Despite the central role the bush plays in Australia's founding mythology, this country's history has really been urban in nature. So it's fascinating to watch as decades old trends in city-bound migration upended.
It seems we're leaving the coast and heading inland for a whole bunch of reasons - the pandemic, price, quality of life, a desire for something new, or simply a spirit of adventure.
White Cliffs is surrounded by wild country, dominated by red dirt and rocky scrub, on the edge of Australia's ancient dried up inland sea.
It's a town filled with treasure hunters and misfits, drawn to the vastness, the harshness, the promise of riches. The beauty and the terror.
A lot of guys here wouldn't take [the postal route] on and here I am this dotty old lady tripping out there, 3500 kilometres a week in outback conditions.Dr Gaye Nicholls
Gaye Nicholls spent a career on the cutting edge of science, but chose to spend her retirement delivering mail on one of the most difficult postie runs in the country.
And three mates ditched the city for a tin shack and boiling heat, all for the promise of adventure and riches.
Read the article about the unlikely postie Gaye Nicholls.
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