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Desert queen

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 heiresstraveller and "woman of science". She would become one of the best known and most controversial ethnologists in history, and one of the first people to put Aboriginal culture on the map. Born into tough circumstances, Daisy's prospects were dim. 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?

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  • "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 heiresstraveller and "woman of science". She would become one of the best known and most controversial ethnologists in history, and one of the first people to put Aboriginal culture on the map. Born into tough circumstances, Daisy's prospects were dim. 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?"@en
  • "Please note this is a restricted access audio book for the vision impaired. In the 1890s when most women were content to marry well, Daisy Bates, an Irish-born, former charity case orphan, reinvented herself from governess to heiress to anthropologist. She would become one of the best known, and most controversial anthropologis- ts in history, and one of the first people to put Aboriginal culture on the map with her study of language and kinship ties. This is an MP3 Audio Book."
  • "Australian history."
  • "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."
  • "Please note this is a restricted access audio book for the vision impaired. In the 1890s when most women were content to marry well, Daisy Bates, an Irish-born, former charity case orphan, reinvented herself from governess to heiress to anthropologist. She would become one of the best known, and most controversial anthropologis- ts in history, and one of the first people to put Aboriginal culture on the map with her study of language and kinship ties."
  • ""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."
  • "Biographies and autobiographies."
  • "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 first 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'."
  • "Biographies and Autobiographies."
  • "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 first people to put Aboriginal culture on the map."

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  • "Australian"
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  • "Nonfiction"

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  • "Desert Queen the many lives and loves of Daisy Bates"
  • "Desert Queen [the many lives and loves of Daisy Bates]"
  • "Desert queen"
  • "Desert queen"@en
  • "Desert Queen"
  • "Desert queen the many lives and loves of Daisy Bates"@en
  • "Desert queen the many lives and loves of Daisy Bates"