124-128 Iodide Street. Broken Hill, New South Wales

It is unusual to find terraces in a remote city like Broken Hill, however its isolation, harsh conditions and the mining boom early in its history could go some way to explaining the existence of this row of six single storey terraces.  (Photo by: Mattinbgn licenced under (CC-SA))

124-128 Iodide Street.  Broken Hill, New South Wales.  Image by Mattinbgn licenced under CC-SA
Photo by: Mattinbgn licenced under (CC-SA)

124-128 Iodide Street. Broken Hill, New South Wales

The terraces are very plain with the focus on the red corrugated iron roofs which slope and extend to the verandahs to provide maximum shade and run-off.  Each verandah is supported by two plain wooden posts.  Rendered chimneys are present on only some of the terraces and the party walls are partially exposed on the roof extend only to the front of each house.

They difficult to date.  Their simple gable roof style indicates that they could be from either very early in the Broken Hill settlement (early 1860s).

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  • Lesley Poker: Built in 1874. Originally built by a John Watson ( very wealthy) who built the one next door for his...
  • Anne: Thanks for your comment. We own one of these terraces and would be interested in any info you have.
  • Kate Van Dyck: Love this photo. One off my GG Grandfather’s lived in No 21 and died at that address. So...
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