Located in far West New South Wales, on the very edge of the outback, Broken Hill has a population of approximately 20,000 residents. Most of the population are involved in the mining or minerals industries which are the main commercial sector of the community. Its one difference to the rest of its sister cities in the state, is that it runs on central Australian time, the same as South Australia.
A small irony for Broken Hill is that the original hills (that were very jagged and seem to have a break in them) for which the town was named, have now been completely mined away in search of Silver ore.
Like many of Australia's remote towns, tourism has become a growing part of their economy and Broken Hill has developed a reputation for fine artists, many of which display their works in the towns galleries.
Visit the Broken Hill City Council's website, for more information about the town.
Queensland - the Sunshine State.
New South Wales - the First State.
Victoria - the Garden State.
Tasmania - the Apple Isle.
South Australia - the Festival State.
Western Australia - the Real Thing.
Northern Territory - Outback Australia.