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Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2014’

As I reflect on my time researching in this vast country, I acknowledge I’ve only had a brief glimpse at the quilt of stories that makes up the culture and controversies of wool farming in Australia and life in the bush. From the hills of South Australia where my hands were rough and cracked from …

As the train eases away from the platform in Peterborough, South Australia, I wrap up my fourth and final research site in Australia. I spent the week on a 40,000-acre sheep station nestled in the southern Flinders Ranges. Besides learning about station management in the driest state of the driest inhabited continent in the world, …