Broken Hill is a mining town in western New South Wales. During its heyday, the Silver
City attracted workers from all over the world.
For evidence of its cosmopolitan past and present, see pages on the Afghan
mosque and Mario's Palace Hotel.
the more controversial episodes in its intense early days was the one nominal act of war
on Australian soil during World War Two. In 1915, two disgruntled Turks opened fire on a
train-load of a thousand picnickers.