Silverton NSW is 26 kms north west of Broken Hill, 1,172 km from Sydney with about 50 people living in the area. The road into Silverton when we went there was of gravel and dust, brownish red in colour and when wet it sticks like glue, we call it 'Bull Dust'. Apparently the road is sealed now.
This is the area where the Movie Mad Max (original) was filmed for those who know of this film.
The Hotel was used in the movie and it's rather different inside (no photo).
The first photo a shop which doesn't sell a great deal only the bare essentials, bread which is fresh - but frozen, that is fresh bread to them. The creature on the verandah is alive :)
In 1875 two men were drilling and came upon Silver so the population swelled and a train line built to South Australia (SA). Don't think this train line exists now.
Houses were built of Iron and Canvas. With the depletion of the silver after a few years people moved out taking their houses with them to mostly Broken Hill where Iron Ore was the thing.
Many a person used to venture to Silverton for a picnic apparently, have no idea if that still happens these days.
By 1901 the town and immediate area was home to less than 300 people, but it remained popular as a venue for recreational outings by Broken Hill residents.
In 1915 The Battle of Broken Hill took place on a New Year's Day picnic train from Broken Hill to Silverton was attacked by a gunman from Afghanistan, and modern-day Pakistan. (You see there were problems back then :))
There are things to do and see in and around Silverton these days, Camel Rides, Creek walks and a few other things.
The Silverton Gaol Museum above.
The Silverton Hotel and the car which is similar to the one used in the movie Mad Max.
Traps on the stone wall for catching animals.