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the outback:
They live in the backblocks.
Historical Examples

They come down from the backblocks with perhaps a hundred pounds to spend on a week of blissful unconsciousness.
Captivity M. Leonora Eyles

You’ll be jolly glad to get rid of me and be off with the uncle into the backblocks.
Captivity M. Leonora Eyles

In this article the paper spoke of backblocks bushmen under the generic soubriquet of Billjim.
Fifty-Two Stories For Girls Various

plural noun
(Austral & NZ) bush or remote farming area far distant from city amenities


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