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On the wallaby track

Spot this family.

Over 100 years ago, families like this one would travel through the bush looking for work on farms and properties. The artist – Frederick McCubbin – wanted to show what their life was like and painted this family getting ready to spend the night in the bush.

Notice their tent in the background.

Look at the mother and baby in the foreground. How do you think the mother is feeling?

Imagine you are part of this family. Write a diary entry about your day travelling through the bush or draw a picture about your adventures.

 

At home

Imagine you are looking for people to work on your farm and write an advertisement to attract them.