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Bushy White still has surprises up sleeves

Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019

“Bushy” White at his Mineral Art and Mining Museum. PICTURE: Daniel Stringer “Bushy” White at his Mineral Art and Mining Museum. PICTURE: Daniel Stringer

Most Hillites, as well as zillions of tourists from all over the world, have visited Kevin “Bushy” White’s Mineral Art and Mining Museum.

They have enjoyed the sense of going underground at the Museum, just as if we were way down below in the mining days of 100 years ago.

A lot of us, while wandering through the tunnel stopes that Bushy created from redwood timbers, have spied fascinating objects and artefacts from Broken Hill’s mining past all around the museum’s shelves.

We’ve plied Bushy with zillions of questions about them, too.

Even so, Bushy reckons he just might have a few surprises up his sleeves.

Bushy White is the guest presenter at the next meeting of the Broken Hill Historical Society on Monday, April 8 at 7.30pm in the Ralph Wallace Research Centre (back of the Synagogue Museum, Wolfram Street). 

Bushy will be speaking about a number of items or artefacts from Broken Hill’s mining history he has collected.

But, he says with these ones he’s willing to bet even Hillites who have been underground in the last 50 years or so might not have encountered them before. 

Now there’s a challenge.

Will you be able to identify the objects Bushy will speak about from Broken Hill’s mining history from almost 100 years ago?

Come along to the BH Historical Society meeting and see if you know as much as Bushy does about mining in Broken Hill, or whether you have to admit that Bushy still knows quite a bit more than you do.

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