There’s nothing like a town that is smack bang in the middle of nowhere – or the middle of everywhere, as the locals say. Surrounded by desert in a 300 kilometre radius, Broken Hill in the far-western corner of New South Wales is not only home to dingoes, dust and desert peas but a rich slice of Australia’s mining history. It is credited with almost single-handedly taking Australia from the paddock and into the industrial age. You’ll soon understand why the locals love the place. It’s rough, rugged, quirky, historic and beautiful - that’s what makes it an Australian icon.
Take a walk along Silverton’s Heritage trail. Built in 1880 on the back of the region’s mineral wealth, Silverton in Outback New South Wales was once a booming silver-mining town. But the discovery of significantly larger mineral deposits at nearby Broken Hill proved to be Silverton’s demise, and the town now stands as a ghostly monument to past dreams. Film-lovers may recognise it from scenes in Mad Max 2, A Town Like Alice, and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
When it comes to ever rising industries like construction and mining, technology is definitely something that has been able to bring a lot of countless benefits and technological breakthroughs, which are, in a few different ways, responsible for the way we build everything today. Simply put, entire industries rely on technology, equipment and heavy machinery and that's what we will focus on in this article.
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