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35 Signs You Grew Up In Broken Hill

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1. You're tired of people asking you where Broken Hill is

For the record, it's in the middle of nowhere. But if you want to get technical, it's in the far west of outback New South Wales, Australia.
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For the record, it's in the middle of nowhere. But if you want to get technical, it's in the far west of outback New South Wales, Australia.

2. You've travelled to Adelaide more times than you can count

And you refer to it as going 'T'Adelaide.'
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And you refer to it as going 'T'Adelaide.'

3. You like to boast about the fact that part of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert was filmed there

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Aka the greatest Australian movie of all time.

4. ...And Mad Max 2

There's also a great museum on the outskirts of town dedicated to the film.
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There's also a great museum on the outskirts of town dedicated to the film.

5. Two words: The heat

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6. Seriously, THE HEAT

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7. You love that emus can walk freely down the main street

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8. ...Until they're shot dead

Boy, that escalated quickly.
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Boy, that escalated quickly.

9. You know how beautiful the sculptures are

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10. ...And that the view really is worth the walk

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11. You have a preference on which side of town is better, North or South

And North usually wins.
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And North usually wins.

12. You understand people can have colourful descriptions about the place

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13. You've attended a Cameron Pipe party

But you probably can't remember it.
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But you probably can't remember it.

14. You know residents ask important questions

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15. ...VERY important questions

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16. Before realising it was the Miners Memorial, you thought this was just a brown version of the Opera House

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17. You seriously wonder how half the people in Broken Hill got their license

18. You've been to Silverton, A LOT

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Even though there's really not much to do there, at all.

19. You remember the quiche incident of '13

Because why wouldn't you assault someone with a quiche?
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Because why wouldn't you assault someone with a quiche?

20. Bells Milk Bar has provided you with MANY milkshakes

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21. You understand the appeal of cheeseslaw

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22. ...And Ragenovich Bros (aka Rags) chips

People really take their chips seriously.
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People really take their chips seriously.

23. You're used to seeing copious amounts of red dirt

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24. There's a movie about the place, but you probably haven't watched it

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And why would you when you're living it?

25. You have an opinion on which High School is better

But let's be honest, they're both pretty average.
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But let's be honest, they're both pretty average.

26. Lapping around Argent Street is something you've definitely done

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Don't lie, you secretly enjoy it.

27. You've experienced a dust storm

SO. MUCH. DUST.
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SO. MUCH. DUST.

28. You don't really understand why there's a giant red chair

But you've sat on it.
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But you've sat on it.

29. You've seen your fair share of these bad boys

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30. ...And don't forget these guys

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But when you usually see them, they're dead on the side of the road. Sorry about that, lizard friends.

31. You're still impressed by the sunsets

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32. You know that when it comes down to it, everyone is willing to help in The Hill

It's one of the perks of living in a tight knit community.
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It's one of the perks of living in a tight knit community.

33. It will never have the appeal of a big city, but you kind of like it that way

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34. You also know it's not perfect, but deep down, it's still special to you

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35. ...Because there's no other place quite like it

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