Desert Queen: The many lives and loves of Daisy Bates

Desert Queen: The many lives and loves of Daisy Bates

Susanna de Vries / Dec 06, 2019

Desert Queen The many lives and loves of Daisy Bates The Queen of the Never Never as never seen before In the s when a woman s role was seen as marrying well and raising a family Daisy Bates reinvented herself from humble governess to heiress trav

  • Title: Desert Queen: The many lives and loves of Daisy Bates
  • Author: Susanna de Vries
  • ISBN: 9780732282431
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 onThe 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 complex portrait of the Queen of the Never Never.

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      • Susanna de Vries

        From Blue Ribbons Bitter Bread SUSANNA DE VRIES is an art historian who has now retired from lecturing at the Continuing Education Department of the University of Queensland She was born in London and attended the Sorbonne in Paris and the University of Madrid She came to Australia in 1975, has been the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship and has written extensively on art history, both here and abroad She was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1996 for services to Australian and European art.In addition to writing Blue Ribbons Bitter Bread, which has won several awards, Susanna is the author of the following books Historic Brisbane and its Early Artists Historic Sydney the Founding of Australia Pioneer Women, Pioneer Land The Impressionists Revealed Conrad Martens on the Beagle and in Australia Ethel Carrick Fox Travels and Triumphs of a Post Impressionist Strength of Spirit Pioneering Women of Achievement from First Fleet to Federation and Strength of Purpose Australian Women of Achievement part author of Parenting Girls with Dr Janet Irwin For HarperCollins she has written a four volume paperback series on Great Australia Women Volumes One and Two have now been reissued as a double volume titled Great Australian Women, 36 Women who Changed Australia, and Volume Three Heroic Australian Women in War HarperCollins, 2004 Volume Four is titled Great Women of the Outback HarperCollins 2005 Together with her husband, Jake de Vries she has written the illustrated book Historic Brisbane Convict Settlement to River City published by Pandanus Press and To Hell and Back, the banned account of Gallipoli From Royal Mistresses Susanna de Vries was born and raised in England and now divides her time between Australia and Europe She is the author of a dozen biographies of women and three books of art history.As an adopted child, the product of a liaison between a married aristocrat and his married mistress, she was drawn to research this complex topic and the result was Royal Mistresses.Educated at St George s Ascot, Berkshire Susanna studied art history and literature in Paris and Madrid She undertook post graduate study in Florence and on a Churchill Fellowship was allowed to conduct research in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle She received an Order of Australia AM for services to art and literature and an award for a distinguished contribution to literature by the Australian Society of Women Writers She has retired from lecturing at university but is an approved lecturer for the Australian branch of NADFAS, the Fine and Decorative Art Society.Susanna became interested in effects of arranged marriages between cousins, a usual practice among royal families and the genetic and psychological effects when her first husband worked in the Department of Clinical Psychiatry headed by Professor Sir Martin Roth, a respected psychiatrist consulted by several members of the royal family and came to Australia when her late husband was appointed professor at the Medical School of the University of Queensland.


    341 Comments


    1. Loved this book. Honest and exciting This woman was amazing. Of Irish decent moved to Australia and lived and worked with the aboriginals. Just a thought: The webs we weave when at first we practice to deceive.


    2. A fascinating read about a complex but inspiring woman. Susanna De Vries untangles some of the real story of Daisy Bates, Irish orphan, who emigrated to Australia in the 1880s, from Daisy's own created fictional version of her life. She spends the early part of her life trying to escape the poverty of her childhood and create a life of comfort and opulence, with lies and marriages intended to further her future. She marries Breaker Morant, then leaves him and bigamously marries two other men. Al [...]


    3. Daisy Bates in not an easy biography subject. The woman built a web of lies around herself when she was younger, and later in life burned all her personal papers. Susanna de Vries has done a solid job researching, unraveling and telling the story of this fascinating woman. Desert Queen isn’t a great biography, but it’s highly readable and you can’t really go wrong with the subject matter.Daisy Bates emigrated from Ireland to Australia in 1883. Aware that her prospects were dim, she lied ab [...]


    4. MP3 audiononfictionography6 October 1859 – 18 April 1951As an anthropologist living among the Australian aborigines, Daisy Mae Bates compiled and published a unique collection of material about them.She was born as Margaret Dwyer in County Tipperary, Ireland in 1859. At age 23, she emigrated to Australia on the R.M.S. Almora and began life anew.She reworked the threads of childhood poverty and created a Daisy May O'Dwyer, born into a life of opulence.She married poet and horseman Breaker Moran [...]


    5. Tended to be repetitive but interesting considering Daisy Bates was doing anthropological research prior to Margaret Mead. Daisy Bates lived to age 90. She did what she could in the turn of the 19th-20th century for the Aborine in the Outback Australia.


    6. As fascinated as I am by Daisy Bates, the dead weight of De Vries ensures that the true majesty of her life and research remains hidden from view.I do acknowledge thanks to De Vries; now that I have battled through this turgid dross I can erase her from my list of authors to read.


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