Extended Audio Sample

Download Desert Queen: The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Desert Queen: The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates (Unabridged), by Susanna De Vries
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susanna De Vries Narrator: Beverley Dunn Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

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'.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BOLI_000814

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debra | 11/9/2010

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debra | 9/3/2010

    " 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. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations