2. Its about the community
Blackball is a small tight community of some 300 individuals, all with a story to tell and often with a colourful past. Nestled away from the busy passing traffic, this community has struggled over the years with a boom and bust industry of tough mining set amidst a challenging climate. This is a small tight community looking after itself with a healthy disregard for authority and officialdom and proud of its working class heritage that is unrivalled on the coast.