A different kind of loneliness

The story of two complex Australian women
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April 2021, no. 430
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Into the Loneliness: The unholy alliance of Ernestine Hill and Daisy Bates by Eleanor Hogan

NewSouth, $34.99 pb, 432 pp

A different kind of loneliness

The story of two complex Australian women
by
April 2021, no. 430

Into the Loneliness is the story of two Australian women, opposites in temperament, who eschewed the conventional roles expected of women of their eras, lived unconventional lives, and produced books that influenced the culture and imagination of twentieth-century Australia. The book focuses on their complicated friendship, and on Ernestine Hill’s role in assisting Daisy Bates to produce the manuscript that was published in 1938 as The Passing of the Aborigines, which became a bestseller in Australia and Britain. Hill, a successful and popular journalist, organised the anthropological material and ghost-wrote much of the book, for which Bates privately expressed her gratitude, while not acknowledging it publicly.

Kim Mahood reviews 'Into the Loneliness: The unholy alliance of Ernestine Hill and Daisy Bates' by Eleanor Hogan

Into the Loneliness: The unholy alliance of Ernestine Hill and Daisy Bates

by Eleanor Hogan

NewSouth, $34.99 pb, 432 pp

Buy this book

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