Growing Up in Country Australia

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Rick Morton
Black Incorporated, Mar 29, 2022 - Australia - 320 pages
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Growing Up in Country Australia is a fresh, modern look at country Australia. There are stories of joy, adventure, nostalgia, connection to nature and freedom, but also more grim tales of drought, fires, mouse plagues and isolation. From the politics of the country school bus to the class divides between locals, from shooting foxes with Dad to giving up meat as an adult, from working on the family farm to selling up and moving to the city, the picture painted is diverse and unexpected. This is country Australia as you've never seen it before. Including nearly forty stories by established and emerging authors from a wide range of backgrounds, including First Nations and new migrants, Growing Up in Country Australia is a unique and revealing snapshot of rural life. Contributors include Holden Sheppard, Laura Jean McKay, Annabel Crabb, Sami Shah, Lech Blaine, Tony Armstrong, Bridie Jabour, Jes Layton, Lily Chan, Jay Carmichael and many others.

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Some joyful stories, others less so make up this engrossing collection of almost 40 stories of life growing up outside Australia's major cities. Some contributors are well known, others less so, but all have revealing tales to tell. Read full review

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About the author (2022)

Rick Morton is a senior reporter for The Saturday Paper, a regular guest on ABC's The Drum and an award-winning author of three non-fiction books- 100 Years of Dirt, On Money and My Year of Living Vulnerably.

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