*recommended for purchase
Blainey, Geoffrey. This Land is all Horizons - Australian Fears and Visions. 2001 Boyer Lectures; Sydney:ABC Books, 2001.
Davison, Graeme & Marc Brodie. Struggle Country: The rural ideal in twentieth century Australia. Clayton Vic: Monash University Press, 2005.
Dempsey, K. Smalltown: a study of social inequality, cohesion and belonging. Melbourne: OUP, 1990.
Gammage, Bill.The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia.Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2011.
Gray, Ian and Lawrence, Geoffrey. A Future for Regional Australia: Escaping the global misfortune.Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Habel, Norman C. The Birth, the Curse and the Greening of Earth: An Ecological Reading of Genesis 1–11. The Earth Bible vol. 1. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2011.
Hawkes, Nicholas. The Country is Different: Ministry and Hope for Rural Australia. Melbourne: JBCE, 1995.
Hughes, Philip and Audra Kunciunas, Sowing and Nurturing: Challenges and Possibilities for Rural Churches, Christian Research Association, Nunawading, 2009.
Jung, L. Shannon, and Mary Agria, Rural Congregational Studies: A Guide For Good Shepherds, Abingdon Press, 1997.
Pascoe, Bruce. Dark Emu Black Seeds: Agriculture or accident? Broome: Magabala books, 2014.
Pfitzner, John (ed). We are hanging on. Voices of hope in the rural crisis. Adelaide: Lutheran Publishing House, 1992.