This day dress and petticoat were owned and worn by Mrs Ann Chellew nee Milburn (1872-1948) when a young woman around the turn of the twentieth century. Ann was the daughter of Janet Miller and James Milburn, who migrated to Australia from Scotland and England. Arriving with her family (in 1852) Janet was a baby, […]
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Who’ll Take a Glove?
Travelling boxing troupes and tent boxing were popular in Australia’s country towns during the first half of the twentieth century, and Broken Hill was no exception. The Broken Hill Trades Hall’s permanent boxing ring was known as the Stadium and promoters regularly toured out-of-town fighters. Contributing to boxing’s popularity at Broken Hill was its Cornish […]
Capturing the Barrier
Although James Wooler (1872-1944) resided in Broken Hill for only a few years his photographs transformed how the world saw its people. His work for The Barrier Miner put the newspaper at the cutting edge of mass media, surpassing The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald’s ability to illustrate articles. His photographic legacy is a […]
The Silver City’s Folk Artist
After retiring from mining Sam Byrne went on to become one of Australia’s most renowned folk artists. Born in 1883 in South Australia, Sam and his brothers were brought up in Broken Hill by his aunt, Emily Tapsell, following their parents’ death. A late bloomer, Sam worked for more than fifty years as a miner […]