Mining Towns in New South Wales: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Mount Kembla, Kiandra, New South Wales, Niangala, New South Wales, Cobar Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781155564531

Published: August 15th 2011

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Mining Towns in New South Wales: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Mount Kembla, Kiandra, New South Wales, Niangala, New South Wales, Cobar  by  Source Wikipedia

Mining Towns in New South Wales: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Mount Kembla, Kiandra, New South Wales, Niangala, New South Wales, Cobar by Source Wikipedia
August 15th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 34 pages | ISBN: 9781155564531 | 4.68 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Mount Kembla, Kiandra, New South Wales, Niangala, New South Wales,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Mount Kembla, Kiandra, New South Wales, Niangala, New South Wales, Cobar, New South Wales, Uralla, New South Wales, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Weabonga, New South Wales, Hillgrove, New South Wales, Torrington, New South Wales, Emmaville, New South Wales, Hanging Rock, New South Wales, Helensburgh, New South Wales, Yalwal, New South Wales, Stannum, New South Wales, Glen Davis, New South Wales, Adelong, New South Wales, Sunny Corner, New South Wales, Coalcliff, New South Wales, Tingha, New South Wales, Tia, New South Wales, Drake, New South Wales, Ardlethan, New South Wales, Galong, New South Wales, White Cliffs, New South Wales, Humula, Rocky River, New South Wales, Elsmore, New South Wales, Junee Reefs, New South Wales, Milparinka, New South Wales, Stannifer, New South Wales.

Excerpt: Broken Hill is an isolated mining city in the far west of outback New South Wales, Australia. The worlds largest mining company, BHP Billiton, has roots in the town. Broken Hill is located near the border with South Australia on the crossing of the Barrier Highway (national route 32) and the Silver City Highway (national route 79), in the Barrier Range. It is 220 m (722 ft) above sea level, has an average rainfall of 235 mm (9 in) and summer temperatures that reach well over 40 C (104 F).

The closest major city is Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, which is more than 500 km (311 mi) to the southwest. Unlike the rest of New South Wales, Broken Hill (and the surrounding region) observes Australian Central Standard Time, UTC+9:30, a time zone it shares with South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Broken Hill has been called The Silver City, the Oasis of the West, and the Capital of the Outback. Although over 1,100 km (684 mi) west of Sydney, and surrounded by semi-desert, the town still m...



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