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The Country of Lost Children : An Australian Anxiety - Peter Pierce

The Country of Lost Children

An Australian Anxiety

Hardcover Published: 28th June 1999
ISBN: 9780521594400
Number Of Pages: 230

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The figure of the lost child has haunted the Australian imagination. Peter Pierce's original and sometimes shocking study The Country of Lost Children traces this ambivalent and disturbing history. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from poetry, fiction and newspaper reports to paintings and films, The Country of Lost Children analyzes the cultural and moral implications of the lost child in Australian history and illuminates a crucial aspect of our present condition. At its core are confronting, often troubling, questions about childhood itself.

In the Nineteenth Century: Discovering the Lost Child: 1. The lost child introduced: Henry Kingsley's The Recollections of Geoffry Hamlyn
'Come let us sing of this fair child heroic': Jane Duff and her brothers
Alfred Boulter A Monument at Daylesford
Marcus Clarke's Lost Children
The Case of Clara Crosbie
Frederick McCubbin's Images of the Lost Child
Fairytales of the 1890s
The Bush Balladists'
Turn Mrs Praed and the Punishment of Mrs Tregaskiss
Henry Lawson and 'The Babies in the Bush'
Joseph Furphy's 'Perfect Young-Australian'
In the Twentieth Century: The Child Abandoned: In the theatre
In fiction
Book into film
True stories
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ISBN: 9780521594400
ISBN-10: 0521594405
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 28th June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5