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News archive

This is an archive containing every news story ever posted on the BDT website. If you’re looking for a specific article, try the search box at the top right hand side of this page. Otherwise you can just browse the archive by selecting a year and month below.

October, 2020

Barrier Truth branching out

Originally published: Saturday, 24th October, 2020

A selection of Barrier Truth staff have created a new in-house venture which is being called “Barrier Truth Design”. 

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Islands in the stream

Originally published: Saturday, 24th October, 2020

Broken Hill and district was hit with a torrential downpour late yesterday when 10.2 millimetres of rain flooded the city’s streets. 

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Liz loves this heritage city

Originally published: Saturday, 24th October, 2020

City Council has regained the expertise of Liz Vines, who has resumed her role as Heritage Advisor. 

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Airport cafe set for take-off

Originally published: Saturday, 24th October, 2020

“28Eighty” will soon replace the old kiosk at the Broken Hill Airport with a new and improved cafe that will also give South residents a place to dine out. 

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Storm repair finally underway

Originally published: Saturday, 24th October, 2020

The Civic Centre has a new roof at last, after suffering damage in the massive hailstorm of 2016.

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100 years celebration

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st October, 2020

Broken Hill High School celebrated 100 years with a centenary plaque unveiled yesterday.

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The early days of the Broken Hill Gaol

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st October, 2020

A mining town in its infancy is always a tantalising and seductive idea. The promise of riches that lay just below the surface, the feeling that all one must do is bend down and pick it up, and suddenly be set for life, would always draw people by the thousands to these small towns.

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Mitch’s grand final agony

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st October, 2020

On Grand Final day there only two outcomes - for one team it is the euphoria of premiership triumph - for the other it is a myriad of questions, many “what if’s” and what went wrong.

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Up in smoke

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st October, 2020

A fire completed gutted an allegedly abandoned Sulphide Street house on Saturday afternoon and impacted a neighbouring house before being brought under control, preventing further damage.

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Mountain bike club honours ‘Benny’

Originally published: Saturday, 17th October, 2020

David ‘Benny’ Goodman has been named an inaugural Life Member of the Broken Hill Mountain Bike Club.

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Sisters turn tragedy and grief into an essential life resource

Originally published: Saturday, 17th October, 2020

When 44-year-old Layne Harvey and his sons, 23-year-old Jakeb and 16-year-old Kurtis, were killed in a tragic accident at their Broken Hill home in June 2018, it set in motion a series of repercussions far beyond the unimaginable grief of losing three family members.

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Campbell leads the way

Originally published: Saturday, 17th October, 2020

Think of the word “carer” and what will probably come to mind is someone of middle age who looks after their elderly mother or father.

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Clisby grand final bound

Originally published: Saturday, 17th October, 2020

North Broken Hill export Mitchell Clisby and the North Adelaide Football Club gained direct entry to the SANFL Grand Final, this Sunday, after a strong win in modest conditions in the second semi-final against minor premiers, Woodville West Torrens on October 4.

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A Grade cricket returns

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th October, 2020

The Barrier District Cricket League’s A Grade competition begins on Saturday, with games taking place at the Alma Oval.

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Try keeping up with Joneses

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th October, 2020

Tomorrow marks the 60th wedding anniversary for Caroline and Brian Jones - six decades full of baking, family, travel and love.

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Boosting care

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th October, 2020

A new group of dental students are helping to boost care for local patients at the Far West LHD public dental service during a four-week placement at the public dental clinic located at the Community Health Centre.

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Volunteers recognised

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th October, 2020

Four local volunteers where recognised for their outstanding contribution to their community at the Far West Volunteer Awards.

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Rain brings hope

Originally published: Saturday, 10th October, 2020

Graziers are slowly beginning to restock   sheep and cattle after recent rains have brought confidence back to the Far West. 

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The Final Cut

Originally published: Saturday, 10th October, 2020

Patrick Reincke worked his last day as Broken Hill’s 7 Spencer Gulf News video journalist, after four years in front of the camera. 

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Cricket season delivers

Originally published: Saturday, 10th October, 2020

Cricket season is upon us in the Silver City with B Grade getting the ball rolling on their season today ahead of the A Grade, with the Women’s competition to begin in the coming weeks. 

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Border town rallies

Originally published: Saturday, 10th October, 2020

The community of Cockburn is rallying once again to stay viable, but a public meeting held at the Coburn Hotel on Sunday proved that it would take more than a drought and a global pandemic to bring it to its knees.

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Fire fails to stop Daydream

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th October, 2020

The Daydream Mine has bounced back after a shed fire wiped out their stock of helmets and lights.

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Tourists sleep in their cars

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th October, 2020

As tourists continued to flock to the city over the long weekend, dozens without prior arrangements found themselves with no accommodation, as did Paul and Wendy Quinn, who slept in their car on Sunday night.

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MP welcomes road investment

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th October, 2020

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has welcomed a $4.6 million Federal Coalition Government investment to seal the section of Pooncarie Road in the Wentworth Shire, complementing work already underway to seal the road in the Far West of his electorate.

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Wilcannia man to form first Indigenous party

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th October, 2020

Paakindji man Uncle Owen Whyman of Wilcannia is attempting to form the Indigenous Party of Australia and will hold a meet and greet in Wilcannia on Saturday for people to sign up.

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Cumming commits to Giants

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd October, 2020

North Broken Hill footballer Isaac Cumming is the latest GWS Giant to put pen to paper on a contract extension, signing on September 30. 

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‘Miss BDT’ calls time

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd October, 2020

Jenny Hall worked her last day at the Barrier Truth yesterday after 42 years. 

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Miners’ Memorial service special

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd October, 2020

The ceremony to remember the hundreds of workers who lost their lives in the local mines will have greater significance when it is held next week.

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Better late than never

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd October, 2020

Ray Mitchell, one the eve of his 95th birthday, has been honoured by the Commonwealth for his service in World War II, but there is another ‘honour’ that Ray was hoping to receive.

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