Broken Hill, Yesterday & Today

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In todays post you really need to view the FullScreen virtual tour [Link Above] to appreciate the included historical images. This pano is shot from a hill in the middle of the town, looking south east to the huge hill of dirt we’ve been on for the past couple of days. On the ‘Broken Earth’, you can see the Restaurant & the Miners Memorial, and also appreciate how it towers over the town.

The historical photo boards in the park depict the view from here. The main panorama was shot in 1907, and shows that the original ‘Broken Hill’ was basically gone by then, while the town had become quite large. The smaller image below the panorama & right in front of us was shot in 1888 almost 20 years earlier & shows the jagged outline of the original hill.