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Silver City experience

Monday, 7th January, 2019

Travellers Casa Rinaldi and Isaac Astill from Sydney at the Miners’ Memorial on Friday. PICTURE: Myles Burt Travellers Casa Rinaldi and Isaac Astill from Sydney at the Miners’ Memorial on Friday. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

Tourists Casa Rinaldi and Isaac Astill decided to swing past Broken Hill last week on their way back to Sydney from Yankalilla, SA.

They didn’t let the hot weather deter them from checking out the sights after being told to stop over in the Silver City.

They were excited to experience places like the Mad Max Museum and The Palace Hotel where they stayed the night.

“Done the costal stuff so it was like let’s get into the desert and see what’s happening,” Ms Rinaldi said.

“We decided to break the bank a little bit and stay in the Priscilla Suite which was worth every penny,” Mr Astill said.

With the clock ticking away, the couple need to get back to Sydney in time for work. Yet, would love to stay another night in town to really experience what Broken Hill has to offer.

“I reckon if we had a wee bit more time to pad this out I’d definitely stay here for another night,” said Ms Rinaldi.

“Because it is quite something, this little pocket of a city out in the middle of the desert.

“It’s quite novel.”

Mr Astill was keen yesterday to visit the Pro Hart Gallery, finding out new things about the artist during his short visit.

“I actually didn’t know that Pro Hart was a miner before becoming an artist, I didn’t really know that Broken Hill was sort of home for him.

“Bit of a legend.”

As it climbed toward 45 degrees, the couple said that was to be expected, adding more of a desert vibe to their trip through the outback.

“I just feel like I’m locked in an oven,” Ms Rinaldi said.

“Occasional reprieve of the air conditioning in my van when it chooses to work, but other than that yeah it’s part of the gig.

“It’s the middle of summer in the middle of the desert,” Mr Astill said.

“So I think the heat’s all part of it right, if it wasn’t hot it wouldn’t exactly be a desert would it.”

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