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Saturday, 9th April, 2011

SNAPSHOT: Rod and Julie Horsburg are two members of the Broken Hill community who will feature in a new book being published later this year. SNAPSHOT: Rod and Julie Horsburg are two members of the Broken Hill community who will feature in a new book being published later this year.

The latest works by Broken Hill’s internationally-acclaimed photographer Robin Sellick were unveiled to an appreciative audience recently and the BDT is proud to be able to share some of them with its readers.

Starting today the BDT will feature a series of photographs and extracts from Robin’s upcoming book; “Life and Times in the Republic of Broken Hill” which will be published later this year.

Respected Sydney-based journalist Jack Marx will be providing the text for the book, which Robin’s says will portray a wide cross-section of the Broken Hill community.

“I believe that Broken Hill is a unique, rather than typical Australian city and that the rest of the country can learn a lot from this community,” Robin said yesterday.

“With regard to subjects such as multi-culturalism and mining, I see Broken Hill as a leader for the country because while the rest of Australia is immersed in those topics right now, Broken Hill has already had those conversations.

“That is why my exhibition at the Regional Art Gallery is titled “Future Australia” because in many ways Broken Hill leads the way,” he added.

As well as providing text which backgrounds the characters photographed for the book, journalist Jack Marx will also be writing a 25,000-word history of Broken Hill.

“It will be a history of Broken Hill, but not as you know it,” Robin said.

“Our city is a very rich, fascinating place.

“Broken Hill is a small, isolated place the same as Australia is a small, isolated place, so in many respects our city is very representative of Australia,” he continued.

In tandem with the “Future Australia” exhibition at the Regional Art Gallery, every Saturday for the next six weeks the BDT will feature an extract from the collection, starting today with local identity Peter Black.

The BDT is proud to bring its readers high quality work from two of the leading lights in the Australian media and I hope you enjoy their work.

 

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