Saturday, July 27, 2013

Snapshots of Broken Hill

 We really enjoyed our visit to Broken Hill in NSW. It has the largest base for the Flying Doctor Service which provides much needed health care in the outback.

 We took a tour of the Flying Doctor base and heard about the wonderful work they do for remote communities as well as for people traveling in the outback.
 Another highlight was visiting Jack Absalom's art gallery as well as meeting him in person. We have many of his DVDs on outback survival techniques and it was lovely to meet him and see his beautiful art work of the outback. He is self-taught and very talented.
 We also visited Silverton which is a nearby mining town. There aren't many people living here now but it's a popular tourist area to see some of our historic sites.

 I visited the Silverton cemetery as well and the ages on the gravestones shows what a hard life it was for our pioneers.

I love the red sand and bright blue sky of the outback and will share more very soon.
Hugs, Jan Mac


jacaranda said...

Have been following your travels Jan, love your photos. That blue sky is to die for. Happy and safe travels to you both.

Gina E. said...

I am also enjoying your travel blogging. This one brought back memories, as we stopped in Broken Hill for a day or so on our honeymoon trip, driving around outback Oz. We also went to Silverton; it hasn't changed much in 33 years!