Silverton, outback NSW

Silverton, outback NSW

Silverton is an historic town about 25 km northwest of Broken Hill. Originally established as a mining town it had a population of about 3000 up to about 1880, when people started to leave to the much richer mines of Broken Hill. Now it has a population of about 50.

There are many attractions around Silverton. The old gaol, the pub, the Mad Max museum. The Mad Max museum is a concentration of macho! Many films have been made around Silverton, because of its historic nature and its outback location. The Umberumberka Reservoir is a few kilometres out of town.