‘Home Life of the Victorian Aborigines’ was painted by artist Caroline Le Souėf in 1895. Caroline grew-up in friendly contact with the local Aboriginal people of the Goulburn River Valley region, and developed an ongoing interest in their life and customs. Later in life she took up oil painting of Aboriginal subjects – reminiscences from her and her husband’s youth. During his teenage years Caroline’s husband Mr. Albert A. Le Souef had spent three years at the Goulburn River protectorate station, managed by his father, where he gained lasting knowledge of Aboriginal culture and bushcraft. This painting depicts the everyday life of the local Aboriginal people of the Goulburn River Valley region.