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Characters of the outback

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Get to know some irrepressible personalities of the Australian bush.

We’re a country of fringe-dwellers – around 80% of the Australian population lives within 50 km of the coast. But for some, the pull of the vast, remote, sparsely populated, arid centre of the continent is far stronger than that of the sea. The secrets of the outback – the landscapes, the light, the communities, the plants and wildlife – belong to those who live there. And the characters of those who do are very much shaped by the places they inhabit. Get to know some of the locals.