Desert Queen: The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates [used book]

By: Susanna de Vries

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The Queen of the Never Never as never seen before! In the 1890s, when a woman's role was seen as marrying well and raising a family, Daisy Bates reinvented herself from humble governess to heiress-traveller and 'woman of science'. She would become one of the best-known and most controversial ethnologists in history, and one of the fi rst people to put Aboriginal culture on the map. Born into tough circumstances, Daisy's prospects were dim; her father an alcoholic bootmaker, her mother dying of consumption when Daisy was only four years old. Through sheer strength of will, young Daisy overcame her miserable start, and in 1883 she migrated to Australia with a boatload of orphans, passing herself off as an heiress who taught for fun. Marriage followed - first with the young Breaker Morant, then bigamously with two other husbands. For decades she led a double life. But who was the real Daisy Bates? While other biographies have presented her as a saint, historian Susanna de Vries gives readers a more complex portrait of the 'Queen of the Never Never'.

Title: Desert Queen: The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates [used book]

Author Name: Susanna de Vries

Categories: Australian Biographies, Australian History,

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2008

ISBN Number: 0732282438

ISBN Number 13: 9780732282431

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Type: Book

Size: Trade Paperback

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: 001560