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What do the people in outback eat?

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November 29, 2008 8:42AM

People in the modern Australian outback eat the same things as people in the cities. The storage and cooking facilities are comparable with those in the cities, although costs tend to be slightly higher due to the cost of extra transportation. In the 19th century and early 20th century, when the outback was a place for itinerant swagmen and bushmen, these people often lived on damper, a simple bread made from flour, salt and water and cooked over an open campfire. Workers in the outback lived on a fairly staple diet of beef or mutton with potatoes or stews.