Broken Hill, also known as “the Silver City”, is a town in the far west of outback New South Wales. It is built on land traditionally belonging to the Barkindji/Paakantji people. The town was founded in 1883. Through the late 1800s and most of the 1900s, the town was predominantly known as a mining town — the “BH” in “BHP”, one of Australia’s largest mining companies. In connection with its mining history, Broken Hill also bears strong connections with the labour and trade union movements for workers’ rights.