Broken Hill, Silverton Ruins

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Silverton is a relative ghost town about 20mins drive north east of Broken Hill. After starting the resource boom of the region in 1883, and growing to a peak population of 3000 the town was virtually abandoned by 1899 with the discovery and population build up nearby Broken Hill. In fact much of the town was deconstructed and transported to Broken Hill because of severe shortage of building materials at the time. This is the reason so few buildings remain.

Today Silverton is a tourist town, with a popluation of 60 and about 20 surviving structures. It is also the scene of many movies including Mad Max II (Road warrior) & Dirty Deeds. We’ll hang around here for a day or two, before ending up back in Broken Hill.