Known as the Silver City, Broken Hill is situated on one of the world's richest deposits of silver, lead, and zinc ores. The site, in a hot and subarid region, was first visited in 1844 by Charles Sturt, who named the humpbacked range Broken Hill.
Besides, is Broken Hill dangerous?
But, for brain damage caused by toxic mining metals, the streets closest to the mines in Broken Hill, Mount Isa and Port Pirie must rank as the most dangerous in Australia. And those who live closest to the mines are at highest risk.
Subsequently, question is, how far is Broken Hill from Sydney?
How far is Broken Hill from Adelaide?
The distance between Broken Hill and Adelaide is 423 km. The road distance is 513.1 km.
Why Is Broken Hill so cheap?
“Prices are so reasonable in Broken Hill because the underlying land value is cheap as chips; we don't have any rivers or beaches to push the value up,” Mr Wren said. He admitted the cut price house was “no Taj Mahal” and needed around $15,000 to bring it up to rental standards.