Three weeks to see the outback and understand about Australians? I hired a car in Darwin and drove to Alice and stayed at an Aboriginal art centre and visited historical sites. It was four days WWOOFing on a mango farm that really taught me about outback living: clearing dead branches and leaves from mango trees in boiling temperatures will do that. So does a cold beer and fresh mud crab eaten as its shell is broken. It was hard work but helped me understand the outback Occer and the harshness of outback life.