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Issue Details: First known date: 2008 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 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

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to Jim McJannett of Thursday Island, Queensland, whose collection of Daisy Bates papers and photographs, along with his encyclopaedic knowledge and research skills, has been invaluable.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2008 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 294p.
      Description: illus. (b & w), map, ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes endnotes (p.277-294)
      ISBN: 9780732282431 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Who is Daisy Bates? Beverley Kingston , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , May vol. 24 no. 2 2013; (p. 6)

— Review of Daisy Bates, 'the Great White Queen of the Never Never' Elizabeth Salter 1971 single work biography ; Daisy Bates : Grand Dame of the Desert Bob Reece 2007 single work biography ; Kabbarli : A Personal Memoir of Daisy Bates Ernestine Hill 1973 single work biography ; Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates Susanna De Vries 2008 single work biography
Daisy, Queen of the Desert Angela Bennie , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 March 2008; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates Susanna De Vries 2008 single work biography ; Daisy Bates : Grand Dame of the Desert Bob Reece 2007 single work biography
Non-Fiction Steven Carroll , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 March 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates Susanna De Vries 2008 single work biography
Native Entitlement Philip Jones , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , March vol. 3 no. 2 2008; (p. 3, 10)

— Review of Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates Susanna De Vries 2008 single work biography ; Daisy Bates : Grand Dame of the Desert Bob Reece 2007 single work biography
'Thinking Black' Nicholas Brown , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 300 2008; (p. 34-35)

— Review of Daisy Bates : Grand Dame of the Desert Bob Reece 2007 single work biography ; Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates Susanna De Vries 2008 single work biography
This Week's Selections David Bradbury , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 19 April 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates Susanna De Vries 2008 single work biography
Setting the Record Straight Louise Campbell , 2008 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 305 2008; (p. 4)
Louise Campbell corrects false information about Ernestine Hill that is included in Susanna de Vries's Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates. Campbell says: 'HarperCollins has undertaken to correct facts about Ernestine Hill in a rewrite of appropriate portions in any future editions of this title.'
Daisy, Queen of the Desert Angela Bennie , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 March 2008; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates Susanna De Vries 2008 single work biography ; Daisy Bates : Grand Dame of the Desert Bob Reece 2007 single work biography
Non-Fiction Steven Carroll , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 March 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates Susanna De Vries 2008 single work biography
Native Entitlement Philip Jones , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , March vol. 3 no. 2 2008; (p. 3, 10)

— Review of Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates Susanna De Vries 2008 single work biography ; Daisy Bates : Grand Dame of the Desert Bob Reece 2007 single work biography
'Thinking Black' Nicholas Brown , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 300 2008; (p. 34-35)

— Review of Daisy Bates : Grand Dame of the Desert Bob Reece 2007 single work biography ; Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates Susanna De Vries 2008 single work biography
This Week's Selections David Bradbury , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 19 April 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates Susanna De Vries 2008 single work biography
Who is Daisy Bates? Beverley Kingston , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , May vol. 24 no. 2 2013; (p. 6)

— Review of Daisy Bates, 'the Great White Queen of the Never Never' Elizabeth Salter 1971 single work biography ; Daisy Bates : Grand Dame of the Desert Bob Reece 2007 single work biography ; Kabbarli : A Personal Memoir of Daisy Bates Ernestine Hill 1973 single work biography ; Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates Susanna De Vries 2008 single work biography
Setting the Record Straight Louise Campbell , 2008 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 305 2008; (p. 4)
Louise Campbell corrects false information about Ernestine Hill that is included in Susanna de Vries's Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates. Campbell says: 'HarperCollins has undertaken to correct facts about Ernestine Hill in a rewrite of appropriate portions in any future editions of this title.'
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