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HOW A COUNTRY TOWN BEAT THE BIG SMOKE TO ELECTRIC STREET LIGHTS

The first city in Australia to use electric street lights wasn't Sydney or Melbourne — it was Tamworth. And it all unfolded in a very Aussie kind of way.

FROM FASHION TO FARMING: ON-FARM BUSINESSES TAKING THE WORLD BY STORM

Former fashion model Vanessa Bell is riding a new wave of potential for on-farm businesses in Australia taking their products direct to the world online, producing hand-knitted baby blankets from super fine merino wool.

WW1 BUGLE PLAYS THE LAST POST BEFORE RETURN TO PALESTINE

Lieutenant Wes Bust from the Salavation Army plays the Last Post on this WW1 Bugle for the first time in 100 years. The bugle is being taken back to Palestine for the centenary of the Battle of Beersheba.

BEERSHEBA BUGLE RETURNING TO PALESTINE

The bugle linked to the famous Beersheba cavalry charge returns to Palestine.

HOW A COUNTRY BOY WENT ON TO WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH INTO HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

One of the world's leading medical researchers says a teacher in his small country school in NSW can be credited with inspiring his achievements.

COOPER CRONK HINTS HE WILL PLAY ON IN 2018

Cooper Cronk indicates he will continue his NRL career beyond this year, with the Sydney Roosters believed to be the frontrunners to secure the Melbourne premiership half-back.

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City Information & Statistics

Broken Hill is an isolated mining city in the far west of outback New South Wales, Australia. It is near the border with South Australia on the crossing of the Barrier Highway (A32) and the Silver City Highway (B79), in the Barrier Range. It is 315 m (1,033 ft) above sea level, with a hot desert climate, and an average rainfall of 235 mm (9 in). The closest major city is Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, which is more than 500 km (311 mi) to the southwest and linked via route A32. Broken Hill has been referred to as "The Silver City", the "Oasis of the West", and the "Capital of the Outback". Although over 1,100 km (680 mi) west of Sydney and surrounded by semi-desert, the town has prominent park and garden displays and offers a number of attractions, such as the Living Desert Sculptures. The town has a high potential for solar power, given its extensive daylight... View More Information at Wikipedia

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