The Australian Outback

Outback refers to remote and arid areas of Australia, although the term colloquially can refer to any lands outside of the main urban areas. The term "outback" is generally used to refer to locations that are comparatively more remote than those areas deemed "the bush".

Note that the terms outback and bush refer to European settlers concepts of the lands of Australia - Indigenous Australians had in many cases a different perception of moving through and usage of the land.

Why I want to go there?

In general, I want to visit Australia. But while I am there, I want to spend a generous amount of time in the outback really doing some "walkabout". And no, it's not because of Crocodile Dundee that I want to see it. If anything, the movie Rabbit Prrof Fence prodded me to think about moving my trip to visit Oz up earlier.

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."    — Robert A. Heinlein

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