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“I'm only a back-blocks shearer, as easily can be seen”
“And there were other salesmen, less regular patrollers of the back-blocks than the Watkins man but equally welcome, hawking everything from tailor-made cigarettes and fancy pipes to whole bolts of material, sometimes even luridly seductive underwear and lavishly beribboned stays.”
“Education is compulsory, the Government providing an elaborate system to see that every child gets at least the rudiments of education; even in the far back-blocks, where settlement is much scattered, it is necessary and possible to go to school.”
“One hears still of acts of cruelty in the back-blocks (as the far interior of Australia is called), but, so far as the Government can, it punishes the offenders.”
“As if we don't all know what boys is; why, there'd be no chance of rarin 'them without touchin' nothing, unless you carted them off to the back-blocks where there wasn't no one within reach.”
“After a short sea-journey they took train to a dusty back-blocks township, where Gordon picked up one of the many outfits which he had scattered over the country, and which in this case consisted of a vehicle, a dozen or so of horses, and a black boy named”
“As the above conversation shows, my husband's chief care was to make his sister's visit bright and enjoyable -- no easy task in the lonely back-blocks where our station was, and where the dreary loneliness and deadly monotony of the West Australian bush reaches its climax.”
“About this time news came that the Governor, Lord Malice, would pass through Wadgery on his tour up the back-blocks.”
“Might live here for a thousand years and he'd still be the nonesuch of the back-blocks.”
“The back-blocks has its tricks as well as the towns, as you would see if you come across a stock-rider with a cheque to be broke in his hand.”
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