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Rural fiction featuring can-do country women.  

In our most isolated and challenging environments, it can be an all-or-nothing existence – there’s no room for hangers-on and stragglers soon fall by the wayside. It takes a certain attitude to survive and thrive regional Australia. And the days of gender stereotyping in the outback are being left in the dust as women increasingly step into the roles more traditionally associated with men. Here are some rural fiction stories that celebrate the tough, resilient, energetic and fearless women of the Australian bush.