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Covering 54 per cent of Western Australia, the region stretches from the rugged red earth of Mt Augustus and Kennedy Ranges in the north  to the sweeping snow-white beaches of Esperance and the South Coast.

At the very heart of Western Australia’s Golden Outback lies the modern mining hub of Kalgoorlie and the Goldfields, offering fascinating insights into the history and heritage of the wild gold rush days. And in the Wheatbelt to the west, picturesque rolling farmland is dotted with colourful rural townships, granite outcrops, farm stays and Wave Rock.

Some of Western Australia’s most acclaimed writers live in and write about this diverse landscape and it’s communities. From internationally renowned poet and novelist John Kinsella, to rural fiction authors Fiona Palmer and Fleur McDonald, the literature of the Golden Outback is as diverse as the land that inspires it.

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