Silverton is a must see while in Broken Hill – a town of once 5000 inhabitants with a tramway running to Broken Hill. Today I am sure there are less than 100 inhabitants. It is a Ghost Town with a difference. Many movies were made in this area – the most famous is probably the Mad Max movie. I guess that might explain the many motor cycles we saw.

We walked around the town for quite some time, visited a couple of galleries. I was especially impressed by the Horizon Gallery by local artist Albert Woodroffe. I especially liked his night scenes.

But the whole town, including the museum is amazing. I would go back again.

We had been told that the Silverton Hotel was the place to have lunch. We went for a beer at $5.00 at the hotel but didn’t like the choices – basically Hamburger, Fish and Chips or a Steak Sandwich. Instead we had lunch at the Silverton Café. We had an amazing slow cooked salt bush mutton meal – the first mutton I ever had and for Lesley the first mutton for a long long time. It was so tender and had so much taste. Must check out whether there is any mutton for sale in Brisbane.

Here are some of my impression around Silverton.

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