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Latest issue cover Pubs are the focal point of every outback community, and Australians and overseas visitors can't get enough of them. Some outback pubs attract more people in a year than live in a large regional centre, while others serve as the source of not just a "cold one", but supplies, fuel, information and a good yarn. Whatever the location, and no matter how remote, you can bank on the fact that there'll be a great bush pub not too far away.


Western Belle
Issue 37 Oct/Nov 2004
Rugby rules in the Darling Downs town of Condamine, and the local pub doesn’t need to ring its namesake cowbell to fill up with thirsty patrons.

Friendly digs
Issue 36 Aug/Sept 2004
Named after the burrowing marsupial, the township of Wombat – and its firmly established hotel – boasts a keen community spirit, an inclusive atmosphere, and even a generous British benefactor.

Border pub
Issue 35 June/July 2004
Tattersalls Hotel greets travellers heading through the junction of the Matilda Hwy, Queensland, and the Kidman Way, NSW, with a warm and friendly atmosphere courtesy of publican Mary Crawley and her family.

Savannah pub survivor
Issue 34 April/May 2004
In its effort to save a critically endangered bird species, a community conservation group has transformed a marginal sheep station in South Australia's Riverland into an internationally recognised model for biodiversity conservation and ecotourism.

Wet your whistle at the Junction
Issue 33, Feb - Mar 2004
There has been a pub where Western Australia's Lyons River and Gascoyne River come together since about 1884 and the basic, honest, outback watering hole remains pretty much unchanged today.

Rebuilding Ora Banda
Issue 32, Dec 2003 - Jan 2004
Goldrushes, ghosts, biker feuds and cold-blooded murder are all part of the rich past of Western Australia's Ora Banda Historical Inn - it serves a pretty good burger too.

Tibooburra's brush with fame
Issue 31 Oct/Nov 2003
Tibooburra, the hottest, most isolated town in NSW, boasts a novel memorial to some of the biggest names in Australian art in one of its historically significant watering holes.

Where Matilda first waltzed
Issue 30 Aug/Sept 2003
Winton's North Gregory Hotel is one of the outback's famous pubs and plays a central role in the town's history.

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