Undiscover Broken Hill
We invite you, Undiscover the unique experiences that most tourists don’t know about. Make Broken Hill your next destination, be inspired and Undiscover what Broken Hill has to offer.
This exhibition is a culmination of research that has Undiscover what draws traveller’s to this iconic Australian town. It is a narrative of their experience and a visual description of how they have engaged with the destination.
Broken Hill | a wide canvas of colour and people
Surrounded by the impossible flatness and intensely blue skies that make the world seem larger and more dramatic, Broken Hill is a wide canvas to be Undiscover [ed].
Standing with your feet firmly on the ground, you feel surrounded by the real things in life – the magnificent open landscapes, the connection to land, the pure night sky and bona fide characters who aren’t afraid to be themselves.
Recognised as the birthplace of the Australian industrialisation
An isolated community with BIG starters, like BHP and the Union movement. A place, where there are more traffic lights below ground than on the surface.
A city with a diverse architectural, transport and governance history. Railways overcome remoteness. Uniform housing with pockets of ‘tin’ architecture.
A street landscape of minerals
Broken Hill has a distinctive street grid and land structure, with street names that signify the omnipresence of mining. If you look more closely, you can see the patterns of Broken Hill as an evolving place in time.
Argent St is the centre of the 1890s grandeur – a market street with shopfronts and awnings supported by services lanes, and a distinctive civic block (without a laneway) in the same grid alignment as Sturt Park. Characterised by civic decorum, the Town Hall, Courthouse, Police Station and TAFE, are all stately freestanding buildings with garden setbacks, and decorative facades and porches.