05 June 2012

Outback Silverton, St Carthage Catholic Church

Not a lot left around this church nowadays; only about fifty people reside in Silverton and they mainly cater for tourism. When the lode took up in Broken Hill, people living in Silverton picked up their homes and re-built them for the mining opportunities there.
 25 klms from Broken Hill; close to the Sth. Australian border

1886




made famous with the wedding of Bryan Brown and Helen Morse in A Town Like Alice

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24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a neat place! LOVE the ruggedness of the territory! and that first shot is stellar!

KB said...

Cool pics.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Quite a special little church sitting out there all alone. It's beautiful.

bettyl said...

What a wonderful place! I love all the shots but the first one caught my eye.

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

schöngeist for two said...

so Mitten drin in der Weite so ein schönes Plätzchen!
Lieben Gruss Elke

Liz said...

Oh my Carole! What a wonderful find. The old church in that rugged countryside is just fantastic.

Sharyl said...

Wow! Neat place! It appears to sit right in the middle of nowhere, just waiting for people to arrive. Aren't places like that just a wonder?!

As always, so glad you made the journey. Can't imagine I'd see this otherwise!

CameraCruise said...

What a wonderful place.
Love the shots of the beautiful church.

Stewart M said...

Really like the first picture - it has a real sense of space.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Pete Shanley said...

Lovely post Carole. Great images carefully captured showing great .... I think they use the term .... composition!
Loved the back story with the Town Like Alice reference

heyBJK said...

What a beautiful little church! The stone work is very nice! Your first photo is gorgeous...it looks like the church could be easily missed in the vast landscape.

Gary said...

Wow!! What a great post. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Łucja-Maria said...

WOW !!!
Very beautiful series !!!
Lucja

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

A wonderful series of photos. Doesnt look like there is alot of like around that church. how big is its parish?
Shaun Valleys ShutterBug

Pam said...

A picturesque scene of the outback and the quaint 1886 church. Reminds me of our western states.

Karin M. said...

Oh, what wonderful pictures.
I like your photos....
a wonderful sky .. and a wonderful range....
Best regards, Karin

Carole M. said...

Enjoyed reading all your comments, thank you!

Shaun, not a lot left around that church, only about fifty people reside there nowadays, and they mainly cater for tourism. When the lode took up in Broken Hill, people living in Silverton picked up their homes and re-built them for the mining opportunities in Broken Hill. Posts to follow on the Line of Lode in Broken Hill, fascinating.
I'm yet to find out from records for you,re the parish of St. Carthage.

Nadege, said...

A gorgeous little church right in the middle of no-where.

Jan Castle said...

Territory looks like you would have a good hike to get there...LOL!
Great picture Carole!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

lisa. said...

What a beautiful little church this is Carole!
I just love the setting it is in too.

Judy said...

I love those first couple of shots- the church looks to be all alone, in the middle of nowhere!

Kalantikan said...

It almost looks like a desert with barren landscape, i wonder what is the population of that area. Maybe they are socially very close to each other because they are very few, and that church certainly is a social networking edifice too! lovely.

Fun60 said...

What great photos. That space is incredible. Living in such a highly populated city it is hard to imagine those empty landscapes with one isolated building.