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 February 2012

Why you love Broken Hill – locals and visitors tell

On my recent trip in January 2012, I met many people.  I asked some of them why they loved the Hill and here is what a few of them said …
Phil L. thought the best parts were -
“the landscapes and the people”.
He believes Broken Hill is a “living museum”.
I can see what he means.

Sarah R. (visiting from Adelaide) loves
“the creativity, distance and isolation”.

Elizabeth S. who I got to know on a previous trip, loves the fact that
“nothing is more than 5 minutes away”.
I plan to make “Why you love Broken Hill” a semi-regular part of this site.  Feel free to add comments on what you love.  It would be great to hear your thoughts.
Cheers, Jane D

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Desert Knowledge Australia-Outback Business Networks (OBN) event Friday 24 February 2012

Desert Knowledge Australia is a national organisation that identifies key projects that contribute to a social, economic and environmentally sustainable future for desert Australia.

Reproduced from Desert Knowledge Australia
Outback Business Networks website

On Friday 24th February 2012 Desert Knowledge Australia is holding a 'Cross Border Meeting' - "Bringing Back Business: Creative Solutions for Developing Districts".

Four presenters, including Broken Hill's Bell's Milk Bar & Museum owner Jason King, will discuss projects that are making a difference in communities and rejuvenating business and retail districts in towns and cities across Australia.  I am all for this sort of initiative.  It's part of why I started my www.ilovebrokenhill.com site.

For more information see the link here to the Desert Knowledge Australia's Desert Knowledge Commons page, or call 1800 603 866. Registration is free.

I think this event sounds really interesting, you may too. If you can 'attend'/participate in the event, I would love to hear your comments about it.

Cheers, Jane D

Wednesday 8 February 2012

St Patrick's Day Races 17th March 2012 Broken Hill

2012 sees the running of the 47th annual Broken Hill St Pat's races, held at St Patrick's Race Club Broken Hill.  For the first time in the history of this event, it will be run on the actual day - the 17th March.  I must say I was surprised to learn this fact.  Apparently, the timing of Easter has historically had something to do with what day the race could be held.  Whatever the case, the occasion is the biggest event of the year in Broken Hill and is world reknowned.  People come from far and wide just to be a part of it.  I certainly hope to attend this event at some point.  Possibly this year, but not certain yet.  Everyone I know who's been says it's a really fun day.  I'm sure they're right.

Finish Line at St Patrick's Race Club

The photo of the finish line at the St Patrick's Race Club shows mine head frames holding the horse shoe and shamrock.  Very Broken Hill.

The festivities begin on 7th March with a St Pat's Fashion Show at the Broken Hill Civic Centre.  On Friday 16th March is the St Pat's Games Night at the Club Legion.  On the day after, 18th March, there's the St Pat's Recovery Day at the nearby historic Silverton.

Cheers, Jane D