Life in the 1940’s was hard and in Broken Hill it was a hot place to work
Broken Hill in New South Wales is one of those places you either love or hate. In our air conditioned world it is hard to imagine what working conditions would have been like in buildings like this on during the very hot summer days. In this photo I was trying to capture Broken Hills working class origins.
Broken Hill is an very isolated mining town in western New South Wales. BHP had its origins here . (If you chose to visit avoid the summer heat for me it is just to hot well over 45 °C).
Apart from its mining history it has many historical places of interest the largest being Silverton, some 30km along the Silver City Highway. This is a historical ghost town of the late 1900’s with many attractions including a replecar of the Ford Interceptor used in the early 1980’s movie Mad Max.
Adelaide is the closest major city some 500km away, which runs on South Australian time as does Broken Hill though it is in New South Wales. Broken Hill is some 1100 km from Sydney the Capital of New South Wales.
Lloyd Howlett’s Australian landscape limited edition photographs are printed on archival quality canvas (designed to last well in to the next century and beyond) individually numbered and signed. Making each print completely individual.