Robert Drew on the discovery of the baby phenomenon in Australia: “I thought, ‘Why hasn’t anyone heard of it?'” | Australian Books

TThe sepia lithograph within the Nationwide Library was irresistible to the novelist Robert Drew. A younger boy in pink shorts was painted in 1866, leaning on an English winding nation highway. On the trainer is the winner’s scarf. John Day was the “Baby Phenomenon of Australia”. At 10 years previous, weighing 4 stones, he was … Read more