Friday 19 September (NSW)
Rest day in Broken Hill

We plan to drive out to Silverton today. Silverton was built by miners in search of fortune in 1880. Once a bustling home to 3,000 people, residents began to leave when the nearby mines of Broken Hill surfaced. Many took their houses with them. These days less than 50 people live there, and only a handful of buildings remain. Silverton is located on the Silverton Common, a 12,000 acre Crown Reserve. It is accessible via sealed road. The Silverton Common has existed for 114 years.

Silverton's unique landscape has drawn filmmakers from around the world. A replica of Mad Max's V8 Interceptor is parked outside the pub. Most locals had at least a walk-on role in Mad Max II, which was filmed in and around the city in 1981. The odd set still stands today, dotted around the Mundi Mundi Plains. Print and television
commercials have been made there for decades.

Dirty Deeds-2001
Mission Impossible II - 1999
The Missing - 1998
Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - 1993
Reckless Kelly- 1991
Royal Flying Doctor Service (TV) - 1891
The Water Trolly- 1989
As Time Goes By - 1987
Dirtwater Dynasty (miniseries) - 1987
A Place to Call Home (N) - 1986
The Blue Lightning (TV) - 1985
Alice to Nowhere (TV) - 1985
The Long Way Home- 1984
Razorback- 1983
The Camel Boy -1983
The Slim Dusty Movie - 1983
Hostage - 1982
A Town Like Alice (miniseries) 1981
Max Max 11 - 1981
The Golden Soak- 1978
The Battle of Broken Hill (Miniseries) - 1971
Girl in Australia - 1970
Wake in Fright - 1970