The story of the kind Samaritan, who showed bounteous compassion to the poor, beaten man, found new expression in colonial Sydney.
By the 1850s, the European settlement in Sydney was rapidly expanding whilst the Indigenous communities were greatly devastated.
For some, Sydney was a place of a new start, or opportunity and excitement. For others, life was extremely hard, particularly for women.
Many single mothers struggled to support their family with no social welfare, no state education and often no where to live.