The Silverton Pub.
As soon as I saw the local pub I recognised it from various films.
A town like Alice – Australian min-series from the book by Nevil Shute.
Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,
to name three that I’ve seen, and I couldn’t count the number of TV adverts.
Outside was parked an ‘INTERCEPTOR love child’ from the Mad Max film.
As you can see it was hot and dry, so we had to go in for a cool drink from the barman behind the corrugated iron bar.
My wife and I were the only customers -the two people you can see were staff.
We carried our drinks outside – more corrugated iron, but under the shade it was quite pleasant.
The local gaol has been turned in to a museum, which focused on the surrounding area. What we thought would be a quick visit turned in to a much longer visit, because of the large number of exhibit rooms, and the display items outside at the back (beyond the wall in the picture). It was a fascinating visit. We were there about an hour and a half.
In the gaol museum we asked about the Mad Max II film and a local told us of the view from Mundi Mundi Lookout (another double name). From this lookout we could see the flat plain where some of the exciting scenes from the Mad Max film were shot. Where we stood seemed to be the only ‘high’ ground in the area. I say high, but it was only a few feet higher than the surrounding land.
Not a cloud in the sky.
For more information about the making of Mad Max II at this location, just click on the link.
Although it was very hot, it was a dry heat with low humidity, which was not as unpleasant as the same heat in Sydney, which would have had a high humidity.