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Daisy Bates in the Desert: A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines
Daisy Bates in the Desert A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines
Author: Julia Blackburn
In 1913, when she was fifty-four years old, Daisy Bates went to live in the deserts of South Australia. — And there she stayed, with occasional interruptions, for almost thirty years. She left a detailed record of her life in her letters, her published articles, her book The Passing of the Aborigines, and in notes scribbled on paper bags...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780679420019
ISBN-10: 0679420010
Publication Date: 8/9/1994
Pages: 232
Edition: 1st American ed
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3.2 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Pantheon
Book Type: Hardcover
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This book is atypical for a biography--it's primarily written in first person as in an autobiography. The prose is lyrical and remote, as if we are listening to the subject--now a demented old woman--as her life flashes before her eyes. The Aboriginies are depicted casually as one would describe friends, rather than as the subject of an anthropological study. The appropriate audience for this book are people who enjoy reading poetry and will read a book for the beauty of its language rather than the character of its content.
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