Silver Lies, Golden Truths

Author: Christine Ellis



A true story of the authors grandfather Reinhold ‘Jack’ Schuster, told by her mother as Christine’s research confirmed.

Jack’ a trained soldier in the ‘German Armykorps’ arrived Australia as an illegal immigrant and sat out WWI and WWII in the outback of Broken Hill.

(Note: the only enemy attack on Australian soil during WWI occurred in Broken Hill and resulted in violence.)

The story also tells of the love between father and daughter, of idyllic family times and the cruel cost orf working in the mines,

To the Autor:

Christine grew up in the unique mining outback town Broken Hill (New South Wales) where she worked as nurse, television presenter & journalist and as regional development executive.
She was the first female mining manager on a Broken Hill mine.

Even if Christine lives since 2002 in Adelaide where she establish her strategic communication consultancy she still remains a director of the Broken Hill Community Foundation.

Sale Price: $35

(The Perilya’s silver, lead and zinc mine recently announced to cut up to 100 jobs which is a blow for Broken Hill where the local economy is tied closely to the fortunes of both Perilya and fellow local miner CBH Resources so we will donate with your help $5 toward the Broken Hill Community Foundation, intended to facilitate economic and job creation, sponsoring of local youth to develop social skills and employment prospects and encouraging education, sporting, social and cultural initiatives – please let us know when you need an invoice/donation receipt.)

Accepted Payment Methods:

PayPal, Bank Transfer, Direct Debit – instore cash, Eftpos

Where to buy/How to Order:
Instore at ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide. Shop 3/ 70 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide
By email: (subject line: Book Order) with your contact details and shipping address to


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