Education in Rural Education (vol. 1) is the first incarnation of what has become the Australian and International Journal of Rural Education. These research articles have been retrieved from the archives and digitised to provide insights into rural and remote education in Australia in the early 1990s. Here Ann Morrow raises issues of social justice for policy and practice within rural and remote education. Ted Scott distinguishes between rural and remote and focuses our attention on the needs of the most remote of learning communities. Margaret Clyde focuses on the needs of pre-school learners within rural contexts, and, Robert Baker and John Andrews explore the reasons why parents pursue boarding school options for their children.