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

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Australia Mining Towns

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