'Bush Studies is famous for its stark realism—for not romanticising bush life, instead showing all its bleakness and harshness.
'Economic of style, influenced by the great nineteenth-century Russian novelists, Barbara Baynton’s short-story collection presents the Australian bush as dangerous and isolating for the women who inhabit it.' (Publication summary : Text Classics)
Unit Suitable For
AC: Senior Secondary (English Unit 1)
Australia, Australian Bush, colonisation, connection to place, gender, hardship, isolation, resilience, women
Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Information and communication technology, Literacy, Personal and social