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Desert queen : the many lives and loves of Daisy Bates / Susanna De Vries
Bib ID 4201794
Format BookBook
Author
De Vries, Susanna, 1935-
 
Description Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2008 
294 p. : ill., maps, ports.; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780732282431
Summary

"Born into modest circumstances in Ireland in 1859 and orphaned by the age of six, Daisy Bates' pulled herself up to become governess, wife, mother, journalist, intrepid traveller and one of Australia's most controversial ethnographers. Her lack of convention went deeper than her private life; at a time when white Australia mostly turned its back on indigenous Australians, Daisy set out to study desert Aborigines and document their culture. She would eventually spend 16 years living in a tent in outback Australia tending and documenting desert tribes."--Provided by publisher.

"Born into modest circumstances in Ireland in 1859 and orphaned by the age of six, Daisy Bates' prospects were dim. But through strength of will she pulled herself up to become governess, wife, mother, journalist, intrepid traveller and one of Australia's most controversial ethnographers. The mistress of reinvention, once in Australia, Daisy was able to pass herself off as a member of the aristocracy. Marriage followed - first to the young Breaker Morant, then bigamously to two other husbands. But her lack of convention went deeper than her private life; at a time when white Australia mostly turned its back on indigenous Australians, Daisy set out to study desert Aborigines and document their culture. She would eventually spend 16 years living in a tent in outback Australia tending and documenting desert tribes."--Provided by publisher.

Notes

Bibliography: p. 277-294.

Subjects Bates, Daisy, 1859-1951.  |  Women anthropologists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.  |  Mirning people (A9) (WA SH52-14)  |  Bibbulman people (W1) (WA SI50-10)  |  Roebuck Plains (WA West Kimberley SE51-10)  |  Wupipi / Broome (WA West Kimberley SE51-06)  |  Eucla (SE WA Nullarbor SH52-14)  |  Ooldea (Far West SA SH52-12)  |  Beagle Bay (WA West Kimberley SE51-02)
Available From HarperCollins Publishers, 25 Ryde Road, Pymble NSW 2073 

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