The Lodge Outback Motel
252 Mica Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales, 2880, Australia
More about Broken Hill
Pro Hart sculpture
A graceful frame
we will be staying in broken hill for a week and are trying to find out what movies will be showing at the local cinema. This proving to be very difficult.
Is there anyone who can tell me what movies will be showing from 9th june til the 17th june 2008?
Hey there - doesn't look like there's a website, but try this link for a number and directions:
Thank you for the reply but....I had done the rounds of the website, found phonenumbers, called them and was told to check the local paper, tried to check the local paper online but to read the whole paper I would have had to sign up and pay for an online subscription! I was hoping for a kind person in Broken Hill to be able to help me. I shall keep hoping!
Travel Tips for Broken Hill
Road to Nowhere
Road travel in Outback Australia is a unique experience - sometimes you are completely on your own and don't see other cars for hours and hours (days in the more remote parts!), as you travel the seemingly endless stretches of straight highway across flat plains.
And this is just in NSW - the populated part of the Outback! When you start heading into the Red Centre of Australia, that is when you realise just what a sparsely populated country Australia is.
It wasn't that many years ago when an aboriginal family wandered out of these vast deserts making their first contact with modern Australia! Who is to say that there aren't others still out there that haven't been touched by western civilisation? There is something very spiritual about driving in the Outback, you almost become one with the open road - faithfully following its direction until you reach that next destination...
Always remember to keep your eyes on the road and watch out for any animals nearby, take regular rests and above all, try to avoid driving at dusk and nighttime.
As a final clue to this picture - it is actually the Silver Highway between Broken Hill and Wentworth several hundred kilometres to the south - the tarmac gives it away, if you were truly on a road to nowhere, the first major giveaway would be the fact that it will be a dirt road!
Line of Lodes Miners Memorial
This is a building high up on the hill in town (you can't miss it)...it has a list of all the miners to die in the local mines over the years...it was interesting but sad to read of all the deaths in those mines.
There is also a cafe/souvenir shop/information centre inside the main building...
Phone: 08 80886000
Art in the park
At the Lions/Rotary Park in Blende Street opposite the Tourist Information Centre, there is much to see, not the least of which are some recent sculptural additions, including the unmistakeable style of Pro Hart (see pic one) while the bright effort in the second picture is in dramatic contrast.
There are also mining remnants, the most prominent being the Kintore Shaft poppet head, plus child's playthings. Worth a look.
Known throughout Australia for his artwork.
He is also know for his comical Stainmaster TV Commercials. He does what you have always wanted to do -has a food fight and paint fight with his carpet and his housekeeper screams "Oh no Mr Hart !" and then wipes it off the carpet with no effort!
After you have a diorama explained to you at the Cultural Centre, you are led out into this sort of country where you will be shown primitive cave paintings, rock etchings and what the plants are used for. This is looking towards the cave we walked to that held the paintings.
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