If I had to sew a common thread across the conversations that I had with Broken Hill locals, it would be laced with loyalty and openness.
Broken Hill like the former car manufacturing cities of the United States is one of those rare places that has seen its population shrink considerably from 30,000 in the 1960s down to 17,000 today. With the famous mining industry not providing the same employment opportunities as it once did, the city has had to adapt.
This edition of re: location is about the loyalty and commitment to this part of the world and some of the challenges attached to maintaining that sense of home. Have a listen.
evanwallacetalks · Broken Hill (re:location – episode nine)
(Photos: Marsha, Jonathan and Janine, Bree and Mary, Argent Street, Palace Hotel, Mundi Mundi Plains, Evan Wallace 2020)