The Seven Little Australians is an anarchic and joyful look at family life, set in nineteenth century Sydney. What do you do with seven wild, unruly children? If you are Captain Woolcot, father of the brood, the answer is ‘not much’. Their young stepmother Esther is scarcely older than they are and not much help either. So Meg, Pip, Judy, Bunty, Nell, Baby and “the General” are left in their country home to make mischief – and what adventures they have! First published in 1894, Ethel Turner’s classic is the most famous and beloved children’s book to come out of Australia.