backblocks

backblocks

(ˈbækˌblɒks)
pl n
Austral and NZ bush or remote farming area far distant from city amenities
ˈbackˌblock adj
ˈbackˌblocker n
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Three riders (Hin, Jo, and the unnamed female character who tells the story) are heading for a store in the utter backblocks of New Zealand; they are exhausted, their pack-horse is sick and they want to stop there for the night.
30) Four cases of typhoid fever from one family were the subject of a New Zealand backblocks hospital nurse's account in 1912.
10) The kind of itinerant horseback ministry conducted in the backblocks of the colony by priests like H.
The book presents the poems in categories such as December Days, Santa, Beach and Backblocks, Pets and Pests, Lazy Days, Sounds of Summer and Long Distant Blues, making it easy to access.
Individuals who would never have "gone it alone" as pure, self-seeking capitalists were prepared to attempt backblocks pioneering as members of "a band of brothers" undergirded by a sense of community, and by an awareness that there would be a pooling of talents and a group commitment to the common good.
In 1909, Kai Tiaki refers to Maori and backblocks nursing but reveals nothing to suggest that Maori nurses were seen as colleagues in the association.
BackBlocks are available for about pounds 30 but a cheaper homemade substitute is to lie over a five centimetre stack of books.
Lyne's performance in the 1897-98 Federal Convention sessions earned him Alfred Deakin's contempt: 'a crude, sleek, suspicious, blundering, short-sighted backblocks politician'.
Rereading some of these poems after thirty years re-vealed that they have been bivouacking in the backblocks of memory, ready to return at the slightest prompting.
the sad one in the south of France--the backblocks schoolmaster in N.
She travelled 350 miles through outback Australia in a covered wagon, with a missionary and lady chaperone, to learn more about life in the backblocks.
Early on, the Maori took advantage of the new written language to conduct their own propaganda campaigns via newspapers, but after their defeat they retreated into the backblocks, where they began to regroup.