Silverton: A Walk Through History, Art and Film
Silverton, about a 20-minute drive from Broken Hill, is a historic silver mining town that had a population of 3,000 in the 1880s. Today it has only 48 residents (2021 census), but attracts thousands of visitors each year for its history, art and unique desert scenery.
Silverton is home to several artists who have their own galleries, including Peter Browne, Albert Woodroffe and John Dynon. You can see their work and talk to them about their inspiration.
Silverton is also home to some of Australia's most iconic and distinctive buildings, including the Silverton Hotel and the Silverton Gaol. Many of these buildings have been featured in more than 140 films and commercials, so you might feel like you've seen them before.
Silverton is surrounded by stunning desert scenery, offering amazing views and photo opportunities. You might even spot some friendly donkeys roaming the town.
The best way to experience Silverton is to take a self-guided heritage walk, which will take you to the highlights of the town and tell you some of its fascinating stories. You can start and finish whenever you like and take as many breaks as you need.
So grab your camera and hat and get ready to explore Silverton!
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