Desert Queen Daisy Bates


In this webcast Susanna de Vries speaks about her latest biography, Desert Queen: the many lives and loves of Daisy Bates.  In the 1890s, Irish-born orphan Daisy Bates reinvented herself from governess to heiress to anthropologist, and put Aboriginal culture on the map with her study of language and kinship ties. Susanna is an international author and her 14 books have won her literary awards in Ireland and Britain, an Order of Australia for services to literature and a Winston Churchill Fellowship.

Speaker:  Susanna de Vries
Duration:  1:03:38 minutes
Date:  19 June 2008

Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Desert Queen Daisy Bates.