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.

Friday 28 November 2014

If you're not from Broken Hill, you're from 'away'!

A visitor from Away!

I was on a training course this week and I met a lovely lady called Tess who was in my 'class'. I happened to mention to her that I was about to visit Broken Hill and that I also had a website called www.ilovebrokenhill.com. Tess mentioned she had visited Broken Hill in June this year. More to the point, and not surprisingly, she said she'd had a really wonderful time.

The most photographed sculpture at sunset
Like me, she loved all the art and galleries. She mentioned that she really enjoyed visiting the famous Pro Hart Gallery amongst others. She also loved the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery and the Sculptures at the fantastic sculpture symposium. She was impressed with the jewellery at Tanya Marie Reeves - Art Confessions gallery, which is a gallery in Argent Street, Broken Hill's main street.

Tess was amazed to find the city was a lot bigger than she had imagined. She thought that there would just be 'dust and boulders'. She was impressed with the range of restaurants, and during her four days visiting Broken Hill she dined in various places including my current favourite, The Palace Hotel. She actually thought there would only be takeaway places.

I wasn't surprised to hear Tess say that everyone she came across was very friendly and helpful, and that given her accent, people knew she wasn't a local and they went out of their way to make her feel welcome.

I told her that she would be described as someone who was from 'away', which is the term Broken Hill'ites use for non locals ... like me!

If you've visited Broken Hill, it would be great to hear what you liked about the city. Feel free to comment below.

Cheers, Jane Deany

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