Panoramic view of Broken Hill: photo by Boris Hlavica, 2005
I don't think we would have settled as well in any other
Australian town. I don't think you could meet better people
than Broken Hill people.
I like it here now. I like the quiet existence; slow pace of life.
I feel Broken Hill is my birth city because I lived there for
twenty three years and I was happy. I went there when I
was young and three of our four kids were born there. I feel
like it is my home.
I'm settled in Broken Hill now and I am really glad that I live
here. It is where I fit in, where I belong. The people have
made a difference.
Adelaide De Main
I love Broken Hill. I could retire tomorrow and live
in my units in Manly but I love
Broken Hill. It has
been good to me.
Rudolph Alagich OAM
Whenever I see anything about Australia, I cry; more than I
do for Greece.
Vasiliki (Vickie) Niarros
I realised I didn't want to leave here. My home may not be
as beautiful as other
homes but to me it is beautiful.
So Biagio and Carlottina came to Broken Hill,
settled there and continued to live there all their lives. They are also buried there, and are quite a
memorial to the pioneer Italian migrant. I feel proud of them for what they gave to this country and
I am proud to be an Australian.
Clara Dal Santo
When you have lived to eighty there are not many left
around you. I do get lonely but as
long as I can look after
myself I will stay here. I love this house, we built it
When I drive from Melbourne to Broken Hill, the car knows
its way - even the car loves
Broken Hill! It is the best place
in Australia for me. I can't speak for other people.
De Franceschi Brothers went our separate ways in 1987. My sons and I became De Franceschi and Sons. - John De Franceschi
Line of the Lode Information Centre, built in 2000 by De Franceschi and Sons
Kolinac's store opened in 1957