As the population of Silverton grew, so did the local school.
The first reading , writing and arithmetic lesson was taught from inside a tent, which was pitched in 1884.
A single-roomed, timber and iron building was built in 1887, housing 140 pupils and two teachers. The building that stands now was built in 1888.
The Silverton Public School was closed in 1970. and reopened as a Museum in June 2009.
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Openly excited about getting people through the doors to share his passion, Adrian continues to grow the museum so that there is always something Mad, new and exciting to see.
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Christopher Trotter, born August 1967 in Brisbane has been creating public works for local Government , Councils , Universities and Developers since 1994.
While Chris has been working with found objects over the last 20 years, He has been drawn to, and engaged a broad cross section of forms.
including industries such as farming, automotive, industrial, marine and aviation.
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Step back in time at the Silverton Gaol and Historical Museum.
Virtually every aspect of life in Silverton’s heyday is represented, with literally thousands of items on display.
Tools of the trades of mining, transport, entertainment, technology, food, religion, sport, education and medicine are accompanied by a range of photographs that paint a vivid picture of Silverton’s early years.
The unique surrounds of the gaol building, erected in 1889, heighten the effect.
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The Day Dream Mine is located in the Apollyon Valley north-west of Silverton and about 20 kilometres outside of Broken Hill.
Established in 1882, the mine attracted a sizeable settlement which at its peak boasted 500-odd residents as well as the district’s first smelters
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Centred in Silverton, the pub has maintained its laid-back country lifestyle even as it has flourished into one of the most filmed and photographed Hotels in the country.
The pub offers accommodation in the form of seven cabins equipped with ensuites.
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Established in 1937 as a recreational area for the region’s miners and their families.
At Penrose park you will find picnic areas with wood & gas BBQs, powered caravan and camping sites with amenities, a large hall for hire with power and a kitchen, plus 2 bunk houses with kitchens ( sleeps 8 and 6 ) and a self-contained cottage which sleeps 10.
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