Recommended Reading

Here is a list of books and articles that have helped us think about and understand regional Australia and regional communities in general. The list will grow over time. If you have any recommendations, please email us


From Australia

Australia Reimagined by Hugh MacKay

Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

One Hundred Years of Dirt by Rick Morton

Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up by Gabrielle Chan

The Bush by Don Watson

Has this Former Detective Cracked it? by Greg Bearup in The Weekend Australian magazine


From overseas

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks

English Pastoral by James Rebanks