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THE BROKEN HILL stone homestead and stone shearing shed and all the stores
and huts of a self-contained village. Not far away was a grog shanty, where the
station hands could cash their cheques, and a police station where the constable
Hundreds of men walked to Broken Hill and won a regular job. From the
ironstone crest they looked down on the baked town through which spun
whirlwinds of red sand, and each week they saw a dozen tents or a row of shops
fill gaps on the ...
K., 146, 153 Broken Hill, los, 135-6, influence of Moonta, 120; railways, 141, 149,
157; lode, 142-7, 249, 273-4, 276-8; Pro rietary mine floated, 147-8; early
smelters, 148-9, 157, 255; rise of town, 149, 152-3; share boom, 14952; influx of ...
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