Line of Lode Miner’s Memorial

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Mining has claimed more than 800 lives over the years at Broken Hill, and the dramatic Line of Lode Miner’s Memorial, overlooking the city, is a poignant monument to them all.

The Line of Lode is one of the world’s largest bodies of ore, containing the silver, lead and zinc that made fortunes in this remote outback city.

The striking architecturally designed memorial, which was opened in 2001, has the name of each miner who perished etched into freestanding glass panels within the high, rust-red steel walls.

Walking through the monument is a solemn experience. Spend a while reflecting on the human tragedy that encompasses a key part of the city’s mining history.

There are also spectacular views from the summit of the gigantic hill or mullock on which the memorial is built (in essence a 30m-high pile of mining waste material). The views are particularly spectacular at night.

Facilities

  • Carpark

Other

  • International

Accessibility

  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)