Emus and Broken Hill

Broken Hill town with dranmatic backdrop of mining wasteIt is isn’t everyday that you get to visit arid Australia. It is incredibly ancient, beautiful and harsh. I passed through Broken Hill, a mining town on an ore body. Named after a hill which appeared broken, but which is now a spectacular ‘slag heap’ backdrop to the town. It is a visually startling town.


I love the emus, though they are so common that for the people that I am with, they are just another element in the landscape. Amazing animals, the female is solitary for most of the year and uses all her energy to lay a clutch of up to twelve eggs. The male incubates them and raises the young.