noun(the backblocks) Australian /NZ
- Land in the remote and sparsely inhabited interior: [as modifier]: backblocks roadsMore example sentences
- The bureau comes not just to the ‘burbs, but to the backblocks as government offices are closed in country towns, to be replaced by online access.
- Her family need her to be what Holocaust scholars call ‘a memorial candle’, named by her grandpa, living his life as it should have been, getting out of the backblocks, getting herself into print.
- Ferrets and stoats, introduced by European settlers in the nineteenth century, pushed the birds further into the backblocks of New Zealand.