The Richest Lode
Broken Hill 1883-1988
by R.J. Solomon
Hale & Iremonger, 1988, ISBN 0868063339,hardcover, dustjacket, colour and black & white photographs throughout.
Fair Condition, ex-library, weak spine (some tearing), loose binding, worn on bottom edge, reading copy only
'There are many books on Broken Hill; this is the first to analyse its development as an urban place and the first to examine the city, its setting, its region, and its institutions comprehensively through more than a century. The text is profusely illustrated by 600 photographs and diagrams from many sources. The work was commissioned by the Broken Hill City Council to commemorate the incorporation of the municipality in September 1888, five years after mining activity began and 100 years after the first white settlement of Australia.'