Seven Little Australians

Ethel TURNER (1872 - 1958)

This is the story of seven incorrigible children living near Sydney in the 1880’s with their military-man father, and a stepmother who is scarcely older than the oldest child of the family. A favourite amongst generations of children for over a century, this story tells of the cheeky exploits of Meg, Pip, Judy, Bunty, Nell, Baby, and The General (who is the real baby of the family), as well as providing a fascinating insight into Australian family life in a bygone era. (Summary by Ophelia Darcy)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 01 – Chiefly Descriptive, Chapter 02 – Fowl For Dinner Ophelia Darcy
00:18:15
Play 02 Chapter 03 – Virtue Not Always Rewarded Ophelia Darcy
00:19:57
Play 03 Chapter 04 – The General Sees Active Service Ophelia Darcy
00:18:40
Play 04 Chapter 05 – Next Monday Morning; Chapter 06 – The Sweetness of Sweet Sixteen Ophelia Darcy
00:22:14
Play 05 Chapter 07 – What Say You to Falling in Love? Ophelia Darcy
00:19:41
Play 06 Chapter 08 – A Catapault and a Catastrophe; Chapter 09 – Consequences Ophelia Darcy
00:16:26
Play 07 Chapter 10 – Bunty in the Light of a Hero Ophelia Darcy
00:19:12
Play 08 Chapter 11 – The Truant; Chapter 12 – Swish, Swish! Ophelia Darcy
00:21:49
Play 09 Chapter 13 – Uninvited Guests; Chapter 14 – The Squatter’s Invitation Ophelia Darcy
00:21:26
Play 10 Chapter 15 – Three Hundred Miles On The Train; Chapter 16 – Yarrahappini Ophelia Darcy
00:23:01
Play 11 Chapter 17 – Cattle-drafting at Yarrahappini; Chapter 18 – The Picnic at Krangi-Bahtoo Ophelia Darcy
00:17:59
Play 12 Chapter 19 – A Pale-blue Hair Ribbon; Chapter 20 – Little Judy Ophelia Darcy
00:18:17
Play 13 Chapter 21 – When the Sun Went Down; Chapter 22 – At Last Ophelia Darcy
00:14:33