DropTableAdventures - Broken Hill - the NSW town that’s kind-of South Australian and the Menindee Lakes


Season Identifier S08E16
Original Filename 16 - broken hill and menindee.mov
Date Filmed 2022-08-30 - 2022-08-31
Date Released 2023-05-31T08:00:09Z
Location(s) Tibooburra, Broken Hill, Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum, Living Desert State Park, Burke and Wills Campsite
Notable Equipment None
Camera(s) Used 2x GoPro Hero 8, Nikon Z Fc with 16-50mm DX VR
Software Used Final Cut Pro, QGIS
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In terms of splitting this one up, it turned out a bit interesting. Too much to cover the whole trip back and the post-arrival stuff in one video, but not quite enough for a video of its own.

Well I didn’t intend for the Burke and Wills expedition to be half the video, but it certainly provided some decent content, and it is an interesting story.



Heading south from Tibooburra, we reach the town of Broken Hill. Although it’s in New South Wales, a lot of things about it are quite South Australian - but why could that be?

We visit the Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (who was Albert Kersten anyway?), try and fail to go on a mine tour, then tour the Living Desert State Park with its Cultural Hike and sculptures.

After that, we camp at the Burke and Wills campsite in Medindee - spotting an interesting piece of local wildlife.

And then I briefly* recount the Burke and Wills expedition. (* - ok, it’s half the video).