Literary lecturer and writer Susannah Fullerton discusses two works that have been popular and which have lasted. She looks at how Australia shaped their authors and how those authors shaped Australia, and analyses what it is that makes them good or great works of literature.
Image: Frank Mahony Rounding up a straggler 1889 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales
Henry Lawson and 'The drover’s wife'
Ethel Turner and 'Seven little Australians'