Written by Jocelyn
On the agenda today was a look at an almost Ghost town, Silverton. Silver and lead was discovered here in the early 1800’s before Broken Hill was settled. The population grew, the silver and lead was mined then the population shrank again.
Tyler and Brett followed the heritage walk through town for the entire 12kms while the rest of us took a short cut. We had lunch in a busy little cafe that also contained an impressive collection of antique dolls, old town memorabilia and the best tea pot collection I have seen in real life. Also interesting was the old gaol and school museum.
Again the weather was horrible – cold and windy, the kind of weather that gives you an earache.
We drove back into Broken Hill to re supply and to have a wander through town. I was really looking forward to that as there are some really gorgeous old buildings in town, but unfortunately time got away on us, so Broken Hill remains a place I have to come back to so I can have a really good look.
A highlight for Brett and Tyler was getting a photo with the Interceptor from the Mad Max movies, which were filmed around Broken Hill. We also found out that filming was starting on the next Mad Max movie about 15 kms out of town, so we took a drive out to see if we could see anything. Unfortunately no Hollywood stars in sight, but plenty of trucks and cars driving fast backwards and forwards creating a lot of dust.
Back at camp that night we had Beef Rogan Josh for dinner cooked by Brett, and another good bottle of red wine.