Babes in the Bush

Written by Kim Torney


Babes in the Bush explores the making of a uniquely Australian image — evocative and enduring image of the child lost in the Bush. Along with drought, fire and flood, the stories of children lost in the bush became central to the Australian colonial experience. This cultural legacy remains to this day and is one of the few experiences contemporary Australians share with their colonial past. Babes in the Bush provides intriguing insights into the domestic lives of Australia’s settlers and our changing attitudes towards children and childhood.

ISBN 9781920731359 (Paperback)
Formats C Format (230 x 152mm) (Paperback)
Categories Current Affairs, Culture & Social History
Pages 270
Publication Year 2005
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Kim torney

    Kim Torney

    Dr Kim Torney was awarded her PhD by the University of Melbourne in 2003. Her interest in the topic of lost children grew from the disturbing childhood experience of reading the classic story, ‘Lost in the Bush’ in a primary school reader. She became fascinated by the way in which a relatively uncommon experience had become a type of national icon and wanted to examine why this was. Read more