You can find out more on their website - http://www.9jumpin.com.au/show/today/

Sounds like a lot of fun.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Monday, 8 February 2016

Happy Chinese New Year for 2016 to Broken Hill residents and everyone worldwide

It's the year of the Monkey in 2016, I do hope everyone enjoys the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Happy Chinese New Year.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Friday, 29 January 2016

Gaara Arts Inc Looking Forward, Looking Back-A Woman's View and Gayle Rodgers-Inspired - exhibitions open in Broken Hill

Art Scene/Community Event

In the lead up to International Women's Day 2016, Gaara Arts Inc is opening their annual art exhibition titled "Looking Forward, Looking Back - A Woman's View" tonight at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

Gaara Arts Inc is Broken Hill's all women art group.

Also opening tonight is an exhibition by Gayle Rodgers titled "Inspired".

Exhibition details -

Date - Friday 29 January 2016
Time - 6pm
Place - Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Address - 404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill
Phone - 08 8080 3440
Hours - Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

For more details see the following link to the Broken Hill City Council's website.

The exhibitions will both run until 13 March 2016.

The timing of the Gaara Arts exhibition is designed to coincide with International Women's Day which this year is on 8 March.

Enjoy, cheers Jane Deany

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery 2016 Far West Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prize Exhibition opens tonight

Interior Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Art Scene/Community Event
The 2016 Far West Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prize (FWATSIAP) Exhibition opens tonight at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

Details -
Date - Thursday 28 January 2016
Time - 6pm
Place - Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Address - 404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill
Phone - 08 8080 3440
Hours - Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

The prize is presented by Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery and West Darling Arts and is supported by Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation.

The FWATSIAP comprises 4 awards.

A. Open 2 Dimensional Art Prize (1st prize awarded - value $1,500)
B. Open 3 Dimensional Art Prize (1st prize awarded - value $1,500)
C. Young Artists (1st prize awarded - Art pack to the value of $100)
People's Choice Award ($500)

For more details see the following link to the Broken Hill City Council's website.

The exhibition will run until 13 March 2016.

This is an alcohol free event.

Enjoy, cheers Jane Deany

Broken Hill Australia's 1st National Heritage Listed City 1st Anniversary Celebrations

Broken Hill Post Office (right) and Town Square (far left)
Community Event
Today Broken Hill will officially celebrate the first anniversary of the city's National Heritage Listed City status in celebrations at the Town Square in Argent Street (opposite the Post Office).

Time - 9am - 12 noon

Official proceedings 9.30am-10am (Central Standard Time).

Cost - Free

The official proceedings will be live streamed via Periscope @BrokenHillCity (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers required to view).

You can find out more information from the Broken Hill City Council website -

www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/events

No doubt it will be lots of fun.



Wish I could be there.

Congratulations on the first anniversary of your National Heritage City Listing Broken Hill.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Friday, 8 January 2016

Royal Flying Doctor Service RFDS Bruce Langford Visitor Centre #BrokenHill

Searching Twitter with #BrokenHill took me to Instagram this time for a story idea for my first www.ilovebrokenhill.com blog post for 2016. Okay, the topic isn't new to my blog, but it's a good one nonetheless.

And before I go on about one of my favourite subjects, namely Broken Hill, I wish readers and everyone a very Happy New Year.

I hope 2016 is a wonderful year for you all in every way.

Back to the Tweet -


and 
Instagram post-



which as you can see, relates to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in Broken Hill.

Today I want to highlight this important service yet again, not just because it provides a great tourist attraction experience for Broken Hill visitors, but because it relies on donations for much of its work and I want to support the fantastic work that they do.

Why?

Because your and my life may one day quite literally depend upon the RFDS.


The RFDS plays a vital role in the care of sick and injured people in remote areas such as #BrokenHill and the Far West Corner of New South Wales.

Broken Hill is in the South Eastern Section of the RFDS. The RFDS operates in remote areas around Australia and covers over 7.3 million square kilometres.

The Bruce Langford Visitor Centre is at the RFDS located at the Broken Hill Airport in South Broken Hill and is open daily. The Centre won the Silver Award for the Tourism Services Category at the Inland NSW Tourism Awards in July 2015.

Visitors are welcome to browse through the Centre and watch a film about RFDS operations at Broken Hill.

Guided tours are available which describe the full extent of the RFDS's aeromedical services. Visitors can view the communications room and, via a viewing platform, they can see the medically outfitted aircraft and the hangar.

Visitors also have the opportunity to see a working RFDS in action, every day of the week.

Royal Flying Doctor Service merchandise is available for purchase at the souvenir shop (or from the RFDS online shop). All proceeds from sales and admissions go directly towards the vital work of the RFDS.

Hours - 9 am-5 pm M-F, 10am-3pm S-S and public holidays.
Closed - Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Australia Day and Good Friday.

Cost - Adults $8.50, children up to 12 years $4, family $20.00 (2 adults & 2 children under 12 years), concession & student card holders $7 groups 10 or more $7.

Address - Airport Road, (South) Broken Hill.

Contact - 08 8080 3714

There is also a new medical centre at the Base.

The RFDS in Broken Hill is supported financially in various ways by numerous Broken Hill locals and groups.

If you would like to financially support the RFDS you can donate via a link from their website - www.flyingdoctor.org.au.

I highly recommend you put the RFDS Base and Visitor Centre on your itinerary when you visit Broken Hill. It's a great experience.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

ilovebrokenhill fourth anniversary images of #BrokenHill

Four years today since I began www.ilovebrokenhill.com

Three hundred and fourteen posts later and I still love Broken Hill. Here are some visual reasons why I love Australia's first National Heritage Listed City. 

I hope the images whet your appetite to visit this fascinating and historic mining city where BHP was founded.
















































(standing) Me (left) and Julie Anne Horsburgh
(Seated) Angela, and Maureen Clark (right) at art
exhibition opening at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.
There's always an event on in #BrokenHill.














Make sure you book more than one night!

I always have a wonderful and memorable trip every time I visit.

These photos are just a glimpse of what's on offer.

Enjoy!

Cheers, Jane Deany

Saturday, 28 November 2015

lineoflode.com Survey about the Line of Lode Broken Hill November to December 2015

Community Event
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries - Lands (Crown Lands) has engaged Allen Jack+Cottier to explore options for Broken Hill's iconic Line of Lode.


Line of Lode, Miners Memorial (top left) and
Broken Earth Complex (top right)
There is an online survey available to complete www.lineoflode.com which will remain available until approximately 6 December 2015. There are 22 questions within the 11 section Survey Monkey managed questionnaire.

The aim is to seek community feedback on how best to develop and preserve the heritage of the famous Line of Lode, and to better understand its role as on of the icons of Broken Hill.


Poppet Head on the way up the Line of Lode
Julie Clift of ABC Broken Hill's Outback Outlook weekday morning radio program interviewed the project director John Whittingham of Allen Jack+Cottier about the project earlier this week on Tuesday 24 November 2015.

See link to the interview below. The short interview (approximately 5 minutes) begins around the 19 minute mark of the podcast.

https://soundcloud.com/abcbrokenhill/outback-outlook-reloaded-tuesday-24th-november-2015

I've completed the survey. It's a great opportunity to have your views heard.

Survey link - www.lineoflode.com .

Link to information about the Line of Lode.

Link to a pictorial article/post I put together about the Line of Lode.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

2015-2016 Summer School Holidays in Broken Hill

The Line of Lode with Miner's Memorial (left) and
Broken Earth Complex (right)
Given Broken Hill had the honour, and deservedly so, of becoming Australia's first National Heritage Listed City earlier this year (January 2015), why not take the opportunity to bring the family up to visit the city in the coming Christmas/summer school holidays.
Argent Street streetscape (the main street in Broken Hill).

I can't recommend the City highly enough.



Plan at least a few days as there's lots to see. Check out my Broken Hill Attractions page link (see above), for suggestions of what to see and do.

Cheers,

Jane Deany

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Broken Hill City Council seeks community input on service levels

Community Event
Broken Hill City Council is running a series of sessions to gain insights from the community on what people would like to see improved, maintained and in some cases decreased, across a range of Council services and facilities.

The first sessions were held last Friday 6 November 2015 at the Town Square.

From tomorrow Monday 9 November through to Saturday 14 November 2015 there will be a series of sessions at different locations around the city.

Monday's session is at Westside Plaza - 9-11am, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm

Tuesday's session is at Broken Hill Hospital 10am-2pm

Wednesday's session is at the Town Square 7.30-10am and 11.45am - 2pm and Coles 9am - 3pm.

Thursday's session is at Patton Street Newsagency 8-11am and Westside Plaza 9am-3pm

Friday's session is at Westside Plaza 9am - 3pm 

Saturday's session is at Community Markets 8am-1pm and Oxide Street Newsagency 7.30-11am.

Here is a link to Council's website where the timetable is listed and there is more information about the sessions and what Council is trying to achieve.

http://www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/media-centre/council-wants-community-input-service-levels

Cheers, Jane Deany

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery to receive $300,000 arts funding over 3 years

Art Scene

The following tweet takes you to some great news for Broken Hill's vibrant art scene -


Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
The New South Wales State Government will provide $300,000 ($100,000 per year) as triennial funding for the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery so as to support the long term goals of greater community participation.

The focus is to engage and build more audiences.

The Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries made the announcement recently.

Here is a link to the article from the Broken Hill City Council's website - Gallery Funding Welcomed.

It's more great news for Australia's first Heritage Listed City.

Go #BrokenHill.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Silver City Cup Races 24 October 2015 Broken Hill

Community Event
It's that time of year again and the popular Silver City Cup horse races in Broken Hill are on next Saturday 24 October 2015. It's therefore another perfect time to visit the city in the coming week. Hopefully you might still be able to book some accommodation if you're not a local.

Silver City Cup
24 October 2015
Broken Hill

For more details call Cheryl Krutli on 0428 532 705.

There is $50,000 in prize money with six races.

Nominations close Monday 11am 19 October 2015.

Here's a link to Racing NSW website. NB this is a non TAB meeting.

Race 1 - Silver City Cup - (1600 metres)

Race 2 - Benchmark 60 Handicap (1100 metres)

Race 3 - Benchmark 55 Handicap (1400 metres)

Race 4 - Benchmark 45 Handicap (1200 metres)

Race 5 - Maiden Plate (900 metres)

Race 6 - Maiden Plate (1200 metres)

Fashion will all play a big part with assorted awards including -

Most elegant senior lady (age 55+)

Most elegant lady (age 25+)

Trendiest chick (age 16-25)

Miss teen (age 11-16)

Best dressed junior girl & boy (age 5-11)

Best dressed gent

Most stylish hat.

I haven't been lucky enough to get to Broken Hill's second biggest race meeting - the Silver City Cup (and the only other race meeting apart from the major event of the year - the St Patrick's Day races in March each year).

Happy punting, or just enjoy the fashion and socialising!

Cheers, Jane Deany