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Bush Studies/Baynton, Barba/Paper/0207196427/S029-B
Written during the 1890's, Bush Studies presents a bleak and uncompromising, yet poignant and revealing image of life in the Australian bush.
These are not the stories of mates gathered round the fire, but of the dark loneliness of women. Not only are there fences to be built and a living to be coaxed from the land, but babies to be born - or buried - and the dangers of profound isolation to be injured, as well as the cruelties, or plain disappointments of men.
Bush Studies, written during the 1890s, was first published to considerable critical acclaim. These powerful and haunting stories of pioneering Australia give voice to the forgotten women of those times.