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Day Trip to Silverton

Sunday 28 May 2017

Mainly sunny today with a cool breeze that kept the temperature between 5 to 17 degrees.

Silverton is an old mining located about 25 km west of Broken Hill. It was laid out in 1883 following the discovery of silver at the nearby Day Dream Mine, and by 1886 had a population of 3,000 people. As larger mines were established in nearby Broken Hill, Silverton declined with the Council being closed in 1899. Most of the buildings were dismantled and transported to Broken Hill, leaving only a handful of substantial buildings in Silverton. Silverton is now better known as the location of the movie Mad Max 11, which was made in 1981. This sequel to George Miller's Mad Max was a worldwide box office success that further launched the career of Mel Gibson.

We drove around Silverton and checked out the Gaol Museum and the Mad Max Museum, before having lunch at the Silverton Hotel. After lunch we drove out to the Mundi Mundi Lookout before returning to Broken Hill. Between Silverton and Mundi Mundi we came on some horses wandering along the road, Two of the horses blocked the road in front of the Ute while a third came up to the drivers window probably looking for food.

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Silverton Gaol.

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Silverton Courthouse.

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Battery operated mine locomotive.

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North Broken Hill Mine Cage.

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Di in a Silverton Gaol cell.

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Silverton Methodist Church built 1885.

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St Carthage Catholic Church at Silverton.

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A Silverton street-scape.

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Mad Max Museum.

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Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe 1973 "V8 Interceptor".

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Another Mad Max car.

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And another Mad Max car.

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Mad Max Gyrocopter.

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Yet another of the Mad Max Cars.
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John Dynon's Art Gallery.

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Silverton Hotel.

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The Ford Interceptor's Love Child.

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Two horses blocking the road.

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A not so wild horse looking for food.

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The view from the Mundi Mundi Lookout - you can just see the curvature of the earth.

Posted by TwoAces 04:04

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