Join the community of Broken Hill in discovering the life and times of yesteryear. The Broken Hill Heritage Festival held over Easter each year gives visitors and locals the opportunity to immerse themselves in what has made Broken Hill such a unique piece of Australian history.
Broken Hill is steeped in history as the birthplace of BHP and Rio Tinto. A staunch union movement gave rise to many laws and provisions enjoyed today including the introduction of Occupational Health & Safety and the 35-hour work week. The rich union history in Broken Hill has also been recognised as being the catalyst that put a fire under the trade union movement.
In the 70s and 80s, the dominant workers’ culture gave way to a local passion for the arts. It has also become a mecca for the film industry, with movies such as Last Cab to Darwin, Mad Max II and Priscilla Queen of the Desert and television productions such as The Code, Outback ER, and RFDS flaunting the city and surrounds as their backdrop.
It is a living museum, an artefact that survives in the desert and waits to be rediscovered. All of these elements fuse together to make Broken Hill a truly unique Australian city
Be part of history today!