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.