In January 2015 Broken Hill received Australia’s first Heritage City listing. Many people who actively campaigned for 10 years were extremely happy. As were many other Broken Hill locals.
Broken Hill was founded in 1883, the mining of lead, zinc and silver taken from the city’s Line of Lode powered the rest of the nation for the following 100 years. Broken Hill was the birthplace of the world's largest mining company Broken Hill Proprietary, or BHP Billiton.
There's also the art, which originated there. Pro Hart, Jack Absalom, Howard Steer and the Brushmen of the Bush, all iconic Australian artists, called Broken Hill home and took much inspiration from the landscape and the mining community.
Broken Hill was also the birthplace of Australia's union movement and huge social developments like the introduction of the eight-hour work day.
There is the architecture that Broken Hill is well known for that also attributed to the city becoming Heritage listed. The old buildings are a drawcard for tourists who enjoy walking around the town centre and seeing in the architecture and the history of Broken Hill.
Emaroo cottages are proud to provide comfortable, pet friendly accommodation for travellers to our fabulous outback heritage city