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Desert queen : the many lives and loves of Daisy Bates

Author: Susanna De Vries
Publisher: Pymble, Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins, 2008.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Daisy Bates; Daisy Bates; Breaker Morant; Daisy Bates; Breaker Morant
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susanna De Vries
ISBN: 9780732282431 0732282438
OCLC Number: 213411038
Awards: Short-listed for National Biography Award (Australia) 2009
Description: 294 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
1. Irish orphans --
2. In search of Daisy Dwyer --
3. The getting of wisdom --
4. Meeting and parting --
5. A marriage of sorts --
6. Daisy, the drover's wife --
7. The mystery of the third husband --
8. A visit to Ireland and a training job in London --
9. To the Northwest and on to Beagle Bay --
10. At Government House and off the beaten track --
11. Contradictions, complexities and research --
12. To the Isle of the Dead --
13. Eucla and the Nullarbor Plain --
14. Camping at Jergala Creek and the edge of the desert --
15. Joining the high and mighty --
16. 'Great White Queen of the Never-Never' --
17. Mrs Daisy Bates, CBE, at Canberra and Ooldea --
18. Birds of a feather --
19. Daisy Bates, a legendary figure --
20. Lonely, though not alone --
Epilogue: a personal note --
Afterword / Barbara Ker Wilson.
Responsibility: Susanna De Vries.

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Historian Susanna de Vries gives a complex portrait of Daisy Bates: an unconventional, Irish-born and ultimately well known anthropologist, who spent sixteen years living among West Australian  Read more...

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