Discover Silverton, a living, breathing part of Australia's history.
Even people who have never been there will recognise it, as Silverton has starred in countless films, television shows and commercials in all mediums.
Nestled in the Far West outback of New South Wales, Silverton was built by miners in search of fortune.
Once a bustling home to 3,000 people, residents began to leave in the 1880s when the nearby mines of Broken Hill surfaced. Many took their houses with the.
These days less than 50 people call Silverton home and only a handful of buildings dot the landscape.
The town's smaller size has not slowed it down however.
Silverton offers a thriving art scene, a beautiful landscape and an accessible way to learn about the rich heritage of the region.
In June the average temperature is 15 degrees Celsius. In February it is 32 degrees celsius. About 190mm of rain falls each year.
Silverton is located 25 kilometres north west of Broken Hill (31o52'S, 141o14'E) on the Silverton Common, a 12,0000 acre Crown Reserve. It is accessible via sealed road.
The Silverton Common has existed for 114 years.
It surrounds the town of Silverton and is set in a semi-arid zone.
The Crown Reserve is administered by the NSW Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources.
Stock may roam freely on the common, although there are few animals present today. Silverton's stock owners pay quarterly fees for its use and the money raised is used to maintain and improve the area.
The Common is located in the Unincorporated Area of NSW, which is not managed or governed by a local council.
The unincorporated area surrounds but does not include Broken Hill and covers 93,000 square kilometres.