There is an affection for the country stirs up a deep nostalgic feeling of what it means to be an Australian.

Living in the country of course is a completely different thing.

But those that grew up in the country always feel that connection and the book “Growing up in Country Australia” Edited by Rick Morton brings together 39 stories that amuse, jar, shock and charm and often not in the right order.  All city boys and girls should at least read what happens at the back and beyond of the planned malls of suburban life.

Image: Image: Shutterstock – Volodymyr Dvornyk

Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Rick Morton – Author and Journalist

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 19 April 2022