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The Country of Lost Children


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Part I. In the Nineteenth Century: Discovering the Lost Child: 1. The lost child introduced: Henry Kingsley's The Recollections of Geoffry Hamlyn; 2. 'Come let us sing of this fair child heroic': Jane Duff and her brothers; 3. Alfred Boulter A Monument at Daylesford; 4. Marcus Clarke's Lost Children; 5. The case of Clara Crosbie; 6. Frederick McCubbin's Images of the Lost Child; 7. Fairytales of the 1890s; 8. The bush balladists' turn; 9. Mrs Praed and the punishment of Mrs Tregaskiss; 10. Henry Lawson and 'The Babies in the Bush'; 11. Joseph Furphy's 'Perfect Young-Australian'; Part II. In the Twentieth Century: The Child Abandoned: 1. In the theatre; 2. In fiction; 3. Book into film; 4. True stories; Works consulted; Index.

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This book traces the figure of the lost child in Australia's history and imagination.

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