- the outback: They live in the backblocks.
Origin of backblocks
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Examples from the Web for backblocks
You'll be jolly glad to get rid of me and be off with the uncle into the backblocks.
They come down from the backblocks with perhaps a hundred pounds to spend on a week of blissful unconsciousness.
In this article the paper spoke of backblocks bushmen under the generic soubriquet of Billjim.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls
- Australian and NZ bush or remote farming area far distant from city amenities
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