Back country

a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area.
Australian. a remote, undeveloped part of a large farm or cattle station.
Historical Examples

Let us first examine the northern part of the movement into the back country.
The Frontier in American History Frederick Jackson Turner

Some Loyalists were deported to the wilderness in the back country.
Washington and his Comrades in Arms George Wrong

Cotton is also grown, and the back country sends down hides and skins for shipment.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3 Various

As it is, parts of her back country are enough to frighten one, they look so bony.
Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville

We might take up a bit of back country, and put stock on it with some of the money we had left.
Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood

To it the east was a back country; and its front face was to the west.
The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid

Is it to rouse again the sleeping apparitions which have disturbed the back country?
Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16) Thomas Hart Benton

They sent it into the back country that the people there might view it.
Original Narratives of Early American History Vaca and Others

In the back country there are some grand and extensive forests, which produce fine cabinet woods and superior dye woods.
Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou

Jeeps were common in the Philippines, since they were ideal vehicles for the back country.
The Golden Skull John Blaine

(Austral & NZ) land remote from a town or settled area


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