Human Toll

Barbara BAYNTON (1857 - 1929)

Ursula (Ursie) Ewart, orphaned as a young child, is sent away from her home in the Australian bush. While Ursie was previously doted on by station hands, Boshy, Nungi,and Queeby, at her new home, in a nearby country town, she is barely tolerated. Her only confidante is Andrew (Andree), an older child in the same household.

In Human Toll, Barbara Baynton builds on her observations in Bush Studies to provide further insight into women's experience of Australian bush life and culture at the turn of the 20th century. (written by Kirsty Leishman)

Genre(s): Family Life, Published 1900 onward

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapter I Kirsty Leishman
00:44:27
Play 02 02 - Chapter II Kirsty Leishman
00:20:52
Play 03 03 - Chapter III Kirsty Leishman
01:00:20
Play 04 04 - Chapter IV Kirsty Leishman
00:16:53
Play 05 05 - Chapter V Kirsty Leishman
00:12:09
Play 06 06 - Chapter VI Kirsty Leishman
00:17:27
Play 07 07 - Chapter VII Kirsty Leishman
00:12:47
Play 08 08 - Chapter VIII Kirsty Leishman
00:07:37
Play 09 09 - Chapter XI Kirsty Leishman
00:25:22
Play 10 10 - Chapter X Kirsty Leishman
00:34:34
Play 11 11 - Chapter XI Kirsty Leishman
00:15:50
Play 12 12 - Chapter XII Kirsty Leishman
00:31:53
Play 13 13 - Chapter XIII Kirsty Leishman
00:13:30
Play 14 14 - Chapter XIV Kirsty Leishman
00:35:28
Play 15 15 - Chapter XV Kirsty Leishman
01:06:25