Reflections on my life - from 1953 till the present.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Geography Trip to Broken Hill
In Form 4 we were given the opportunity to go on a bus trip to Broken Hill as a Geography Excursion. Not sure how long we were away. I think my geography teacher then was Ross Hartnell - although he may have been my Form 5 and / or 6 teacher. I think we went to the Wimmera, then to Broken Hill. I remember Mallee scrub, and the mine at Broken Hill. The bus driver was Bluey - and believe it or not he was the driver when I later went on a bus trip to Western Australia when I was at College.
At Broken Hill we went for a drive out to Silverton to see Mrs. Alfonso's Felspar mine. I remember we drove along dry creek beds for some reason - but we got stuck and had to reverse back and continue on the roads.
We also went to Mootwingee Gorge where we saw some Aboriginal cave paintings.
Here is a link to some beautiful pictures of Mootwingee Gorge.
We also went to the Opal mining town of White Cliffs - much of which is actually underground. Very desolate.