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The country of lost children : an Australian anxiety, Peter Pierce

Label
The country of lost children : an Australian anxiety
Title
The country of lost children
Title remainder
an Australian anxiety
Statement of responsibility
Peter Pierce
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Analyses the cultural and moral implications of the lost child in Australian history; representations of 'black trackers' in colonial literature and art; mentions the case of the Duff children who disappeared in Victoria in 1864 and were discoverd by three Aboriginal trackers, one of whom was Dick-a-Dick, who travelled to England as part of the 1868 Aboriginal cricket team; discusses the theme of lost childrent in theatre, fiction and film in the twentieth century - Walkabout, Manganinnie, The Last Tasmanian; discusses the Stolen Generation and the Bringing Them Home report; Charlie McAdam's autobiography 'Boundary Lines'
Cataloging source
ANB:REV
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1950-
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Pierce, Peter
Dewey number
  • 820.9353
  • 700.452054
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dick-a-Dick
  • Lawson, Henry
  • Kingsley, Henry
  • McCubbin, Frederick
  • Missing children in art
  • Missing children in literature
  • Abandoned children in art
  • Abandoned children in literature
  • Australian literature
  • Children in motion pictures
  • Missing children in motion pictures
Label
The country of lost children : an Australian anxiety, Peter Pierce
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-205) and index
Contents
  • Part I: In the nineteenth century: discovering the lost child. 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 1890's. The bush balladists' turn. Mrs Praed and the Punishment of Mrs Tragaskiss. Henry Lawson and 'the babies in the bush'. Joseph Furphy's 'Perfect young Australian'
  • Part II: In the twentieth century: the child abandoned. In the theatre. Ray Lawler: Bubba and the baby dolls. 'They wasn't in our line': The lost children of Patrick White. In fiction. 'Our dread of the coming society'
Control code
000014294592
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 211 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 received from Lindsay Cleland
Isbn
9780521594998
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The country of lost children : an Australian anxiety, Peter Pierce
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-205) and index
Contents
  • Part I: In the nineteenth century: discovering the lost child. 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 1890's. The bush balladists' turn. Mrs Praed and the Punishment of Mrs Tragaskiss. Henry Lawson and 'the babies in the bush'. Joseph Furphy's 'Perfect young Australian'
  • Part II: In the twentieth century: the child abandoned. In the theatre. Ray Lawler: Bubba and the baby dolls. 'They wasn't in our line': The lost children of Patrick White. In fiction. 'Our dread of the coming society'
Control code
000014294592
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 211 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 received from Lindsay Cleland
Isbn
9780521594998
Other physical details
ill.

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