From Afghan cameleers to Filipino book-keepers, Sharing the Lode: The Broken Hill Migrant Story is an oral history by local and family historian Christine Adams telling the story of Broken Hill’s non-English speaking migrants who arrived in a harsh and alien outback mining town and chose to call it home.
The book is a NSW Migration Heritage Centre partnership project with the Broken Hill Migrant Museum and Broken Hill Migrant Heritage Committee Inc supported by the Community Relations Commission for a Multicultural NSW.
The Hon. Bob Carr, former NSW Premier, Minister for the Arts and Minister for Citizenship launched the book before a large and enthusiastic audience at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery on 23 November 2004.
Now in its second print-run, this evocative book has inspired a Sharing the Lode exhibition at the Migrant Museum, Sulphide Street, Broken Hill.
The book can be purchased for $44 plus p+p through the Broken Hill Migrant Heritage Committee Inc. Profits from book sales will continue to support the Committee’s vital work in recording the memories of migrant communities and documenting their special collections.
L-R: Barbara De Franceschi OAM, the former New South Wales Premier the Hon. Bob Carr and Christine Adams at the launch of Sharing the Lode in 2004. Photographer: Don McKinnon
Broken Hill Migrant Heritage Committee Inc.
370 Kaolin St, Broken Hill NSW 2880
Tel: 08 8087 4609