Demo Turns 120

The Barrier Social Democratic Club (affectionately known as The Demo Club), a cornerstone of the Broken Hill community, marks its 120th anniversary tomorrow. This momentous occasion will be celebrated with the unveiling of a state-of-the-art beer garden.

“I started here in January, and we started thinking about it straight away,” Demo Club CEO Ward Gaiter told the Truth said of the new outdoor space.

The beer garden, which is a much larger space than the previous outdoor area, is topped off by a phenomenal mural painted by South Australian artist Jarrod Loxton which pays tribute to the Silver City.

“We wanted it to say Broken Hill. We wanted a miner, we wanted Argent Street and the Demo Club, we wanted the Royal Flying Doctors Service. It’s incredible and he painted it in just four days,” Mr Gaiter said.

The official invite only opening event occurs tomorrow before the doors to the new area open on Sunday to the public.


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