By Jade Johnston
There is something about Ghost Towns which really strikes a chord with me. Towns which were once prosperous, where people once lived, worked, and loved – that are now empty and desolate. But what is even more interesting about Ghost Towns are the people who stay, despite all the odds.
I actually grew up in a Ghost Town. The town of Solsgirth Manitoba had half a mile of paved road, a community hall, and a post office in a local residents shed. Although the scenery around my Ghost Town was a lot different to the surrounds at Silverton.
Silverton was originally a booming silver mining town, but it was soon eclipsed by it’s nearby neighbour, Broken Hill. The town now has, according to the last census, 89 residents, and 2 donkeys. We drove to Silverton in our rental campervan, and spent the entire morning there.
The following photo essay offers a glimpse into yet another outback ghost town. (To see my first outback ghost town post – check out this post on Cook!)
We drove to Silverton in our Spaceship campervan, who without their discount camper van rental, this post would not have been possible.