We are not just passing through

Over a couple of trips to Bourke in north-west NSW late in 2013 I got interested in the town and its socio-economic circumstances. I hadn’t been there for 12 years and the place felt significantly different – despite a Sydney Morning Herald report from earlier in 2013 declaring it more dangerous than any country in the world.

I spoke with a lot of people, did a deal of research and wrote a piece: “We are not just passing through”.

It was published by Griffith Review in the eBook for edition 44, Cultural Solutions. You can read it here: https://griffithreview.com/articles/11801/

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