Australia Mining Towns

White Cliffs was once a boomtown with 4500 people, newspaper, stores, hotels, even a brothel and gambling joints but today is home of 80. Silverton was once a rowdy mining town but now has only a highly filmed pub.  Broken Hill is “a long way from anywhere” that in 1885 as a silver, zinc and lead discover before ballooning within 10 years to 16 mines with 8700 miners before setting in recent years to 23,000 people, 1 mine and 700 workers.

Source: In A Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson

Australia Mining Towns

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s