Art writer, editor and lecturer Laura Murray selected the paintings presented here so that as wide an audience as possible could share the beauty of Helen Baldwin's watercolours. Both the landscapes and the portraits are superbly executed and are imbued with the artist's love of the country and the people. She has painted children at play, women gathering 'bush tucker', men and boys working with the cattle at stockyards, as well as spectacular scenes of sunsets and mountains, creeks and deserts.
The almost diary-style text, edited by Laura Murray, gives the reader the personal impressions Helen Baldwin has recorded on her trips to the Aboriginal lands of central Australia over more than thirty years. She has been fortunate to have been taken into the family group of her Aboriginal friends and so has been able to observe closely their way of life.
Children of the Dreamtime presents another side of Australia, not seen by the city-dwellers, of vast open spaces inhabited by people who seek not to change the land but to enjoy it simply as it is.