Broken Hill does diverse architecture

Posted by barbara on February 17, 2012


Can you believe this distinctive architecture? For anyone who hasn't travelled to South Australia, it may come as a surprise. But for long-term residents of Broken Hill, it is part of the furniture.

The wonderful stone masonry that so distinguishes the domestic architecture of South Australian has quite naturally flowed through to the Silver City.


The Broken Hill Synagogue, completed in 1910, is a case in point, with its characteristic use of 'country rock' and mortar.


This is "union land, the street where the unions that dominated Broken Hill for so many years set up shop. Check out the building on the right. Constructed in 1914 to house the Amalgamated Miners' Association band, it is another stirling example of the use of local rock.


Then we have this, a quirky amalgam of the old and the new.


A Mediterranean-influenced cottage is sandwiched by two traditional weatherboard miners' cottages.


A touch of the tropics adorns this Broken Hill abode.




Oh look, this is such a charming corner store mash up.


Stepping up a notch, grand buildings are part and parcel of the city of Broken Hill, the legacy of the riches unearthed on the Broken Hill that generated the mining settlement.


While the remotest city in NSW is reinventing itself as a tourist destination, the legacy of some of the bypassed industries that helped ease life in an overly hot environment bide their time.



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