Outback or the bush

“The drover’s life has pleasures that townsfolk never know…”

Banjo Patterson

The Australian use of the word bush to describe rural scrublands probably comes from the Dutch word Bos or Bosch, meaning forest. The concept of the bush has become iconic of a landscape that is sparsely populated, regardless of vegetation. For European settlers it reflects the juxtaposition they experienced, coming from entirely more verdant environments. The term outback was also used by these settlers to describe the more arid inland of Australia. Romanticizing the bush and outback through art and literature was big step in forming a concept of Australian self identify. #bushfarm #letsmakelemonade

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